EAR Controls for Items That Use Encryption

BIS is in the process of updating the Encryption website to reflect the 2016 Federal Register changes to Category 5 Part 2.  A list of the changes can be found here <<http://www.bis.doc.gov/InformationSecurity2016-updates>>

For questions call the Information Technology Controls Division at (202) 482-0707.

Identifying Encryption Items



If encryption registration IS required, AND you cannot self-classify the item, then you must file an encryption classification request.


License Applications

Recent Changes

  • Summary of changes from the June 25, 2010 regulation
  • Changes to License Exception ENC
  • Changes to Mass Market provisions

Additional Guidance