More Alphabet Soup- What is the CCL?

As a former LSP (Logistics Service Provider) account executive, and currently as a Licensed Customs Broker and consultant, I have had many clients assure me that their commodities fall under EAR99 and NLR.

EAR99 means that an item is subject to Export Administration Regulations but is not listed with a specific ECCN (Export Control Classification Number). NLR is the abbreviation for No License Required. The first step in the license/NLR decision is to determine ECCN or EAR99.

The CCL (Commerce Control List) is an index listing commodities and product groups. It is a good starting place for researching ECCNs. Here is the link for your reference:

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