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437. Are mobile phone accessories and computer accessories and peripherals authorized for export under General License (GL) D-2?


Yes.  Accessories for use in conjunction with hardware specified in categories (1) and (5) of the Annex to GL D-2 , and peripherals for use in conjunction with hardware specified in category (5) of the same are authorized for export to Iran under GL D-2.  Authorized accessories for mobile phones include headsets, cases, holsters, mounts, chargers, docks, display protectors, cables, adapters, and batteries.  Authorized accessories for computers include keyboards and mice; authorized peripherals for computers include consumer disk drives and other data storage devices.  As set forth in a note to the Annex to GL D-2, for the purposes of the Annex, the term “consumer” refers to items that are: (1) generally available to the public by being sold, without restriction, from stock at retail selling points by means of any of the following: (a) over-the-counter transactions; (b) mail order transactions; (c) electronic transactions; or (d) telephone call transactions; and (2) designed for installation by the user without further substantial support by the supplier.

Date Updated: January 11, 2023

Date Released
February 17, 2015