Exporters refer to Commodity Control List classification (CCL classification) as a list that outlines items that are subject to these controls as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The purpose of the CCL is to control exports of items that could have a negative impact on national security, foreign policy, or the economy of the United States. It also helps to control the export of items that are scarce or valuable to the U.S. economy.
The CCL is composed of ten categories of items, ranging from chemicals and electronics to nuclear materials and computers. Each category has its own set of controls, which vary depending on the item and the country it’s being exported to. The CCL is constantly being updated to reflect changes in technology, international relations, and the economy. Companies must be aware of the latest changes in order to comply with the regulations.
The Commodity Control List helps make sure that exports from the United States do not go to places they are not supposed to. This means classifying your exports is important for security, and to meet your legal obligations! Be sure to keep this is mind if you want to be a compliant exporter.