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Due to the lapse in funding affecting the Department of Commerce that occured at 12:01 AM EST on Saturday, December 22, 2018, services at BIS are significantly curtailed, including requests for licenses, advisory opinions, and commodity classification except those that provide direct support to the U.S. military, humanitarian aid, or other similar emergencies. Requests pending with BIS as of December 21, 2018, will remain in that status. Additional processing of those requests is suspended until after restoration of funding. SNAP-R is not accepting electronic submissions for the duration of the lapse in funding." If industry applicants believe they have a case (either "In-Review" or new submission required) involving direct support to the military, humanitarian aid, or other similar emergencies, please send an email to

The subject line of your email MUST read "Request for Emergency License" and the message must include the license number (if already pending with BIS) the applicant name and customer identification number (CIN), the end-use/end-user, justification for needing an emergency license, and a point of contact.