Frequently Asked Questions

341. May a non-U.S. person export, reexport, or provide to Iran hardware and software that is subject to Commerce's Export Administration Regulations (EAR) pursuant to General License (GL) D-2? 

Answer

Yes.  For purposes of the authorities administered by OFAC, GL D-2 authorizes the exportation, reexportation, or provision of certain hardware and software subject to the EAR by non-U.S. persons outside the United States.  See GL D-2, paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (a)(3).  For example, a non-U.S. person manufacturer of smartphones that are (a) subject to the EAR because they contain more than a de minimis amount of U.S.-controlled content and (b) within the scope of the GL D-2 authorization may export the smartphones from its third-country manufacturing facility directly or indirectly to Iran. See FAQs 1110 and 1087–1089.

Date Updated: January 11, 2023

Date Released
February 7, 2014