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Do I need an export license to ship my bulletproof car?

No and Yes.

See our export guidelines here.

Why an Export Compliance Program?

For reasons of national security, the United States Government has asked exporters to provide the following information about their exports:

WHAT is the product?
WHERE in the product going for its final destination?
WHO is the end-user of the final product?
WHY is the product being used for, or for what reason?

IAC exports a variety of products ranging from NIJ Level III (National Institute of Justice standard 0108.01, September 1985) armored passenger vehicles to armoring kits and general automotive parts. The following table should be taken as a general “rule of thumb” but is not a comprehensive list. If in doubt, ASK QUESTIONS and consult the BIS and the Export Compliance Officer.

IAC Products License Required
Armoring kits. NO
Armored vehicles produced outside of the United States. NO
Armored vehicles sold to US domestic end-users. NO
Armored vehicles with weaponry modifications. YES
Armormax® panels. NO
Automotive parts. NO
Laminated ballistic glass. NO
Ballistic steel (AR500). NO
Low to mid-level armored passenger vehicles (NIJ Level III-A) Maybe*
Armored passenger vehicles to Level NIJ III and higher. YES


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Shipping Vehicles

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How do I get my car to an Amormax facility to have it armored?

Whether you need an export license to ship your vehicle depends on several factors, including:

  • The destination country: Export regulations vary significantly depending on the country you are exporting to. Some countries may have stricter regulations than others.
  • The value of your vehicle: In some cases, the value of your vehicle may determine whether an export license is required.
  • The type of vehicle: Military vehicles and vehicles with specific technology may require additional permits or licenses.

Here are some resources to help you determine if you need an export license:

  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS): The BIS website ( provides resources on export controls, including a searchable database of export control regulations. You can use the “Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)” code associated with vehicles to identify any relevant regulations.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): The CBP website ( offers information on export requirements, including vehicle exportation.
  • Contacting the embassy or consulate of the destination country: The embassy or consulate can provide information on the specific export regulations of their country.

It is important to note that this information is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. For specific guidance on your situation, I strongly recommend consulting with a customs broker or an attorney specializing in international trade law.

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