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How to get an export license or permit

Most items exported to a foreign buyer will not need an export license or permit. But all items are subject to export control laws and regulations.

How to know if you need an export license

Only 5 percent of U.S. exports require an export license. Whether you need one depends on your product, the buyer, and the destination. To find out whether your product will need a license:

Find out what export documents you need

LAST UPDATED: December 6, 2023


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