Sanctions list screening by critical end-user
Export control check for country embargo
Export control check for critical goods and dual-use
Export control check for end-use
Export control check for US law
Export control for export license with AEB Compliance & Risk Management

 Restricted party screening

Restricted party screening by critical end-user

Restricted party screening checks your addresses against the binding published restricted party lists. Safely and automatically. Better too much than too little when it comes to running automated batch screenings of your master data. The AEB


compliance solutions give you a lot of options when it comes to setting up batch screenings. You can run nightly checks of all your master data, for example. You can also check individual addresses through online queries.

Fully informed in 30 minutes – easy online format


The free online demo gives you all the information you need for reliable restricted party screening.


 Export controls

Export control check for country embargo

Step 1: checking for country embargoes

The first thing an export control check looks at is the destination country: Is there an embargo in place against this country? If so, is it a total, partial, or arms embargo?

Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Congo, Sudan, ... What goods am I actually allowed to send to which country and which restrictions apply in the case of a total, partial, and arms embargo? The sheer number of laws and regulations make for a labyrinth that is difficult to navigate – and not just for the uninitiated. An IT solution for export controls can be an important tool to ensure that each shipment is checked for compliance with export control regulations.
If you’re planning to ship to Iran, you’re probably already aware that the shipment may be critical. Iran is subject to an arms embargo and a series of other bans and restrictions to which businesses must adhere. But how about other critical countries?

Arms shipments to Iraq are prohibited, for example, while North Korea is blocked from receiving luxury items.

The scope and content of the embargoes vary and, depending on the country, may include various bans and restrictions.

AEB compliance solutions begin by checking whether any embargoes are in place for the countries of the buyer and consignee as well as the destination country. The automated check draws upon all relevant laws and regulations, whether national law, EU law, or the resolutions of international organizations (UN, OSCE, etc.). All the information can then be found in detail in the screening results.

AEB white paper on export controls

The AEB white paper "The Five Most Common Myths about Export Controls" provides important background information on export controls, dual-use goods, restricted party screening, EU law, and US regulations.

Export control check for critical goods

Step 2: checking for critical goods

Which goods can I ship without hesitation? Which good require a license?

Most export control rules involve assessing, classifying, and monitoring goods. Determining whether a commodity is subject to licensing requirements means scrutinizing the product master. The trusty toolkit for all export officers: the index of commodities, the domestic EU dual-use list, and the annexes of the EU Dual-Use Regulation.

But finding the right EU dual-use number or US-ECCN is only half of the screening task. You also need to look at the country of consignee and country of destination to determine whether any restrictions apply. Basic rule: You need a license to export listed goods outside the EU. But

what about the national variances, the so-called 900 numbers? And when do I need a license for transfers within the EU?

The task becomes even more difficult when checking license requirements under  US re-export laws. Here, the existence of an ECCN alone doesn’t mean anything at all. Only after you determine the “reason for control” in conjunction with the “Commerce Country Chart” do you know whether a US export license is required – for example, to ship from Germany to Austria. Possibly even in addition to the existing German export license. Another possibility: Your export is free of licensing requirements under DE/EU law, but you still need a US license.

Export control check for critical end-use

Step 3: critical end-use

In addition to checking for critical goods, you need to look at the end-use.

There may be additional licensing requirements relating to a critical end-use of the shipped goods. A critical end-use means the goods are used in conjunction with chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, including missile technology, nuclear facilities, or in a military context. This may result in licensing requirements for components that are not on the EU dual-use list. The special end-uses subject to licensing are set forth in Article 4 of the EU Dual-Use Regulation.

Which goods fall under the Dual-Use Regulation?


Window washer motors, O-rings, injection nozzles – seemingly harmless goods could potentially be used in weapons or nuclear facilities. Dual-use goods - goods that can be used for both civilian and military purposes - are listed in Annex I of the EC Dual-Use Regulation.


 American exceptionalism: When does US re-export law apply?

Export control check for US law
US law does not apply only to transports into or out of the United States: it also applies to transports within the EU if the goods are of US origin, contain components of US origin, or were produced using US technology.

Export controls in the US are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), among other regulations. Dual-use goods are listed in the Commerce Control List (CCL), which is part of the EAR.

If a transaction falls under the EAR and the goods have an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), consult the Commerce Country Chart (CCC) to learn whether you need a license to ship to a particular country. It doesn’t matter whether it is an export from the US or a re-export from one foreign country to another.

De minimis calculation and classification


One of the greatest challenges for re-exporters who trade in US goods and also produce their own goods with US components is the so-called “de minimis” calculation, used to determine the percentage of regulated components of US origin in the product to be exported.

If the share of US components is above 10% of the value (for embargo countries) or 25% (other countries), the goods must be classified and the transaction must undergo an export control check.

The Export Controls US-EAR module lets businesses automatically check their export transactions as follows:

  • Goods screening based on the Commerce Control List (CCL) and Commerce Country Chart (CCC)
  • Embargo countries based on the ISO codes
  • Check for applicability of license exceptions

 License management

Export control for export license with AEB Compliance & Risk Management
Export licenses and transfer permits are needed for more than just “sensitive” goods. Licenses are required for many other goods as well. License Management manages all the licenses needed for export control purposes.

The License Management module manages the licenses used for export controls. A distinction is made between general licenses, collective authorizations, and individual authorizations. General licenses and collective

authorizations do not relate to individual business transactions but, depending on the specific national legal parameters, apply to multiple or even distinct types of business transactions. Such licenses must therefore be checked automatically and assigned for all checks. Any volume quotas and validity periods are monitored. An important component of license management is the verification of all individual transactions processed using a particular license. Application processes and electronic usage lists for the authorities are also supported.


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