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What is the Export Control Classification Number and what is its role in trade?

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Jul 02, 2019
What is the Export Control Classification Number and what is its role in trade?

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Jul 02, 2019
Everyone who deals with international exports has to know that ECCNs are five alphanumeric designations published on the Commerce Control List (CCL) to identify dual-use items for export control purposes ( it is used to classify the US exports) . Those items represent products that have a commercial use. An ECCN categorizes items based on the nature of the product, i.e. type of commodity, software, or technology and its respective technical parameters. All ECCNs could be found in the Commerce Control List (CCL) which is divided into ten broad categories (see here: last updated on 10/29/2018), and each category is further subdivided into five product groups. The first character of the ECCN identifies the broader category to which it belongs and the second character identifies the product group. For better understanding, you can get acquainted with the following ECCN Guide:
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Mar 16, 2020
Klarissa has laid out the basics there for you and is correct. I will only add that export control regulations in the US are very important and making seemingly minor mistakes or omissions can be devastating to any business. I would strongly recommend discussing your needs with a US export/international trade attorney to ensure your controlled exports are in full compliance with US law.

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