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ECTI Searchable Commerce Control List

UPDATED: April 1, 2024

SearchableCCLlogo-Medium-300x300If you produce or distribute hardware, software or technology and you intend to export it, you must confirm whether you need an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

That said, classifying an item is the first major step in export compliance; until this task is complete, it’s impossible to know if a license is required. That’s where the Commerce Control List (CCL) comes into play.

The CCL is a list of items subject to export restrictions and divided into several categories around broad types of technology. Each category is then further divided into individual entries known as export control classification numbers, or ECCNs.

All items under Department of Commerce control require a specific ECCN. If the item you intend to export falls into an ECCN, you must obtain a license before exporting it to a few countries, many countries or all countries—depending on the specific ECCN.

Complying with export restrictions can be complex and time-consuming. To help you with the critical step of item classification, the Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI) is pleased to offer a searchable Commerce Control List for free download.

To download your free copy, please complete our form on the right.

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The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a regularly updated, unofficial editorial compilation of CFR material and amendments published in the Federal Register.

This downloadable, Searchable Commerce Control List document is an unofficial version compiled and provided for the reader’s convenience by the Export Compliance Training Institute. The regulations are subject to change at any time and not guaranteed by ECTI, Inc.