Products purchased from Meprolight in the United States are subject to U.S. export control laws and regulations. These include the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) promulgated under the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) promulgated under the Export Administration Act (EAA).
The ITAR controls exports, reexports, and retransfers of sensitive military equipment, while the EAR controls the exports, reexports, and retransfers of all items not controlled by the ITAR, including specific military equipment all dual use and civilian commodities. In addition, Meprolight’s products are also subject to the export control laws of the State of Israel.
Meprolight’s U.S.-based sales are intended solely for the U.S. market. If you are the United States-based purchaser and you intend to export from the U.S. any products that you acquired from Meprolight, then you must first obtain Meprolight’s prior written approval. You will be required to provide Meprolight with full details of the intended destination, end-users, and intermediaries so that Meprolight may first obtain any prior approval required under Israeli law from the Government of Israel. Meprolight’s written approval that you may proceed with an intended export of its products acquired in the U.S. does not imply and must not be understood to mean that such exports are permitted under U.S. law. Even though Meprolight may have approved the export in principal, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have received appropriate export licenses or are otherwise permitted by a legal exception to export the items without a permit. Export licenses for entities controlled by the ITAR are issued by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) at the Department of State, responsible for administering and enforcing the ITAR. Export licenses for items controlled by the EAR are issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Commerce Department, responsible for administering and enforcing the EAR.
The ITAR and EAR prohibit exports, reexports, and transfers to specific destinations and certain individuals and entities. Additionally, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) maintains a Specially Designated Nationals (SND) List and other lists under various sanctions programs. Exports, reexports, and in-country transfers of ITAR or EAR controlled items to any destination, person, or entity contained on any of these lists require prior approval from the relevant authority, for which the U.S. Government maintains a general policy of denial. Therefore, before applying for any licenses or determining that you may use a license exception, you must ensure that no intended recipient is contained on any of the sanctions lists. In addition, the U.S. Government maintains a consolidated screening list here: https://www.trade.gov/consolidated-screening-list.
Violations of U.S. export control laws are criminal offenses and can have severe consequences. Therefore, before engaging in any transaction controlled under the ITAR or EAR, you should obtain independent legal advice.