How to Determine ECCN

In a previous post we discussed how to determine ECCN (Export Control Classification Number). Here is some additional information from BIS which can help.

 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:

Here is a link to manufacturers’ commodity classification info:

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