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Companies in the import export controls business can avoid costly legal mistakes when applying for or designating their Export Control Classification Number ( ECCN EAR99  or export commodity control number to their products and handling customs clearance and customs tariffs code for their goods.

At Watson & Associates, LLC, our ITAR lawyers and consultants frequently work with CEOs and key management executives to make sure that the company’s ongoing operations flow smoothly with minimal risks when it comes to standard shipping requirements, transfer pricing solution, and customs clearance. Whether the company is a federal contractor or commercial operation, we can help. See our main page for list of services.

Knowing when an ECCN Code is required or find the appropriate harmonized tariff schedule is the starting point for every business. Knowing whether US ECCN Number EAR 99 is applicable to your particular service or products is yet another mistake that companies make. We are here to help.

Many items regulated by BIS are referred to as “dual-use” because they may have both military and commercial or nuclear proliferation applications. Many products are subject to the EAR but are not listed on the CCL.  Those products are classified as ECCN EAR 99. They will not require an export license unless they are being shipped to an embargoed country, an end-user of concern (i.e., someone on the Denied Person’s List), or for a prohibited end-use.

ECCN EAR99 Definition

ECCN EAR99 is considered an export classification for an item.  The numbers shows that certain product / services is regulated by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). However the definition does not mean that it may not be an ECCN  on the Commerce Control List (CCL). Companies should be aware that  the shipment authorization for the item may change.

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The penalties associated with making mistakes with your export documentation requirements can gravely impact your business operations. This is where Watson & Associates’s export control lawyers and consultants can help.

Here are some sobering statistics from the Bureau of Industry and Security that show how your company can be crippled for ECCN Codes and export information code violations:

2014

Criminal penalties: 39 individuals and business convicted, $137,808,756 in criminal fines$1,318,832 in forfeitures and 568 months of imprisonment.

Administrative Penalties: 44 administrative cases; $60,488,000 in administrative penalties.

2013

Criminal penalties: 52 individuals and businesses convicted;$2,694,500 in criminal fines;$18,291,798 in forfeitures; 881 months of imprisonment.

Administrative penalties: 63 administrative cases;$6.1 million in administrative penalties. To decide whether you need an export license from  the DOC, you must first see if the item you are exporting is linked to a specific export commodity control number (ECCN).

Avoid costly mistakes: The smallest mistake with ECCN codes can save your company upwards to $250,000 or even two times the amount of the EECN transaction with customs clearance compliance. At Watson & Associates, LLC our export controls lawyers and consultants help your import export business to avoid such costly mistakes, develop internal policies and controls, better establish your export documentation requirements and avoid making mistakes with an import and export customs tariff codes or to work with federal agencies to negotiate adverse actions when there is a violation of the US ECCN export control regulations. Get important tips on how to get your import export license.

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February 2017 Department of Commercial Rules– Temporary General License: Extension of Validity.

February 1, 2017 Commerce Control List:  Removal of Certain Nuclear Nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 Export Controls – Additional Delay in Implementation of ECCN 3D991 Controls on Certain Software.

What is an ECCN Number / ECCN Codes?

Your Export Control Classification Number is a designated five-character code that is found on the ECCN number is a 5-character alphanumeric code found on the Commerce Control List (CCL) and Commerce Control List (ccl) (supplement no. 1 to part 774 of the ear). The export control ECCN list categorizes the items you export based on the item’s nature and certain respective technical parameters.

Who regulates Standard shipping requirement of US imports and exports codes? When it comes to customs clearance and standard shipping requirements, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), a subsection of the Department of Commerce provides The CCL List. The agency also enforces Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Commerce Control List  vs ECCN Code EAR 99 List

If your exported item falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Commerce but it is not listed on the CCL list, then it falls under the parameters of your EAR 99 ECCN number.  Most commercial export products fall under EAR 99. Although an export license is not required to EAR99 listed items, you want to be extremely careful to avoid the mistake of sending the product to a banned country.

Although an export license is not required to ECCN EAR99 listed items, you want to be extremely careful to avoid the mistake of sending the product to a party of concern, or in support of a prohibited end-use, or to an embargoed or sanctioned country. Watson & Associates LLC export control consultants and ITARS lawyers can help with these concerns.

Standard Shipping – USA Export Tariff Codes / Harmonised Code Requirements

US export tariff codes in the export control business are a unique product-specific code that is documented in the harmonized System (HS) maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and harmonized tariff schedule of the united states 2016. US harmonized codes, often referred to as harmonized export tariff codes, are in place for almost every product involved in the global commerce world. Customs tariff code is in place for tax assessment and global uniformity.

HS  tariff classification number codes exist for almost every product involved in global commerce. Required on official shipping documents for tax assessment purposes, US tariff codes ensures uniformity of product classification worldwide.

Whether you need help with a certificate of origin form, US harmonized code for plastic parts or harmonized code number for other products and countries, our export control consultants and lawyers can help.

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Common Harmonized US Tariff Codes Questions
How do you find the proper classification of your product?

The US Tariff Codes Schedule names some products and can be found by searching for the name. However, companies should be aware that finding a name of a product does not guarantee a correct classification for US harmonized codes.

Where can you find export control and trade statistics and what companies are importing?

Trade data based on US export tariff codes categories are found here.

Do all countries use the same HS tariff classification number system?

Almost all countries use the US tariff classification number systems based on the international Harmonized System (HS). HTS codes are defined to the six-digit level, so foreign tariff schedules will be identical with the HTS up the six-digit level but might differ at finer levels of detail.

The trade activities of individual companies are treated as company confidential and are not published by the Government.

Press Release Showing Criminal Sanctions for Violations

March 14, 2017: Florida Firm Fined $27 Million for Export Violations Press Release

March 7, 2017: Ukrainian National Arrested in Connection with Scheme to Illegally Export Rifle Scopes and Thermal Imaging Equipment. DOJ Press Release

March 7, 2017: $1.19 Billion Penalty for Chinese Company’s Export Violations to Iran and North Korea – Settlement results in largest civil penalty ever levied in a BIS Export Control Case. Press Release

February 28, 2017: Exporter Of Microelectronics To Russian Military Sentenced To 135 Months In Prison Following Convictions On All Counts At Trial. DOJ Press Release

February 24, 2017: Eleven Individuals and One Company Charged in Florida With Exporting Prohibited Articles to Syria. Press Release

Nationwide ECCN Number EAR99 and Export Control Consulting Services

Watson’s export control consultants and lawyers represent commercial businesses through the United States. Our ITAR regulations consulting team help with ECCN Number EAR 99 and US Tariff Codes matters in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Cities in which our export control consultants and ITAR lawyers help withECCN Number EAR99 and US Tariffs Code matters include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.

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EAR 99 and the above are only but some of the areas where corporations get into deep trouble and where Watson & Associates’ Export Control attorneys and Export Control ECCN consultants can help with harmonized export tariff codes violations. Call us at 1-866-601-5518 for  FREE Initial Consultation.

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