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Destination Control Statement

February 9, 2022 Author: The Global Wizard Team

The Destination Control Statement is required on US export paperwork, such as the Commercial Invoice, for each shipment. For many years, the wording used was short and general and was language about prohibiting shipment diversion contrary to US law. In August of 2016, however, the government rule was finalized that modified the official language for the Destination Control Statement to be as shown in the regulations at 758.6 - found in the regs on the BIS website, the most recent copy of which was modified in September of 2021.

The impetus behind the change was a joint effort with the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls to modify the statement by harmonizing it so that it would work on all shipments, regardless of whether the products were relevant for ECCN or ITAR products (or shipments of both).

Regulatory approved language:

“These items are controlled by the U.S. Government and authorized for export only to the country of ultimate destination for use by the ultimate consignee or end-user(s) herein identified. They may not be resold, transferred, or otherwise disposed of, to any other country or to any person other than the authorized ultimate consignee or end-user(s), either in their original form or after being incorporated into other items, without first obtaining approval from the U.S. government or as otherwise authorized by U.S. law and regulations.”

Look into your export practices - are you using the updated Destination Control statement on your Commercial Invoices?  With Global Wizard, we make the implementation of the destination control statements on commercial invoices easy. Contact us today!