Depth Logistics complies with US Government Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and can assist clients in navigating this important consideration of international shipping.
The EAR imposes controls on the export and re-export of most commercial goods, software, and technology, including “dual-use” items that can be used both for commercial and military purposes and certain defence items.
Items subject to the EAR can be found on the Commerce Control List (CCL) where each item is assigned a unique Export Control Classification Number (ECCN). Items not listed on the CCL are designated as EAR99 and most of these commercial products will not require a license to be exported. However, depending on the destination, end user, or end use of the item, even an EAR99 item may require a US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) export license.
A manufacturer or exporter whose articles or services appear on the USML or CCL lists must register with the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).
Failure to comply with the EAR can result in maximum civil fines of US$250,000 per violation. Criminal penalties can be as high as US$1,000,000 and 20 years imprisonment per violation.