Most firearms and ammunition must be exported in accordance with the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act of 1976. Regulations implementing this Act generally require a license to be obtained from the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. Additional information may be accessed online at: http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/index.html.
The export of sporting shotguns and ammunition for sporting shotguns is regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce. An export license is generally needed to export these shotguns and ammunition. For further information, contact the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security. Contact information may be found online at: http://www.bis.doc.gov/.
When exporting NFA firearms, an ATF Form 9, Application and Permit for Permanent Exportation of Firearms, must be approved by ATF prior to export.
[22 U.S.C. 2778; 27 CFR 479.114 and 479.116]