Information on Export Control Regulations

This page is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to assist in determining whether any technical data may or may not be subject to U.S. export controls. The Information may not be sufficient to determine specific requirements under US export control laws and therefore you should not rely solely on this page as the basis for your determination.

What is the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR):

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a United States regulatory regime to restrict and control the export of defense and military related technologies to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML) are covered by the regulations, which implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter I (Department of State), Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) interprets and enforces ITAR.

What is the Export Administration Regulations (EAR):

The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are a set of regulations found at 15 C.F.R. § 730 et seq. They are administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, which is part of the US Commerce Department. In general, the EAR govern whether a person may export commercial items or related technology from the U.S., re-export from a foreign country, or transfer from one person to another in a foreign country.

What is the Commerce Control List (CCL):

A key in determining whether an export license is needed from the Department of Commerce is knowing whether the item you intend to export has a specific Export Control Classification Number (ECCN). The ECCN is an alpha-numeric code, e.g., 3A001, that describes the item and indicates licensing requirements. All ECCNs are listed in the Commerce Control List (CCL) (Supplement No. 1 to Part 774 of the EAR) which is available on the Government Printing Office website. The CCL is divided into ten broad categories, and each category is further subdivided into five product groups.

Criteria for selecting “yes – this project is part of a US government contract?”:

A project is considered part of a US government contract if it includes any contract or purchase order to which the counterparty is a U.S. government agency (prime contracts) or where the ultimate customer is a U.S. government agency even if the counterparty is not (subcontracts).

In the On Demand start quote page, answer “yes” to the US Government contract question if any of the following applies: (1) the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”); (2) U.S. Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”); or (3) the Service Contract Act, Buy American Act or Trade Agreements Act. You should also answer “yes” if the contract: (1) indicates contract work is to be performed on U.S. federal government property or with federal government-owned property; (2) involves data marked as Controlled Unclassified Information (“CUI”) or Covered Defense Information (“CDI”); (3) requires submission of invoices to a U.S. federal government agency; or (4) includes a reference to a U.S. federal grant as a source of funding.

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