Iran Ballistic Missile Procurement Advisory

October 18, 2023

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

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The Department of Commerce, the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Justice are issuing this advisory to alert persons and businesses globally to Iran’s ballistic missile procurement activities. This advisory includes sections on:

Deceptive techniques used by Iranian ballistic missile procurement networks (Annex 1), including efforts to obscure the identity of end-users through transaction layering, falsifying documentation, use of third countries for transshipment, and financing schemes.

Iranian ballistic missile-related entities (Annex 2), including subsidiaries of Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group (SBIG), Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG), and other ballistic missilerelated entities of concern.

Key goods sought by Iran’s missile program (Annex 3), including specific types of production and testing equipment; raw materials; electronics; and guidance, navigation and control equipment.

Relevant U.S. sanctions and export control authorities (Annex 4), including the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA) (P.L.109-353); the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778) and the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. 4601 note); Executive Order (E.O.) 12938; E.O. 13382; and the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA).

Minimizing sanctions and export control risk (Annex 5), including for enforcement actions that may be undertaken pursuant to various U.S. legal authorities, including the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA) (50 U.S.C. 4801-4852).

The United States is committed to countering Iran’s ballistic missile development and proliferation activities, including related Iranian procurement efforts. We will hold accountable those assisting Iran’s ballistic missile program, regardless of the location or nationality of those providing the assistance. Private industry is on the front line of detecting and denying Iran’s procurement efforts, and consequently it is critical that companies be familiar with the techniques, entities, goods, and technologies involved in Iran’s ballistic missile procurement efforts. Iranian procurement networks are active in many countries, and relevant industries should be keenly aware that foreign inputs are required for Iran’s ballistic missile program to support efforts to increase the lethality and accuracy of Iran’s ballistic missile systems.