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Strategic Goods and Services - BIS Export Licensing and Sanctions - General

Background to Control: Goods and Technology Covered

  1. Military goods
* Equipment and technology for the production, testing and development of military goods;
* Military equipment such as arms, ammunition, bombs, tanks, thermal imaging equipment, military aircraft, warships and goods specially designed for military purposes;
* Chemical weapons (the ban on chemical weapons is implemented via the licensing system).
* Components of the above
  1. Dual-use items
* nuclear materials, nuclear reactors and nuclear processing plant;
* Goods of civil design which may be used for military purposes such as:
  • computers;

    • electronic and instrumentation equipment;
    • machine tools;
    • communications equipment;
    • chemicals;
    • high tensile metals;
    • radar; and
    • civil aircraft (in certain circumstances)

    • Any goods capable of being used in relation to chemical, biological or nuclear weapons and related missiles.
    • Software and technology relating to above in tangible or intangible form.
  1. Goods subject to sanctions