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CHAPTER: Complying with U.S. Export Regulations
6. What is an ECCN; where do I find one for my product?
  ANSWER: The Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) categorizes the items covered by the U.S. Export Administration RegulationsExport Administration Regulations (EAR), based on the type of equipment, technology or software, and the technical capabilities. This number is used to determine if an export license is required or which license exception is applicable. A list of the ECCNs is found in the Code of Federal Regulations. (15CFR Part 774) For questions about ECCNs and license codes, contact the BXA at (202) 482-4811 or (202) 482-2642. You may ask BXA to provide you with the correct Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) for your item. BXA will advise you whether or not your item is subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This type of request is commonly referred to as a "Classification Request".

You must submit your Classification Request using Form BXA-748P or its electronic equivalent. Classification Requests must be submitted electronically or sent to BXA at one of the addresses listed below:

Bureau of Export Administration, Exporter Counseling Division U.S. Department of Commerce 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room H1099D Washington, D.C., 20230 Telephone: (202) 482-4811 Fax: (202) 482-3617

Western Regional Office, Bureau of Export Administration U.S. Department of Commerce 3300 Irvine Avenue, Suite 345 Newport Beach, California 92660 Telephone: (714) 660-0144 Fax: (714) 660-9347

U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Export Administration 101 Park Center Plaza, Suite 1001 San Jose, CA 95113 Telephone: (408) 998-7402 Fax: (408) 998-7470

Be certain that your request is complete and does not omit any essential information. Each Classification Request must be limited to 5 items. Exceptions may be granted by BXA on a case-by-case basis for several related items if the relationship between the items is satisfactorily substantiated in the request. Classification requests must be supported by any descriptive literature, brochures, precise technical specifications or papers that describe the items in sufficient technical detail to enable classification by BXA.


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