Export Administration Regulation Downloadable Files

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These are the unofficial electronic EAR files created by BIS. The legally official text of the EAR is provided via the Federal Register publications. Incorporation of revisions pursuant to Federal Register regulatory publications are completed by BIS within 72 hours to the best of our abilities. While we strive for perfection, we do make mistakes from time to time. You may email any errors that you find.

If formatting/editorial changes have been made to a file, the modified date will reflect that the file has been updated, but the footer date will only be changed when a regulatory change has been made to the file.

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Date Last Modified

Table of Contents for the EAR

2014-08-06

Commerce Control List Index

2014-10-14

Category 0 - Nuclear Materials Facilities & Equipment [and Miscellaneous Items]

2014-08-06

Category 1 - Materials Chemicals Microorganisms and Toxins

2014-08-07

Category 2 - Materials Processing

2014-08-07

Category 3 - Electronics Design Development and Production

2014-08-07

Category 4 - Computers

2014-08-30

Category 5 Part 1 - Telecommunications

2014-08-05

Category 5 Part 2 - Information Security

2014-08-05

Category 6 - Sensors and Lasers

2014-10-14

Category 7 - Navigation and Avionics

2014-08-05

Category 8 - Marine

2014-08-06

Category 9 - Aerospace and Propulsion

2014-08-05

Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations

2014-01-23

Part 730 - General Information

2014-01-21

Part 732 - Steps for Using the EAR

2014-08-06

Part 734 - Scope of the Export Administration Regulations

2014-08-30

Part 736 - General Prohibitions

2014-06-27

Part 738 - Commerce Control List Overview and the Country Chart

2014-06-05

Supplement No. 1 to Part 738 - Commerce Country Chart 

2014-08-07

Part 740 - License Exception

2014-08-18

Supplement No. 1 to Part 740 - Country Groups

2014-08-07

Part 742 - Control Policy -- CCL Based Controls

2014-08-18

Part 743 - Special Reporting Requirements

2014-08-30

Part 744 - Control Policy: End-User and End-Use Based 

2014-09-17

Supplement No. 4 to Part 744 - Entity List 

2014-09-18

Part 745 - Chemical Weapons Convention Requirements

2014-03-26

Part 746 - Embargoes and Other Special Controls

2014-09-17

Part 747 - Special Iraq Reconstruction License

2004-07-30

Part 748 - Application Classification Advisory and License

2014-06-27

Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 - VEU List

2014-06-16

Part 750 - Application Processing Issuance and/or Denial

2014-06-05

Part 752 - Special Comprehensive License

2014-02-03

Part 754 - Short Supply Controls

2014-06-17

Part 756 - Appeals

2014-01-21

Part 758 - Export Clearance Requirements

2014-08-18

Part 760 - Restrictive Trade Practices or Boycotts

2012-02-28

Part 762 - Recordkeeping

2014-06-05

Part 764 - Enforcement and Protective Measures

2013-10-15

Part 766 - Administrative Enforcement Proceedings

2014-02-03

Part 768 - Foreign Availability Determination Procedures and Criteria

2012-03-12

Part 770 - Interpretations

2014-02-03

Part 772 - Definitions of Terms

2014-08-07

Part 774 - The Commerce Control List

2014-08-05

Recently Published Regulations

September 5, 2014
BIS publishes a Final Rule: Implementation of Understandings Reached at the 2005, 2012, and 2013 Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) Plenary Meetings and a 2009 NSG Intersessional Decision; Additions to the List of NSG Participating Countries; Correction
BIS Final Rule

August 7, 2014
BIS publishes a Final Rule: Implementation of Understandings Reached at the 2005, 2012, and 2013 Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) Plenary Meetings and a 2009 NSG Intersessional Decision; Additions to the List of NSG Participating Countries
BIS Final Rule

August 6, 2014
BIS publishes Rule:Russian Oil Industry Sanctions and Addition of Person to the Entity List
BIS Rule

August 4, 2014
BIS publishes Rule:Wassenaar Arrangement 2013 Plenary Agreements Implementation: Commerce Control List, Definitions, and Reports; and Extension of Fly-by-Wire Technology and Software Controls
BIS Rule

August 4, 2014
BIS publishes Rule:Technical Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations: Update of Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series Supplement - Biosensor Systems and Related Software and Technology
BIS Rule

August 1, 2014
BIS publishes Rule: Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
BIS Rule

July 22, 2014
BIS publishes Rule: Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
BIS Rule

July 1, 2014
BIS publishes Rule: Request for Comments: Civil Uses of Certain Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Power Amplifiers, Discrete Microwave Transistors and Bi-Static and Multi-Static Radar. [Comments should be received no later than September 2, 2014]
BIS Rule

July 1, 2014
BIS publishes Rule:Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Military Electronic Equipment and Other Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML).
BIS Rule | State Rule

June 16, 2014
BIS publishes Rule:Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People’s Republic of China: Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation; Correction
BIS Rule

June 16, 2014
BIS publishes Rule:Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Addition of Certain Persons to the Unverified List (UVL) and Making a Correction
BIS Rule

 

 

 

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.

