Trade Control Policies
Trade Control Policies
Vsmii comply with all applicable laws when importing, exporting and selling items , including the trade control laws of the United States or other jurisdictions. These laws include, but are not limited to the U.S. sanctions laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"); the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR") administered by the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC"); and the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"), administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS"). Depending on your location, the country of export, the country of import, the country of origin of the items, and other factors, additional laws and regulations from the United States and other jurisdictions may apply.
Sanctioned Countries, entities, and individuals
Export control and economic sanctions laws in the United States and a number of other countries prohibit or restrict unlicensed transactions with parties (i.e., individuals, entities, government regimes) identified as engaging in terrorism, narcotics trafficking, weapons proliferation and other activities that threaten those countries' national security, foreign policies or economies ("Denied Parties"). Various government agencies publish lists of such parties ("Denied Parties Lists"). In addition, many countries maintain trade sanctions and embargo programs against specific countries and regions ("Sanctioned Countries"), such that unauthorized transactions involving these Sanctioned Countries are prohibited or restricted.
In order to comply with these and other legal requirements, items imported from or originating in the following countries and regions may not be sold on vsmii:
· North Korea
· Crimea Region of Ukraine
No shipments or sales to parties in any of these countries may be conducted through vsmii.
Vsmii does not do business with or otherwise engage in or facilitate transactions involving individuals or entities that are subject to sanctions or other applicable trade control restrictions. This includes, but is not limited to parties listed on: the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Foreign Sanctions Evaders (FSE) Lists maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury; the Entity List, Unverified List and Denied Persons List maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Consolidated list of persons, groups and entities subject to EU financial sanctions maintained by the European Union; the Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets maintained by Her Majesty's Treasury in the United Kingdom; the Consolidated List of Names, maintained by the Canadian Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. This also includes certain parties that are owned or controlled by Denied Parties.
Additional useful information
·The Bureau of Political Military Affairs' DDTC is the organization within the U.S. Department of State responsible for enforcing the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. Parts 120-130.
BIS has the licensing authority over the export and re-export of items considered to be "dual-use." Learn more about items controlled under the EAR.