Summary of Steps to Process Your Export (US)

  • Ensure that your export in under U.S Department of Commerce jurisdiction.
  • Classify your item by reviewing the Commerce Control List.
  • If your item is classified by an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), identify the Reasons for Control on the Commerce Control List.
  • Cross-reference the ECCN Controls against the Commerce Country Chart to see if a license I required. If yes, determine if a License Exception is available before applying for a license.
  • Ensure that no proscribed end users or end users are involved with your export transaction. If proscribed end users or end users are involved, determine if you can proceed with the transaction or must apply for license.
  • Export your item using the correct ECCN and appropriate symbol (e.g. NLR, license exception or license number.