ITAR compliance

(How to determine the SCCN number for the shipping lists)

How to determine ECCN Number:

The CCL is divided into 10 categories. The first (numerical) character in the ECCN identifies the category within which the entry falls, for example: 3A001 is in Category 3, Electronics.

The following is a list of CCL categories:

  • 0: Nuclear Materials, Facilities and Equipment and Miscellaneous;
  • 1: Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms, and Toxins;
  • 2: Materials Processing;
  • 3: Electronics;
  • 4: Computers;
  • 5: Telecommunications and Information Security;
  • 6: Sensors;
  • 7: Navigation and Avionics;
  • 8: Marine;
  • 9: Propulsion Systems, Space Vehicles and Related Equipment.

Within each category, items are arranged by group. The second (alpha) character indicates under which of the five groups the item is listed, for example, 3A001 would be in group A, Equipment, Assemblies and Components. Each category contains the same five groups, which are:
 

  • A: Equipment, Assemblies and Components;
  • B: Test, Inspection and Production Equipment;
  • C: Materials;
  • D: Software;
  • E: Technology.


The remaining digits identify the reasons for control associated with the item. It is not essential that you be able to identify which reasons for control are associated with particular digits. However, if interested, you can find an explanation in 738.2(d) of the EAR.

A brief description of the product is provided next to each ECCN. Following this description are the "License Requirements," "License Exceptions," and "List of Items Controlled" sections.

After you have determined where your product fits within the CCL, use the information in the "License Requirements" section to determine if a license is required. You also must check the Country Chart (Supplement 1 to Part 740 of the EAR) to ensure that a license is not required for shipments going to that country. It is possible that the product itself may not require a license, but due to the country of destination or end-user, the shipment may still need an export license.

For products that do require a license, the CCL also lists the reasons for control of the product: AT is Anti- Terrorism; CB is Chemical and Biological Weapons; CC is Crime Control; EI is Encryption Item; MT is Missile Technology; NS is National Security; NP is Nuclear Nonproliferation; RS is Regional Stability; SS is Short Supply; XP is High Level Computers; and SI is Significant Items.

  • A: Equipment, Assemblies and Components;
  • B: Test, Inspection and Production Equipment;
  • C: Materials;
  • D: Software;
  • E: Technology.

The remaining digits identify the reasons for control associated with the item. It is not essential that you be able to identify which reasons for control are associated with particular digits. However, if interested, you can find an explanation in 738.2(d) of the EAR.
A brief description of the product is provided next to each ECCN. Following this description are the "License Requirements," "License Exceptions," and "List of Items Controlled" sections.

After you have determined where your product fits within the CCL, use the information in the "License Requirements" section to determine if a license is required.

You also must check the Country Chart (Supplement 1 to Part 740 of the EAR) to ensure that a license is not required for shipments going to that country.

It is possible that the product itself may not require a license, but due to the country of destination or end-user, the shipment may still need an export license.

For products that do require a license, the CCL also lists the reasons for control of the product:

  • AT is Anti- Terrorism;
  • CB is Chemical and Biological Weapons;
  • CC is Crime Control;
  • EI is Encryption Item;
  • MT is Missile Technology;
  • NS is National Security;
  • NP is Nuclear Nonproliferation;
  • RS is Regional Stability;
  • SS is Short Supply;
  • XP is High Level Computers;
  • SI is Significant Items.