Visual Compliance Classification and License Determination solutions help to streamline the process. Ensuring export compliance can be straightforward.
The Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) and United States Munitions List (USML) Analyst and License Determination Software includes ECCN classification tables, USML classification tables, Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Regulations (OFAC) to help you be aware of the controls applicable to your export transactions and ensure you use the correct ECCN codes for each.
Our classification software is a powerful, versatile search system that helps you determine the USML classification or ECCN code of your goods by simplifying the complexities inherent in the internal cross-references within each system and ensuring visibility of all relevant facts. Comprehensive resources, indexes and online help are included for improved efficiencies and compliance assurance. more +
Additionally, for efficient evaluations where, for instance, combinations of controlled goods are shipped together or are typically exposed to foreign nationals in the same laboratory, the solution provides 3 combination assessments (for which ECCN classification - as well as USML classification—groups can be saved in advance):
- applicable export controls for all countries for the selected ECCN code
- applicable export controls for multiple ECCN classifications against a specific country, and
- specific countries for all ECCN classifications affected by the Reasons for Control in force for that country
- EAR99 Classification more +
If an item is not found with the Commerce Control List, or if for controlled goods or technologies the item does not fall within the specifications detailed in the ECCN code entry, it is classified as "EAR99".
However, EAR99 product classifications do not necessarily mean the goods are clear to ship to anyone, anywhere. All export goods are subject to the EAR and must respect the terms of U.S. federal sanction programs, embargoes, and entity restrictions or prohibitions, as well as various international controls including the Wassenaar Arrangement.
- Commodity Jurisdiction Requests more +
The term "dual use" is often used to distinguish the types of goods covered by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) from those that are covered by the regulations of other agencies with export licensing authority. In general, it serves to distinguish EAR-controlled items that can be used in both sensitive (e.g. military or nuclear) and other, non-sensitive applications from those that are:
- Weapons or military-related in use or design, and subject to the controls of the Department of State, or
- Subject to the nuclear-related controls of the Department of Energy or the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
A Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) request is used to request a government determination whether an item or service is subject to the export licensing jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Commerce or the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is the primary licensing agency for dual use exports, while the DDTC licenses defense articles and services.
If you are unsure of the export licensing jurisdiction of an item, or if you believe that jurisdiction has been incorrectly assigned and should be transferred to another agency, you can request a CJ determination. Please note that a determination of Commodity Jurisdiction will only identify the proper export licensing authority for an item, and is not itself a license or approval to export.
- The ECCN Classification and Your Export Filings more +
The ECCN code must be submitted on your export filing when:
- A BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) license is issued;
- When exporting under license exceptions GBS, CIV, or LVS; or
- When the items fall under an ECCN classification controlled for national security (NS) reasons under Column 2 (NS2), but the export is eligible for NLR.
An exporter who enters a license exception symbol is representing to the U.S. government that the transaction meets all of the terms and conditions of that license exception.