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About Licensing

Before you export, you need to determine whether your product, technology, or activity might need an export license.

  • Apply for a license

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    Does your item require a license? Apply for a license using the Simplified Network Application Process Redesign (SNAP-R) application.
  • System for Tracking Export License (STELA)

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    Utilize STELA to find out the status of your license application.
  • Classify your item (CCL)

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    There are three ways to determine the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) for your product.
  • Contact an Export Counselor

    We know it can be complicated. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your export process is smooth and compliant. That’s why BIS has export counselors readily available to help with questions you may have. Our counselors are available from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in Eastern and Pacific time zones.

Legal Disclaimer: This is an in-progress website that incorporates new tools to access and use BIS regulations. Results from this website may be inaccurate or incomplete and should not be relied upon for compliance with the EAR. Please continue to utilize the existing BIS site or the eCFR for accessing the regulations.