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Difference between an ECCN and the HTS Code

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Imad K.
Oct 21, 2022

What is the difference between an ECCN and the HTS Code?

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Oct 21, 2022

An ECCN is a five-digit alphnumeric code that identifies the classification of an item controlled by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and listed in the Commerce Control List (CCL).

The ECCN determines the level of control for an item, software, or technology. The ECCN, as well as the destination of the export, determines whether a license will be required. The HTS code represents the classification within the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS), which is required on import documentation. It is used in determining duties upon import into the United States. An HTS Code is typically comprised of ten digits.

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