Policies and Guidelines

ITAR Prohibited Export Destinations

Section 126.1 of ITAR states the policy of the United States to deny licenses for shipments to, and imports from, the following countries:

  • Belarus
  • Cuba
  • Eritrea
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Venezuela

In addition, with certain exceptions, exports are not permitted under ITAR to countries on which the United Nations Security Council maintains an arms embargo.  These countries currently include:

  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Eritrea
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • North Korea
  • Somalia
  • Republic of the Sudan

Licensing restrictions rather than absolute or comprehensive prohibitions are in place for certain other countries.