The Importance of Export Screening

Posted on July 15, 2021

U.S. Exporters must comply with all U.S. export regulations regardless of the volume or value their exports. A major component of U.S. export law is Restricted Party Screening, also known as Denied Party Screening.

The U.S Departments of State, Commerce and Treasury as well as other countries have constructed the restricted party lists. The lists identify parties with whom business should not be conducted. Some of examples of the lists are:

  • Denied Persons List
  • Unverified List
  • Entity List
  • Specially Designated Nationals List
  • Debarred List
  • Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) List
  • Foreign Sanctions Evaders List

Screening is of the utmost importance because it helps exporters minimize their risk. The BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) can assign fines, penalties, and even criminal charges against violators. Likewise, exporting privileges may be denied.

The lists are constantly expanding and changing, so it is vital that exporters screen properly and often.

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