Export of Cryptography in The United States - US Export Rules - Classification

Classification

For export purposes each item is classified with the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) with the help of the Commerce Control List (CCL, Supplement No. 1 to the EAR part 774). In particular :

  • 5A002 Systems, equipment, electronic assemblies, and integrated circuits for "information security. Reasons for Control: NS1, AT1.
  • 5A992 "Mass market" encryption commodities and other equipment not controlled by 5A002. Reason for Control: AT1.
  • 5B002 Equipment for development or production of items classified as 5A002, 5B002, 5D002 or 5E002. Reasons for Control: NS1, AT1.
  • 5D002 Encryption software. Reasons for control: NS1, AT1.
  • used to develop, produce, or use items classified as 5A002, 5B002, 5D002
  • supporting technology controlled by 5E002
  • modeling the functions of equipment controlled by 5A002 or 5B002
  • used to certify software controlled by 5D002
  • 5D992 Encryption software not controlled by 5D002. Reasons for control: AT1.
  • 5E002 Technology for the development, production or use of equipment controlled by 5A002 or 5B002 or software controlled by 5D002. Reasons for control: NS1, AT1.
  • 5E992 Technology for the 5x992 items. Reasons for control: AT1.

An item can be either self-classified, or a classification ("review") requested from the BIS. A BIS review is required for typical items to get the 5A992 or 5D992 classification.

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