Compliance Solutions

BIS Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Compliance Solutions.

Visual Compliance helps you to easily and effectively comply with Export Administration Regulations (EAR), administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Our solutions integrate export controls into your current business processes to assist you in achieving compliance with BIS and EAR requirements, and stay up-to-date with any changes.

  • Classifying products and dual-use goods under Schedule B and the CCL
  • Screening suppliers against government watch lists
  • Managing knowledge, documentation, and access across business units or geographical locations
  • Screening products and destinations for restricted, sanctioned, or embargoed countries
  • Managing licenses, exceptions, and exemptions under BIS export controls and other government agency regulations
  • Restricting access to controlled goods

Targeted communication, education, and resolution resources.

Stay up-to-date with the Export Administration Regulations with Visual Compliance.

Why do I need BIS Export Administration compliance software?

The principal statutory authority for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is the Export Administration Act (EAA) of 1979 (currently in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and awaiting the forthcoming ratification of the EAA of 2001). It is administered by the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), formerly the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA).

The EAA is "An Act to provide authority to regulate exports, to improve the efficiency of export regulation ..." Section 2 of the Act contains a number of policy statements: more +

In addition to the Export Administration Regulations and EAA, export controls are put into effect through regulations, sanctions and embargoes, Executive Orders, and Federal Register notices. These regulations and orders spell out your rights and your responsibilities as an exporter, and highlight the necessity of having BIS export control software in place. In short, what you must do, what you must not do, and what will happen if you fail to comply.

Schedule B export classification

Export compliance with the Export Administration Regulations requires companies to accurately determine the classification of their products and dual-use goods under U.S. Schedule B for completion of mandatory Electronic Export Information (EEI) electronically filed through the government Automated Export System (AES).

Commerce Control List (CCL) export classification

To comply with Export Administration Regulations controls and license requirements, exemptions, and exceptions for military goods and dual-use goods, companies also need to determine the classification of the same goods under the BIS Commerce Control List (CCL) to arrive at the appropriate export control classification number (ECCN). With the anticipated transfer of items from the USML to the CCL, ensuring "higher fences" than other ECCNs, some companies face significant EAR re-classification exercises.

Dual-use goods and the BIS entities list

When dual-use goods are controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL), companies need to be concerned with ensuring their goods are not being sourced from, sold to, or do not come into contact with parties on numerous government watch lists including the BIS denied persons, unverified, and entity lists. These lists consist of foreign persons (businesses, research institutions, government and private organizations, and individuals) subject to specific license requirements for the export, re-export and/or transfer (in-country) of CCL-controlled goods. A robust BIS export compliance software solution is vital to ensure proper screening against all these lists.