Export Compliance Basics for the Unmanned Vehicle Industry

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Paper

Restrictions on the export and international sale of unmanned vehicle systems, components and parts, software, and technical data/technology (“know how”) are strict and growing increasingly complex. Senior U.S. export licensing officials have expressed doubts that the industry is sufficiently aware of existing rules and upcoming export control law reforms.

The following article provides a very basic summary of key elements of U.S. export control laws to assist AUVSI members in identifying export control issues that face every company in the industry, including: product and technology classification; sanctions, embargoes, and denied parties; end use controls; as well as, other compliance steps to consider.