Export Policy


We ship to all European countries and countries listed when registering. It is not permitted to re-export items to sanctioned countries. See our terms and conditions. Please note, some products have restrictions such as certain EU countries, this is stated on the product page.


By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any restricted item(s), the Customer certifies that the purchase does not require Optics-World B.V. to export such items, unless Optics-World B.V. is aware of the export and has obtained the appropriate Export Permit from The Netherlands (and from the country of origin if necessary). The Customer does not intend to export such items after receipt from Optics-World B.V. without the appropriate from The Netherlands (and from the country of origin if necessary). The Customer also needs a permit if the Customer exports it to permitted countries. The Customer must apply for this themself in the country where the Customer is located, this is always the Customer's own responsibility. This is only allowed to the permitted countries that are allowed from the Netherlands and the country where the product was made if this is applies to.



Optics-World B.V. has a continuous export license for DUAL-USE items outside Europe. (Note only the permitted countries).
We can send Thermal cameras (NO Thermal rifle scopes) to the following countries in accordance with our license (UAU 001): Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland including Liechtenstein, United States of America, United Kingdom.

All applicable export conditions are stated in our conditions. 


Article 1. Parties and applicability
1.1 A) Optics World B.V. is a supplier specializing in the supply of optical products, such as riflescopes, night vision goggles etc. Optics World B.V. is in this set of general conditions referred to by its full name or abbreviated as "Supplier".

B) The other party of Optics World B.V. is referred to in these general conditions as the "Buyer".

C) In these general conditions, "Products" means all that Optics World B.V. offers on its website.

1.2 The general conditions are applicable to all agreements you conclude with Optics-World B.V. and all products you purchase from it. 
1.3 The general conditions can only be deviated from in writing.
1.4 With every order you place, you accept the applicability of this set of general conditions.


Article 6. Special provisions

6.1 Optics-World B.V. delivers in accordance with Dutch law and supplies products that are permitted in the Netherlands. The Buyer is always responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations in its own country. Optics-World B.V. delivers products that may not be allowed to buy and keep in every country. Optics-World B.V. bears no responsibility for and will not be liable for delivery of Products that are prohibited in the country of order or delivery. If it appears that a Product is prohibited in that country, this will not entitle you to a refund of the purchase price and/or compensation for damages.

6.2 In line with the foregoing, Optics-World B.V. points out that it is prohibited to resell the Products it offers on its website to countries/people on a sanctions list. For sanctions list always consult the website of the relevant authorities.

6.3 Optics-World B.V. supplies, among other things, Products manufactured in the United States. When delivering Products through the United States, various obligations/restrictions are usually imposed, for example with respect to resale. Optics-World B.V. is always authorized to resell, based on agreements it has with its suppliers in the United States. However, you - the Buyer - are prohibited from reselling products manufactured in the United States to countries outside your own country and/or to military units that use the Products for military purposes. By placing the order, the Buyer declares to comply with the rules imposed by the manufacturer of the Products. The Buyer fully indemnifies Optics-World B.V. for any violations of the rules imposed by the manufacturer and its negative consequences.

6.4 You are aware that upon receipt of the product and payment, you are the new owner and must at all times make your own investigation as to whether you may re-export the product in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in your country as well as the country of origin.


Article 8. Embargoed countries

Optics-World B.V. does not ship products to countries on sanctions lists. These sanctions lists are available on websites of local competent authorities. These are sanction lists of the Netherlands, but also of the country of origin of the product (so where the product is produced). (Re)export or temporary export to countries on a sanctions list is prohibited. In case of suspicion of resupply or export to the mentioned countries Optics World B.V. will not deliver and has the right to cancel an order free of charge. If a named country places an order, Optics World B.V. also always has the right to cancel the order without giving any reason.


For more information, please refer to the European sanctions directory: https://sanctionsmap.eu/#/main Also applicable is the U.S. sanctions list, which can be accessed at: https://www.trade.gov/data-visualization/csl-search


Article 9. Orders outside Europe.

Optics-World B.V. does not ship thermal imaging/thermal equipment (except thermal rifle scopes, these always require a permit outside the Benelux) outside Europe unless the destination is within the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland including Liechtenstein, United States of America and United Kingdom. For these countries we have a permanent export license EU 001 for DUAL-USE goods. However, these goods are always reported through the forwarder to Customs. These goods are shipped exclusively.


Article 10. Goods in accordance with the military goods list.

Optics-World B.V. only delivers goods classified under the military goods list within the Benelux without an export license (license exemption). Outside the Benelux this always requires an export license from the CDIU. For this the end-user must always sign an End-Use Statement. Goods categorized in our assortment are thermal rifle scopes (rifle scopes with image intensification ML1 D.) and night vision (accessories) from GEN 1 (ML15 C.). These are shipped outside the Benelux only upon receipt of an export license from the CDIU. If a rifle scope is specially designed for exclusively military government use, it may be classified under the export regulations as ML1 D. These items are shipped exclusively.

More information can be found at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/NL/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:C:2022:100:FULL&from=EN


Article 11. Applicable law and competent court

All agreements with Optics-World B.V. are exclusively governed by Dutch law and disputes arising from the agreement shall be settled by the Dutch courts.


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