Export License

A document prepared by a government authority, granting the right to export a specified quantity of a commodity to a specified country. This document may be required in some countries for most or all exports and in other countries only under special circumstances.


A document issued by the U.S. government authorizing the export of commodities for which written export authorization is required by law.

Contact: Bureau of Industry and Security (formerly the Bureau of Export Administration), U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230 USA; Tel: 1 (202) 482-4811; Fax: 1 (202) 482-3617; Web: www.bis.doc.gov.

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