Export F.A.Q.

 What is an Export?

An export generally requires physical transfer to take place outside of the borders of the United States, however if a technology transfer is made to a foreign national within the United States, the transfer is “deemed” an export.

What items regulated for export?

Most of the items we sell are regulated for export under the U.S. Munitions List or the Export Administration Regulations and will require an export license prior to shipment outside of the United States.

I am in a friendly country, why can you not sell it to me?

As far as we are concerned, there is no such thing as a friendly or unfriendly country. Just those where commodity exports would be consistent with current policy and those where it would be inconsistent with such policies. With that said, the State Department or Department of Commerce makes the determination whether or not we are allowed to export an item on a case by case basis depending on the country of destination and the end user. It is our policy to restrict exports solely to official purchases due to the high cost of applying for and obtaining the required licenses.

What are payment terms on exports?

While the preferred method of payment is via a wire transfer, we understand the concerns that arise when doing business internationally. We are happy to provide references and can accept payment through an irrevocable letter of credit issued by a U.S. Bank payable on sight. Citibank is a proven preferred provider with offices in most locales throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Far East & South America.

I am in the Military, can you send me products to an APO/FPO?

Unfortunately, the answer is no as the shipment would be deemed an export and a violation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The suggested method is for orders to overseas military units or individual military personnel be delivered to a depot address stateside for transshipment to your present location through official channels.