You can apply for an import-export license on the website of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. Knowing the Department of Commerce's regulations on imports and exports before applying for the license is also important.
An import-export license is a document from a federal agency that permits an individual or organization to import or export certain products across the national border. Some of the goods that require the license to import or export in the United States include firearms, nuclear materials and animals. Because the licensing procedure varies from one country to another, it is advisable to complete the application through an attorney to avoid possible procedural mistakes.