Bureau of Industry & Security

The BIS mission is to protect U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic interests by preventing the unauthorized export/reexport of items subject to the Export Administration Act and Regulations. Our priority areas of concern are:

Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery (nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile)

  • Terrorism (including designated terrorist organizations and state sponsors of terrorism)

  • Sanctions/embargoes
    - Iran
    - Syria
    - Sudan
    - North Korea
    - Cuba
    - OFAC Specially Designated Nationals & Blocked Persons


  • Unauthorized military end-use

  • Foreign policy/human rights concerns

Issues of particular concern in ASEAN:

  • Transshipment risks and “Red Flags”

    - Utilizing a freight forwarder, logistics agency, or business presence near a large transshipment port to facilitate a transaction that would otherwise require a license or be prohibited

    - Unaware of local import/export requirements which can lead to unintentional violations

    - Unwilling or unable to provide end-use/end-user information

    - Last-minute changes in shipping arrangements, routing or delivery address

    - Willing to pay top dollar, refusing routine service or warranty registration

    - Payment by wire from a third party not otherwise involved in the transaction


  • Due Diligence and Risk Mitigation strategies

  • Screen clients against US sanctions lists

  • Consolidated Screening list available at http://export.gov/ecr/eg_main_023148.asp

  • Secure an end-user statement from your client



Use the Statement by Ultimate Consignee & Purchaser (BIS-711) or make your own on company letterhead with the same data

The BIS-711 is available in PDF format at http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/forms-documents/doc_download/235-bis-711-statement-by-ultimate-consignee-and-purchaser

Contact at:


Scott Anderson, Regional Export Control Officer
US Embassy Singapore
27 Napier Road
Singapore 258508
Tel: +65 6476 9037 x 9484
Fax: +65 6476 9080
Email: Scott.Anderson@trade.gov
Website: http://www.bis.gov/


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