Under the export control regulations, every item can classified as being subject to ITAR, the CCL, another agency’s regulations, or else is designated as EAR99.
ITAR stands for the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR §§ 120-130), established by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls within the U.S. Department of State. These regulations cover:
The major items regulated under ITAR are identified in the United States Munitions List (USML).
The Commerce Control List (CCL) identifies those items regulated by the commerce department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). This includes export control, export and re-export of commercial and dual use items not subject to ITAR or other federal regulations. Dual use items are those with both commercial and military/security applications.
The Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission also have specific export classifications for certain nuclear materials including:
Items not designated under the control of another federal agency or listed on the Commodity Control List (CCL) are classified as EAR99 (Export Administration Regulations). EAR99 items generally are low-technology consumer goods not requiring a license, however there are some exceptions. You might have to get a license if you are sending an item:
Answer the following questions in order. A yes answer determines your classification.