Industry Resources and Intelligence

U.S. Department of Commerce

Find a broad range of questions and answers on key trade issues from the federal government’s main export portal with information including:


U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) FAQ’s

Find a range of common questions for people who are new to exporting, and, in particular, new to export controls.The BIS FAQ’s provide a general understanding of U.S. Department of Commerce regulations and how to use them.


U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) FAQ’s

Find links to documents containing answers to frequently asked questions on State Department export controls. Information is provided on Commodity Jurisdiction, Registration, Licensing, and Compliance.


U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) FAQ’s

Find information on economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.


Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Find information on U.S. Trade Agreements and current U.S. trade policy. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative negotiates directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, resolve disputes and participate in global trade policy organizations.