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Do I need a license to export from the United States?
Most goods do not need a license, and can be cleared by entering "NLR" (no license required) on the Shipper's Export Declaration. Licenses are generally required for high tech or strategic goods or goods shipped to certain countries where national security or foreign policy controls are important. The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers export licenses and regulations. The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) requires a license for certain activities and items, e.g. commodities, software, and technology, if one of ten general prohibitions applies and the export or re-export is not eligible for a license exception.USDOC - Bureau of Industry and Security

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1. Do I need a license to export from the United States?
2. What is a Certificate of Origin?
3. What is a Certificate of Free Sale?
4. What is a Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices?
5. What is the Denied Persons List?
6. What are Incoterms and how are they used in exporting?
7. What are Schedule B codes?
8. What are Harmonized System Codes?
9. What is a Carnet?
10. Where can I get information on country specific tariffs or duties?

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