On June 25, 2010, the Bureau of Industry and Security published amendments to the encryption provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These amendments remove many items from control as encryption items. They also reduce or eliminate review and reporting requirements for many more items that remain controlled as encryption items.
This web page is designed to help exporters of products designed to use encryption determine whether they have obligations under the EAR. It is also intended to provide specific guidance to those exporters with obligations under the EAR as to how to comply the EAR prior to export of those items.
3. If you determine that your item IS classified under Category 5, Part 2 AND that your answer to question #2 is ‘no’, then you must file an encryption registration.
5. If encryption registration IS required, AND you cannot self-classify the item, then you must file an encryption classification request.
Changes made by this rule:
Frequently Asked Questions - additional questions and answers for common questions asked by exporters.
Advisory Opinions - advisory opinions related to encryption items may be reviewed on the advisory opinions web page.
Information Technology Controls Division Contacts – for additional guidance or to discuss a specific application please contact the Licensing Officer.