Complete EAR Compliance
The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are one of the two main export control laws used by the U.S. government to regulate exports from the United States. This law is in place to protect U.S. interests like economic and national security, so any business that ships anything out of the U.S. must comply with EAR regulations.
Export Solutions offers professional EAR compliance training, classification, audits, and consulting services for business operations. Since the EAR is often an area where companies fall into problems with exports, we wanted to put together some information to help you understand the EAR and navigate this critical part of your business.
What Are The Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are controlled by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State to regulate “dual-use” items. These types of goods and related technical data are any items that are made for commercial use but could also have military applications.
The EAR regulates the export of dual-use goods or technologies, with some exports requiring licenses based on the item’s characteristics, foreign country destination, and the intended use.
A complete list of EAR-controlled items are outlined in the Commerce Control List (CCL). This list breaks down various categories for different types of EAR-controlled items based on their function, intended use, and application. The ten broad categories covered in the CCL are:
- Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment, and Miscellaneous
- Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms, and Toxins
- Materials Processing
- Telecommunications and Information Security
- Lasers and Sensors
- Navigation and Avionics
- Propulsion Systems, Space Vehicles, and Related Equipment
Along with the broad categorization found in the CCL, additional restrictions can be applied to EAR-controlled goods and technologies based on their destination, party receiving the shipment, and the intended use of the goods or technology.
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