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What should I pay attention to when exporting from Amazon? Amazon export control policy explanation

What should I pay attention to when exporting from Amazon? Amazon export control policy explanation

According to the Export Administration Regulations (hereinafter referred to as “EAR”), weapons commodities that are considered “military and civilian use” (ie, goods for both defense and commercial purposes) may be regulated by the US Department of Commerce. Export licenses or other approvals may be required from the US Department of Commerce before Amazon sells these items.

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Important: If you sell merchandise on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies that apply to these merchandise and merchandise information.

Amazon goods subject to the International and Export Trade Regulations

International Traffic in Arms Regulations

Some jurisdictions restrict the export, import or sale of these goods. For example, certain weapons are considered “defense items” and are regulated by the US State Department under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (hereinafter referred to as “ITAR”). For all goods subject to ITAR, a license, license exemption, or other approval is required from the US Department of State to “export” (22 CFR § 120.1 and subsequent provisions define export activities, including to or within the United States “Foreigners” or “Americans” at APO/DPO/FPO addresses outside the United States sell or transmit “technical data”). Violation of ITAR may result in the following penalties: civil penalties of up to a maximum fine of $500,000 for each violation, criminal penalties of up to $1,000,000 for each violation, and 10 years of imprisonment, and/or prohibiting business dealings with US companies.

Export Administration Regulations

According to the Export Administration Regulations (hereinafter referred to as “EAR”), weapons commodities that are considered “military and civilian use” (ie, goods for both defense and commercial purposes) may be regulated by the US Department of Commerce. Export licenses or other approvals may be required from the US Department of Commerce before selling these items. Violation of the EAR may result in the following penalties: a civil penalty of up to $250,000 for each violation or a penalty of twice the amount of the offending transaction, a criminal penalty of up to $1,000,000 fine for each violation, and 20 years of imprisonment, and/or deprivation of export authority. (Source: Amazon)

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