Commerce Control List Categories

Five Product Groups

 

 

A Systems, Equipment and Components
B Test, Inspection and Production Equipment
C Material
D Software
E Technology
0 Nuclear & Miscellaneous
1 Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms and Toxins
2 Materials Processing
3 Electronics
4

Computers

5 Part 1 Telecommunications
5 Part 2

Information Security

6 Sensors and Lasers
7 Navigation and Avionics
8

Marine

9

Aerospace and Propulsion

If your item falls under U.S. Department of Commerce jurisdiction and is not listed on the CCL, it is designated as EAR99. EAR99 items generally consist of low-technology consumer goods and do not require a license in many situations. However, if you plan to export an EAR99 item to an embargoed country, to an end-user of concern, or in support of a prohibited end-use, you may be required to obtain a license.


 

Published Regulations Archives

December 10, 2012
BIS publishes final rule on Editorial Corrections to the Commerce Control List of the Export Administration Regulations.
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November 29, 2012
BIS publishes final rule on Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List.
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November 29, 2012
BIS publishes proposed rule on Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) To Make the Commerce Control List (CCL) Clearer. Comments must be received by BIS no later than January 28, 2013.
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November 28, 2012
BIS publishes proposed rule on Control of Military Electronic Equipment and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List. State Department publishes a related proposed rule on Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XI and Definition for “Equipment.” Both proposed rules are part of the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative. Comments on both rules are due on January 28, 2013.
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November 7, 2012
BIS publishes proposed rule on deadline for completing voluntary self-disclosures of EAR violations.
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October 9, 2012
BIS publishes a final rule Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List.
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September 20, 2012
BIS publishes final rule Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; Removal of Person From the Entity List Based on Removal Request; and Implementation of Entity List Annual Review Changes
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July 23, 2012
BIS publishes final rule that updates export and reexport controls for Rwanda and United Nations Security Council arms embargoed countries under the EAR.
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July 9, 2012
BIS publishes a final rule amending three existing validated end-user authorizations in the People's Republic of China.
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July 2, 2012
BIS publishes final rule to implement Wassenaar Arrangement 2011 agreements.
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July 2, 2012
BIS publishes final rule to implement Australia Group 2011 agreements.
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June 22, 2012
BIS posts public comments received on proposed rule to add to the Commerce Control List energetic materials and related articles that the President determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions List.
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June 21, 2012
BIS publishes proposed revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Implementation of Export Control Reform; Revisions to License Exceptions after Retrospective Review.
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June 19, 2012
BIS and State Department publish proposed rules for "Specially Designed" Definition
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June 19, 2012
BIS publishes advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on Feasibility of Enumerating "Specially Designed" Components 
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June 7, 2012
BIS and State Department Publish Proposed Rules Addressing Personal Protective Equipment, Shelters, and Related Items that the President Determines no Longer Warrant Control on the United States Munitions List
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May 18, 2012
BIS publishes proposed rule Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Auxiliary and Miscellaneous Items that No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List and Items on the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List.
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May 2, 2012
BIS and State Department publish proposed rules addressing energetic materials and related articles that the President determines no longer warrant control on the United States Munitions List. The comment period for both rules closes on June 18, 2012.
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April 26, 2012
BIS publishes final rule Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; and Implementation of Entity List Annual Review Changes.
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April 18, 2012
BIS publishes final rule Addition of Certain Persons on the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States.
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April 18, 2012
BIS publishes a proposed rule for revisions to Authorization Validated End-User Provisions: Requirement for Notice of Export, Reexport, or Transfer (In-Country) and Clarification Regarding Termination of Conditions on VEU Authorizations.
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April 17, 2012
BIS publishes final rule Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series, Items Not Elsewhere Listed on the Commerce Control List (CCL).
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March 2, 2012
On February 24, 2012, the Federal Register published a BIS rule entitled, "Amendment to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations for Applied Materials (China), Inc., Boeing Tianjin Composites Co. Ltd., CSMC Technologies Corporation, Lam Research Corporation, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation in the People’s Republic of China, and for GE India Industrial Pvt. Ltd. in India".
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February 24, 2012
BIS publishes rule updating legal authority citations for parts 730 and 744 of the EAR. This is a purely administrative rule to keep authority citation paragraphs in the Code of Federal Regulations current. It does not alter any of the text of the EAR nor does it affect any rights, obligations or prohibitions that apply to any person under the EAR.
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February 13, 2012
BIS posts public comments received on proposed rule to add to the Commerce Control List surface vessels of war and related articles that the President determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions List.
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February 13, 2012
BIS posts public comments received on proposed rule to add to the Commerce Control List submersible vessels, oceanographic equipment and related articles that the President determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions List.
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February 13, 2012
BIS posts public comments concerning its retrospective regulatory review being conducted pursuant to Executive Order 13653.
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January 27, 2012
BIS posts public comments on proposed rule to add to the Commerce Control List certain gas turbine engines and related items that the President determines no longer warrant control under the United Munitions List.
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January 23, 2012
BIS posts public comments on proposed rule to add to the Commerce Control List certain military vehicles and related items that the President determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions List.
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January 9, 2012
BIS publishes rule imposing a license requirement on certain microwave and millimeter wave electronic components.
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