Seriously, what is ECCN?

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Exporters, do you know how to determine your ECCN (Export Control Classification Number)? While it is true that many exported commodities can be designated EAR 99 and NLR (No License Required), it is important to first check for an ECCN. The correct ECCN is necessary in order to determine if a license is required for your shipments.

There are three ways to determine ECCN: 1) self classify, 2) consult manufacturers of commodities, 3) request a classification by BIS.

Here is a link to the CCL (Commerce Control List) Index which is a good place to start:

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