EAR Controls for Items That Use Encryption

On June 25, 2010, the Bureau of Industry and Security revised the encryption provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These revisions removed 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.

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