Product Guidance

Firearms

Missile Technology

The United States, along with 33 other countries, is a member of an informal group of nations, known as the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), that have agreed to coordinate their national export controls on goods and technology that can contribute to missile proliferation. The MTCR provides guidelines for licensing policies as well as an Equipment, Software, and Technology Annex, which lists the items that the participating countries agree to control. These licensing procedures and list of controlled items are incorporated into the EAR, where the commodities are controlled for MT reasons. Commodities controlled for MT reasons require a license to all destinations other than Canada.

Fingerprint Analysis Equipment

The intent of ECCN 3A981 is to control automated fingerprint identification and retrieval systems and equipment specifically configured to support it. Automated fingerprint identification is the process of automatically matching one or many unknown fingerprints against a database of known and unknown prints. In practice, these systems enable police or law enforcement customers to capture fingerprints electronically, encode prints into searchable files, and accurately compare a set of fingerprints to a database containing potentially millions of prints in seconds

Chemical and Biological Agents

The Chemical and Biological Controls Division (CBC) is the focal point within the United States Government (USG) for implementing dual-use export controls for chemical and biological (CB) equipment, materials and technology (e.g., toxins, chemicals, fermenters, pumps, valves). These export controls are in place for chemical and biological weapons concerns and to prevent the diversion of such items to destinations and end-users of concern. These items are generally found in Category 1 (Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms and Toxins) and Category 2 (Materials Processing) of the CCL.