Dept. of Commerce Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

The Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations are administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).  The EAR governs exports of goods and services identified on the Commerce Control List (CCL), which covers dual-use items.  The CCL includes ten categories of different technologies:

Category 0 - Nuclear Materials, Facilities & Equipment (and Miscellaneous Items)

Category 1 - Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms, and Toxins    

Category 2 - Materials Processing             

Category 3 - Electronics

Category 4 - Computers

Category 5 (Part 1) - Telecommunications             

Category 5 (Part 2) - Information Security              

Category 6 - Sensors and Lasers

Category 7 - Navigation and Avionics       

Category 8 - Marine        

Category 9 - Propulsion Systems, Space Vehicles and Related Equipment