Export Policy and Export Restrictions Information
The U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control administer export control regulations that affect some aspects of our business. We request that all customers read and familiarize them selves with the following regarding certain applicable export regulations.
The sale, transfer, transportation, or shipment outside of the U.S. of any product prohibited or restricted for export without complying with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including proper export licensing, documentation or authorization, is strictly prohibited and may result in civil penalties and/or constitute a federal crime. EuroOptic will not engage in any transaction that requires the illegal export of any products and will not assist directly or indirectly with the illegal export or re-export of any products. An accurate Automated Export System filing must also be made for all exportation requiring a license and some not requiring a license.
If you wish to purchase an item for ultimate shipment or use outside of the United States, please indicate this fact in your order. Depending on the value of the order, the specific item, the end user or intended use, the country of ultimate destination, EuroOptic may be required to apply for an export license with the appropriate U.S. government agency. Several items on the website may require an export license, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Generation 2, 3, or 4 Night Vision Equipment and Night Vision Accessories
- Thermal Imaging Equipment
- Optical Sighting Equipment and Accessories
- Firearms, magazines, and rifle stocks
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
ITAR is an acronym for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR, Parts 120-130) which covers the export of defense articles. Defense articles are defined by ITAR § 120.3 as any article (item) that is specifically designed, developed, configured, adapted, or modified for a military application. In designating an article as a defense article, DDTC evaluates if the article has any predominant civil applications and if there exists a performance equivalent in the civilian sector. Once DDTC designates an item as a defense article it is placed on a list named the U.S. Munitions List (USML) which is maintained by DDTC.
With this in mind, some of the items on this website are subject to the ITAR, and export is strictly prohibited without authorization or a license issued by the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any ITAR restricted item, the Customer certifies that (i) the purchase does not require EuroOptic to export such items, unless EuroOptic is aware of the export and has obtained the appropriate U.S. Government authorization; (ii) the Customer does not intend to export such items after receipt from EuroOptic without the appropriate U.S. Government export authorization; (iii) the Customer does not intend to export, transfer, sell, or furnish the item to any foreign person, whether abroad or in the U.S., including any Foreign Embassy in the U.S., without the appropriate U.S. Government export authorization; (iv) the Customer understands that a foreign person under the ITAR § 120.16 means "any natural person who is not a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20) or who is not a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)," and can mean "any foreign corporation, business association, trust, society, or any other entity or group that is not incorporated or organized to do business in the U.S., as well as international organizations, foreign governments, and any agency or subdivisions of government (e.g. diplomatic missions)" (See ITAR § 120.16); (v) the Customer is a U.S. Person as defined by ITAR § 120.15, meaning the Customer is a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20), or is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or is a "corporation, business association, partnership, society, trust, or any other entity, organization or group that is incorporated to do business in the U.S., or is a governmental (federal, state, or local) entity" (See ITAR § 120.15).
Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
The Department of Commerce (DOC) overseas the export of everything that is not designated a defense article by DDTC. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is an agency within the DOC that administers the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) which is found in 15 CFR, Parts 730-774.
Some of the items on this website are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and export may be restricted by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any restricted item(s), the Customer certifies that (i) the purchase does not require EuroOptic to export such items, unless EuroOptic is aware of the export and has obtained the appropriate U.S. Government authorization; (ii) the Customer does not intend to export such items after receipt from EuroOptic without the appropriate U.S. Government export authorization.
Important Export Restrictions Warning!
- (1) Export of some EuroOptic products is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 C.F.R. 120-130) or a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 C.F.R. 730-774).
- (2) U.S. law prohibits the sale, transfer, or export of items to certain restricted parties, destinations, and embargoed countries, as identified on lists maintained by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Treasury. It is the responsibility of the Customer to be aware of these lists, which can be found at the following U.S. Government websites. By proceeding with any transaction, the Customer certifies that the Customer will not engage in any unauthorized transaction involving the export of EuroOptic products to any restricted parties or destinations.
By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any items from EuroOptic the Customer certifies that it will comply with all requirements imposed by all applicable laws, regulations and administrative policies.
For further information regarding the applicable laws, regulations, and policies contact:
EuroOptic reserves the right to inquire into the end use, and country of ultimate destination of any product ordered on this website. Export control laws and regulations are complex. Summaries of such laws and regulations provided by EuroOptic herein are not comprehensive and are not to be taken as legal advice or counseling.