Export Policy and Export Restrictions Information

The U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control administer export control regulations that affect some aspects of BlackHawk Industrial’s business.

The sale, transfer, transportation, or shipment outside of the U.S. of any product prohibited or restricted for export without complying with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including proper export licensing, documentation or authorization, is strictly prohibited and may result in civil penalties and/or constitute a federal crime. BlackHawk Industrial will not engage in any transaction that requires the illegal export of any products and will not assist directly or indirectly with the illegal export or re-export of any products. An accurate Automated Export System (AES) filing must be made, whether or not the exportation requires a license.

If you wish to purchase an item for ultimate shipment or use outside of the United States, please indicate this fact in your order. Depending on the value of the order, specific item(s), end user, country of ultimate destination and end use, BlackHawk Industrial may be required to export license with the appropriate U.S. government agency. Several items on the website may require an export license, including, but not limited to, the following:

1) Respirators
2) Pumps
3) Knives

Export Policy and Restrictions - Published Policy

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR): Some of the item(s) on this website are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and export is strictly prohibited without authorization or a license issued by the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any ITAR restricted item(s), the Customer certifies that (i) the purchase does not require BlackHawk Industrial to export such items, unless BlackHawk Industrial. is aware of the export and has obtained the appropriate U.S. Government authorization; (ii) the Customer does not intend to export such items after receipt from BlackHawk Industrial without the appropriate U.S. Government export authorization; (iii) the Customer does not intend to export, transfer, sell, or furnish the item to any foreign person, whether abroad or in the U.S., including any Foreign Embassy in the U.S., without the appropriate U.S. Government export authorization; (iv) the Customer understands that a foreign person under the ITAR § 120.16 means "any natural person who is not a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20) or who is not a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)," and can mean "any foreign corporation, business association, trust, society, or any other entity or group that is not incorporated or organized to do business in the U.S., as well as international organizations, foreign governments, and any agency or subdivisions of government (e.g. diplomatic missions)" (See ITAR § 120.16); (v) the Customer is a U.S. Person as defined by ITAR § 120.15, meaning the Customer is a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20), or is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or is a "corporation, business association, partnership, society, trust, or any other entity, organization or group that is incorporated to do business in the U.S., or is a governmental (federal, state, or local) entity" (See ITAR § 120.15).

Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Some of the item(s) on this website are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and export may be restricted by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any restricted item(s), the Customer certifies that (i) the purchase does not require BlackHawk Industrial to export such items, unless BlackHawk Industrial is aware of the export and has obtained the appropriate U.S. Government authorization; (ii) the Customer does not intend to export such items after receipt from BlackHawk Industrial without the appropriate U.S. Government export authorization.

Important Export Restrictions Warning!

(1) Export of some BlackHawk Industrial products is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 C.F.R. 120-130) or a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 C.F.R. 730-774).

(2) U.S. law prohibits the sale, transfer, or export of items to certain restricted parties, destinations, and embargoed countries, as identified on lists maintained by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Treasury. It is the responsibility of the Customer to be aware of these lists, which can be found at the following U.S. Government websites. By proceeding with any transaction, the Customer certifies that the Customer will not engage in any unauthorized transaction involving the export of BlackHawk products to any restricted parties or destinations.

By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any items from BlackHawk Industrial the Customer certifies that it will comply with all requirements imposed by all applicable laws, regulations and administrative policies.

For further information regarding the applicable laws, regulations, and policies contact:

U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
Tel.: (202) 482-4811
Website: http://www.bis.doc.gov

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Directorate of Defense Trade Control
Tel.: (202) 663-1282
Website: http://www.pmddtc.state.gov

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Office of Foreign Assets Controls
Tel.: (202) 622-2480
Website: http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac

BlackHawk Industrial reserves the right to inquire into the end user, end use, and country of ultimate destination of any product ordered on this website.

Export control laws and regulations are complex. Any summaries of such laws and regulations provided by BlackHawk Industrial herein are not comprehensive and are not to be taken as legal advice or counseling.

Conflict Minerals Policy


The Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC) and some of its adjoining countries have been consumed by violence and human rights violations for more than a decade. Today, several militant groups control, exploit and profit from the mining of and trade in so-called “conflict minerals” in the region and leverage the proceeds to fund a continuing campaign of brutal violence against innocent civilians, including children.
Conflict minerals ? tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold ? are often used in the manufacture of products such as machinery, consumer electronics, and industrial products.

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed by President Obama in 2010, and related regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (collectively, the Conflict Minerals Law) are aimed at addressing the violence and human rights issues caused by the mining of and trade in conflict minerals in the DRC and adjoining countries. The Conflict Minerals Law requires public companies to conduct supply chain due diligence on the conflict minerals in certain of their products and report annually to the SEC and post on their websites the results of this due diligence. According to the Conflict Minerals Law, conflict minerals that do not directly or indirectly support militant groups in the DRC or adjoining countries are deemed to be “DRC conflict-free”.

BlackHawk Industrial, although not a public company, is committed to helping our Customers fully comply with the Conflict Minerals Law. As part of this effort, BlackHawk Industrial will:

  • Strive to identify the sources of any conflict minerals in the products we supply or manufacture;
  • improve, year-over-year, our ability to track conflict minerals in our supply chain and report on their countries of origin;
  • eliminate any conflict minerals that are not DRC conflict-free from the products we supply or manufacture; and
  • support industry-wide initiatives to audit smelters and refiners of conflict minerals.
In addition, BlackHawk Industrial expects that its suppliers will:
  • not knowingly supply BlackHawk Industrial with products containing conflict minerals that are not DRC conflict-free; and
  • support BlackHawk Industrial’s  efforts to identify the smelters and refiners that process conflict minerals used in the products we supply and the countries and mines of origin of such conflict minerals.