The exportation of certain munitions (arms or implements of war, parts or components thereof, and related technical data) requires an individual license issued by the Office of Munitions Control, Department of State. Munitions subject to license include the following:
- Nonautomatic and semiautomatic rifles, carbines, revolvers, and pistols, regardless of caliber (except those of .50 caliber or less manufactured prior to 1898).
- Shotguns with barrels less than 18 inches in length.
- All machine guns, submachine guns, machine pistols, and fully automatic rifles.
The sender may obtain information as to the applicability of the State Department requirements and how to apply for an individual license from:
OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRADE CONTROL
ARMS LICENSING DIVISION
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PM/DTC SA–6 RM 200
WASHINGTON DC 20522–0602
Technical data that have been published or are otherwise exempt from licensing under Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, part 125, do not require a State Department license for exportation. The sender must mark the wrapper “22 CFR 125.11…APPLICABLE,” identifying the specific subsection under which the exemption is claimed.
Exports under this exemption may not be made for items destined to or originating in:
Shipments mailed by any U.S. government agency do not require an individual license from the Department of State. The sender must mark the wrapper 22 CFR 125.10 APPLICABLE.