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Linda Minsker
Assistant Director
Office of Enforcement Analysis
Export Control Officer Program
US Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 4616
Tel. 202-482-5616

The Export Control Officer (ECO) Program oversees BIS's seven ECOs and provides support to other U.S. Commercial Service Officers stationed abroad that conduct pre-license checks (PLCs) and post-shipment verfifications (PSVs), as well as perform outreach and educational activities and liaise with foreign governments on export control issues. BIS ECOs are detailed to the U.S. Commercial Service, and report directly to the Embassies/Consulates to which they are posted. Several of these ECO positions have regional responsibilities extending the reach of their export control activities to forty-three countries.

To assist exporters in understanding foreign import and export control requirements, BIS ECOs have prepared general overviews of foreign trade control systems, including (as available) links to foreign control lists, licensing portals, and business registries.  This information is grouped regionally and can be accessed by clicking on the relevant ECO insignia below:


eco abudhabi  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Regional Export Control Officer
U.S. Consulate General, U.S. Commercial Service
PO Box 121777
Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 971-4-309-4163
Fax: 971-4-309-4841
Work Week: Sunday through Thursday


eco beijing

 Beijing, China
Export Control Office
American Embassy, U.S. Commercial Service
No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100600
Tel: (86-10) 8531-4484/3301
Fax: (86-10) 8531-3330


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 Frankfurt, Germany : Information on trade controls in EU member states and Switzerland (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom)
Regional Export Control Officer
U.S. Consulate General, U.S. Commercial Service
Giessener Strasse 30
60435 Frankfurt/Main
Tel: 49-69-7535-3120
Fax: 49-(0)69-7535-3171


eco hongkong

 Hong Kong, China : Information on trade controls in Hong Kong SAR and Japan
Regional Export Control Officer
American Consulate General, U.S. Commercial Service
26 Garden Road, Central
Hong Kong (SAR)
Tel: (852) 2521-1467
Fax: (852) 2845-9800


eco moscow

 Moscow, Russia
Regional Export Control Officer (vacant)
American Embassy, U.S. Commercial Service
Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok, 8
Moscow, 121099
Tel: 7 (495) 737-5030
Fax: 7 (495) 728-5591


eco newdelhi

 New Delhi, India
Regional Export Control Officer
The American Center, U.S. Commercial Service
24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 001
Tel: 91-11-2347 2000
Fax: 91-11-2331 5172


Regional Export Control Officer
American Embassy, U.S Commercial Service
27 Napier Road
Singapore 258508
Tel: (65) 6476-9037
Fax: (65) 6476-9080


BIS Logo cropped Countries not covered by an Export Control Office

Click here for information on trade controls in Argentina, Brazil, and Canada.

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