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STA Steps & Sample Prior Consignee Statement

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Before exporting, reexporting, or transferring eligible items using License Exception STA, the sender must do these things:

  1. Give the recipient the ECCNs for the items.
     
  2. Obtain the STA Prior Consignee Statement from the recipient.  (See sample form below.) 
     
  3. Keep a record of each STA shipment and the STA Prior Consignee Statement applicable to each shipment.
     
  4. Notify the recipient every time that it uses STA to send items to the recipient.

The EAR does not have a sample STA Prior Consignee Statement form but the sample STA Prior Consignee Statement below satisfies the EAR requirements.  Note that paragraphs (vi) and (vii) in the Statement are required only in these circumstances:

  • Paragraph (vi) is required for all 600 series items.
  • Paragraph (vii) is required for 600 series and 9X515 items when the consignee is not the government of a country in Country Group A:5.

 

Sample STA Prior Consignee Statement

[INSERT NAME OF CONSIGNEE]:

(i) Is aware that [INSERT DESCRIPTION AND APPLICABLE ECCNS OF ITEMS TO BE SHIPPED] will be shipped pursuant to License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA) in §740.20 of the United States Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR 740.20);

(ii) Has been informed of the ECCNs noted above by [INSERT NAME OF EXPORTER, REEXPORTER OR TRANSFEROR];

(iii) Understands that items shipped pursuant to License Exception STA may not subsequently be reexported pursuant to paragraphs (a) or (b) of License Exception APR (15 CFR 740.16(a) or (b));

(iv) Agrees to obtain a prior consignee statement when using License Exception STA for any reexport or transfer (in-country) of items previously received under License Exception STA;

(v) Agrees not to export, reexport or transfer these items to any destination, use or user prohibited by the United States Export Administration Regulations;

(vi) Agrees to provide copies of this document and all other export, reexport or transfer records (i.e., the documents described in 15 CFR part 762) relevant to the items referenced in this statement to the U.S. Government as set forth in 15 CFR 762.7;

(vii) Understands that License Exception STA may be used to export, reexport, and transfer (in-country) “600 series” items to persons, whether non-governmental or governmental, only if they are in and, for natural persons, nationals of a country listed in Country Group A:5 (See Supplement No.1 to part 740 of the EAR) or the United States and if:

(A) The ultimate end user for such items is the armed forces, police, paramilitary, law enforcement, customs, correctional, fire, or a search and rescue agency of a government of one of the countries listed in Country Group A:5 or the United States Government;

(B) For the “development,” “production,” operation, installation, maintenance, repair, overhaul, or refurbishing of an item in one of the countries listed in Country Group A:5 or the United States that will be for one, or more, of the following purposes:

(1) Ultimately to be used by any such government agencies in one of the countries listed in Country Group A:5 or the United States Government; or

(2) Sent to a person in the United States and not for subsequent export under §740.9(b)(1) (License Exception TMP for items moving in transit through the United States); or

(C) The United States Government has otherwise authorized the ultimate end use, the license or other authorization is in effect, and the consignee verifies in writing that such authorization exists and has provided the license or other approval identifier to the exporter, reexporter or transferor (as applicable).

(viii) Agrees to permit a U.S. Government end-use check with respect to the items.

[INSERT NAME AND TITLE OF PERSON SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT, AND DATE DOCUMENT IS SIGNED].