Classification and Licenses

We can help you classify and obtain export licenses for your EAR-controlled items.

Under the EAR, the list of items controlled is called the Commerce Control List (CCL). Navigating through this list, exporters are required to determine the correct Export Control Classification Number (or ECCN) for both their item and its associated technology. Once an ECCN has been determined, exporters must then cross-reference the country chart to determine if a license is required for export. At the same time, they should pay careful attention to any license exceptions or other conditions which may apply to their particular transaction.

Needless to say, this process can be a daunting task – even for those with years of trade compliance background.

Our team can help you navigate EAR classification and licenses:

  • We have years of experience determining the correct ECCN for practically every item on the CCL
  • We will evaluate any exceptions or other special conditions that may apply to your transaction
  • If needed, we can work with you to prepare and submit your export license application to the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
  • Once your license is approved and you’re ready to export, we can advise you on how to meet any conditions/provisos of the license, including what to communicate to your end-user, and how to prepare your shipping documentation prior to export