Classification: Export

Questions and answers about Classification: Export

  • Containers of international traffic

    Question: We have containers that we ship back empty to our suppliers that they use to fill and send us our parts back into the US.  Currently we are not claiming chapter 9801 on the import side.  For exports I am currently using the classification of the containers.  My question is since ownership does not […]

  • Teledyne J69 Engine

    Question: Can you please advise if parts, components, accessories and attachments to the J69 engine is still under the jurisdiction of ITAR?  Or if this is part of the Export Reform that’s been migrated from ITAR to EAR? Asked by: Brenda Lumagui – Answer 1: First, we have to know how much power the […]

  • ITAR or EAR

    Question: There is this statement in paragraph (h) of Cat VIII: h) Parts, components, accessories, attachments, associated equipment and systems, as follows: (1) Parts, components, accessories, and attachments specially designed for the following U.S.-origin aircraft: The B-1B, B-2, B-21, F-15SE, F/A-18 E/F, EA-18G, F-22, F-35, and future variants thereof; or the F-117 or U.S. Government […]

  • DOD CUI vs Export Control

    Question: Is it accurate to say that Controlled Unclassified Information (“CUI”) in US DOD speak translates to SOME export control classification under either the EAR or ITAR (e.g. could be EAR99, any ECCN or any USML)?  So all CUI is subject to export regulation. Answer 1: CUI and U.S. export-controlled information overlap like a Venn […]

  • classification

    Question: how would ICPA classification experts classify a crankcase for an air compressor?   would there be an ECCN or would EAR99 suffice? Answer 1: There is not enough information to give an accurate answer. The HTS is probably in 8414. The ECCN for the crankcase will be determined by the ECCN for the complete compressor […]

  • virtual reality goggles

    Question: Does anyone have any experience with coding virtual reality sets for both HTS and ECCN.  We are looking to send a set to our parent company in Italy for demo and evaluation.  They are used in training situations. thanks  Answer 1: CBP has several rulings on the tariff  classification of these articles.  See for […]


    QUESTION: Currently, we have an outside 3rd party submit BIS ENC/Mass Market Classification Requests for our products and reviewing pros/cons for submitting internally instead.  We currently file own export license applications and other classification requests through SNAP-R. What are some of the potential downfalls or words of wisdom we should review for submitting own BIS […]

  • 8544.42.000 vs HTS 8544.70.0000

    QUESTION: We are exporting fiber optic patch cable with connectors on both ends.  Both HTS codes referring to fiber optic cables with connectors.  Can someone specify the correct HTS to be used ? HTS 8544.42.000 vs HTS 8544.70.0000 %%%%%%%%%% ANSWERS: It depends on the maximum voltage the cable was designed to conduct/carry. %%%%%%%%%% Cables of […]


    QUESTION: We recently applied for and received an export classification letter from CBP. The result was not what we feel is correct, nor do two different outside consultants that we used. We know we can appeal, but who hears the appeal?  The same team that provided the original result?  Or different people? %%%%%%%%%% ANSWERS: Not […]


    QUESTION: We need to ship four printing silk screen stencils to an affiliated company in Switzerland but have difficulty determining the correct HTS code.  The frames are aluminum with an exposed silkscreen and stencil in the center and are used to print on paperboard. ********************’ Answers: Silk screening machines are included in heading 8443, according […]

  • J85 GE 21 // Engine Classification

    QUESTION: Anyone knowledgeable with the export classification of the  J85 GE 21 engine and willing to share?  I am leaning towards 9A619.a and would appreciate feedback from the experts. =========== Answers: I believe 9A619.a is correct; we’ve used that same ECCN for our T700 engines. ========== The J85 engine is wildely used in the Military. […]

  • Harmonized Tariff Number/Schedule B

    QUESTION: Hello,  I have tried researching for information about a software license that is not in the form of paper, but installed inside a power sensor. I can not find any HTS or Schedule B number that I am comfortable with. Any help is appreciated. ========== In general, when commodities are shipped and imported with […]