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What is the format for the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)?

ECCN stands for Export Control Classification Number. An ECCN is an alphanumeric classification used in the Commerce Control List (CCL) to identify items for export control purposes.

  • ECCN Format: NANNN
    • N = numeric
    • A = alpha
  • The ECCN must be valid.
  • If the ECCN is in the incorrect format, AES will generate a fatal error.

More information is available on the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) web site at I NeedAn ECCN   You can also reach them via telephone at (202) 482-4811.


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