Reading the CCL

BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) has recently revised their website making it a little easier to navigate. This is helpful. However, in my opinion, the CCL (Commerce Control List) remains difficult to use. The CCL Index is a good starting place but from there the reader is quickly in the weeds.

I’m reviewing and updating a Master Parts List for a client and am easily able to check HTS and Schedule B codes. ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) verification is a much longer process. Here is a link to Category 5- Telecommunications and Information Security as an example:

The entire CCL consists of this type of incomprehensible documentation. BIS, how about revising the CCL to make it more user friendly? Anyone else agree with me?