Overview#Export restrictions are constraints usually put in place by a Government Entity and may be Protected Data
An export restriction may be imposed:
- To prevent a shortage of goods in the domestic market because it is more profitable to export
- To manage the effect on the domestic market of the importing country, which may otherwise impose antidumping duties on the imported goods
- As part of foreign policy, for example as a component of trade sanctions
- To limit or restrict arms or dual-use items that may be used in proliferation, terrorism, or nuclear, chemical, or biological warfare.
- To limit or restrict trade to embargoed nations.
- Due to a perceived competitive advantage