A new and improved version of The Searchable CCL® is now available. This new version is up to date as of November 1, 2015 and includes clarifications and corrections to the ECCNs for spacecraft related items. Enjoy!

Specific changes include:

  • Revisions to ECCN 3A611 and the 9×515 ECCNs to correct and clarify what was included in the May 13 rule which added controls to the EAR for spacecraft and related items from USML Category XV. These changes were informed by comments received by BIS in response to the May 13 rule.
  • ECCNs revised include 3A611, 9A515, 9D001, 9D002, 9D515, 9E001, 9E002, and 9E515

Background
The Searchable CCL is a searchable version of the Commerce Control List (CCL). Many have found it difficult to easily read and search the CCL on the e-CFR website, so we created a document which provides easy searching of the entire CCL and has improved readability.

Features include:

  • Notes, technical notes, and nota bene are properly italicized
  • Improved indentation to better grasp the structure of complex ECCNs such as 3A001
  • Document markers for accessibility
  • Inclusion of the alphabetical index to the CCL and EAR Part 772 “Definitions of Terms” since these are both useful references when working within the CCL

We hope you find it as useful as we do!

To get your copy, simply click the icon below and download The Searchable CCL. This is a direct download – there is no cost, registration, or any other information required. Don’t forget to save the PDF to your computer for easy access while offline.

The Searchable CCL

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A new and improved version of The Searchable CCL® is now available. This new version is up to date as of June 19, 2015 and includes revisions based on the December 2014 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Meeting as well as the Australia Group (AG) November 2013 Intersessional Decisions. Enjoy!

Wassenaar changes to the CCL and Part 772 include:

  • Revising 42 Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs), adding one ECCN and removing one ECCN
  • Adding 7 definitions and revising 6 definitions
  • Revising 3 ECCNs to add License Exception CIV eligibility for Anisotropic plasma dry etching equipment and related software and technology

Australia Group changes to the CCL include:

  • Removing ECCN 1C352 and merging the animal pathogens previously controlled here with the human pathogens and toxins controlled under ECCN 1C351
  • Revising the controls in ECCN 2B350.g on valves, casings (valve bodies) designed for such valves, and preformed casing liners designed for such valves.
  • Additional AG-related changes consistent with the scope of the AG common control lists.

Background
The Searchable CCL is a searchable version of the Commerce Control List (CCL). Many have found it difficult to easily read and search the CCL on the e-CFR website, so we created a document which provides easy searching of the entire CCL and has improved readability.

Features include:

  • Notes, technical notes, and nota bene are properly italicized
  • Improved indentation to better grasp the structure of complex ECCNs such as 3A001
  • Document markers for accessibility
  • Inclusion of the alphabetical index to the CCL and EAR Part 772 “Definitions of Terms” since these are both useful references when working within the CCL

We hope you find it as useful as we do!

To get your copy, simply click the icon below and download The Searchable CCL. This is a direct download – there is no cost, registration, or any other information required. Don’t forget to save the PDF to your computer for easy access while offline.

The Searchable CCL

(you can also right-click and choose “Save Link As…”)

The Departments of State and Commerce just published their respective proposed rules for revisions to USML Categories XIV (Toxicological Agents) and Category XVIII (Directed Energy Weapons). The affected Category XIV articles consist primarily of dissemination, detection and protection “equipment” and related articles and would be controlled under new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 1A607, 1B607, 1C607, 1D607, and 1E607. The affected Category XVIII articles consist primarily of tooling, production “equipment,” test and evaluation “equipment,” test models and related articles and would be controlled under new ECCNs 6B619, 6D619 and 6E619. I don’t come across many Category XVIII articles but perhaps this is a substantive change for some of you out there.

An easy to read FR for the State rule is here. The Commerce rule can be found here. A convenient feature of reading the FR on those pages is that formal comments can be submitted without leaving the page. Just look for the large green button. The public comment period for each of these proposed rules closes on Monday, August 17, 2015.

DDTC and BIS have issued their respective proposed rules on “harmonizing” the definitions in the ITAR and EAR. Although there are numerous revisions to definitions of terms including the highly-anticipated cloud computing provisions, I certainly wouldn’t call this a harmonization of terms.

For example, BIS and DDTC still have separate terms for the following:

  • Foreign Person vs. Foreign National
  • Public Domain vs. Publicly Available
  • Technical Data vs. Technology

There are, however, some very interesting bits in the rules. Below are my initial notes and highlights of important provisions in the proposed rules along with a very handy “Project Harmonization Chart”chart from BIS which shows comparable regulatory text side-by-side for convenience.

Don’t forget that comments to these rules must be submitted by August 3, 2015 so get reading!

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A new and improved version of The Searchable CCL™ is now available. This new version is up to date as of May 8, 2015 and includes revisions based on the 2014 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements. We’ve also overhauled formatting throughout the entire document to make it even easier for you to find what you need. Enjoy!

Background
The Searchable CCL is a searchable version of the Commerce Control List (CCL). Many have found it difficult to easily read and search the CCL on the e-CFR website, so we created a document which provides easy searching of the entire CCL and has improved readability. Features include:

  • Notes, technical notes, and nota bene are properly italicized
  • Improved indentation to better grasp the structure of complex ECCNs like 3A001
  • Document markers for accessibility
  • Inclusion of the alphabetical index to the CCL and EAR Part 772 “Definitions of Terms” since these are both useful references when working within the CCL

We hope you find it as useful as we do!

To get your copy, simply click the icon below and download The Searchable CCL. This is a direct download – there is no cost, registration, or any other information required. Don’t forget to save the PDF to your computer for easy access while offline.

The Searchable CCL

(you can also right-click and choose “Save Link As…”)