Export Compliance Guidelines
As a manufacturer and exporter of advanced optical systems, L3 Sonoma EO (L3 Sonoma) is registered with the U.S. State Department. Our products and services are subject to U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce export regulations. U.S. export law as contained in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) may also be applicable to technical information not deemed as Public Domain information. Such technical information will not be placed in the public domain, exported from the U.S., given to any foreign person in the U.S., or re-exported without the prior specific written authorization of L3 Sonoma EO and the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.
L3 Sonoma will comply completely with all applicable U.S. export laws, regulations, and requirements. U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce licensing may be required for the export of any product, data, or service Sonoma will export defense articles, data, or services only to countries approved by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce, only after obtaining the required and approved export authorizations, i.e. licenses, Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA’s), exemptions or exceptions. All export shipping documents will identify the actual ordered items of a shipment and will declare the actual amount paid for the items or services ordered.
L3 Sonoma will not declare items in any other way or misrepresent their value. In addition, miscellaneous items or parts valued in excess of US $2,500.00 may also require an export license. Sonoma will not export any orders prior to license approval. The anticipated license approval time is 8 to 12 weeks from the date of submission. Sonoma is not responsible for any shipping delays caused by the license-approval process.
L3 Sonoma has received all approved export documents, your order will be shipped to our freight forwarder. If you have a preferred freight forwarder, you are required to inform Sonoma of the company name, address, phone number, and POC before you apply for an export license. Customers must adhere to the export license and any provisos or conditions. Should Sonoma suspect or have knowledge that any item purchased in the United States either directly or indirectly is being sent overseas, we are required to have a copy of any applicable export license and a copy of the SED (shipper’s export declaration) on file. Due to the sensitivity of our products, and U.S. Government requirements, Sonoma must be absolutely sure of the end-user and ultimate destination.