Export Control Agency, Ministry of Economy and Industry

The Export Control Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Industry administers and enforces controls over dual use, nuclear, chemical, and biological exports aiming to promote the national security of the State of Israel as well as regional and international stability as part of the State of Israel's commitment to international efforts to preserve world peace.

The dual use, nuclear, chemical, and biological export control regime aims to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and other sensitive technologies, products, materials, and services that might be used in a way that undermines regional and international security and stability.

The Export Control Agency aims to work closely and collaboratively both with other Israeli Government entities as well as with the private sector in its development, implementation, and enforcement of export control regulations.

Dual use items are goods, software, and technology that can be used for both civil and military applications.

Who needs an export license?

Any person engaged in exporting for civil purposes any item, technology, or service listed in the Israeli dual use lists and/or the nuclear, chemical, and biological lists published on the Ministry of Economy and Industry’s website (“the lists”) is required by law to apply for a license from the Ministry of Economy and Industry.

To the extent that the item is controlled under the lists, the exporter is required to hold a valid export license. Exporters of controlled items who do not comply with this requirement are subject to sanctions (civil and criminal) under the laws of the State of Israel.

Good to know…

Re-export (export of a controlled item imported to Israel) is subject to Israeli regulation, even if the item was not manufactured in Israel. Moreover, such items may require a re-export license from the country of origin in addition to the requirement of an Israeli export license.

For more information, contact us at DU@economy.gov.il.