Every company and institution has its own individual license and classification requirements when it comes to export compliance, but ultimately it all comes down to learning the laws that apply to you and staying on the right side of them. There's no one rule to cover every issue, but there is an automated solution that's easily tailored to your unique requirements and specifications.
To identify your own export compliance issues, the first step is determining your products' regulatory regime.
Military and aerospace items will need export licensing under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) enforced by the U.S. government's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Dual-use goods, which can have both military and civilian applications, require an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) according to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Even if your goods aren't controlled under ITAR and don't have a specific ECCN classification under the EAR, instead falling into the generic EAR99 category, all exports are still subject to Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations; these enforce export laws regarding various country-specific boycotts and embargoes, and regulate all international financial transactions, prohibiting dealings with certain specified entities, foreign nationals, governments, and other Specially Designated Nationals.
Visual Compliance can help. Our professional export compliance software is updated regularly, giving you access to the most current regulatory content and Denied Party Lists. This ensures that you can easily perform ECCN classification of your goods, carry out comprehensive export license management, conduct Denied Party Screening, and analyze potential deemed exports and hand-carried exports, all from a single integrated software solution.