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Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

  • Citation: 15 CFR chapter VII, subchapter C
  • Agency: Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), US Department of Commerce
  • Statutory Authority: Export Administration Act (EAA) and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA)
  • Regulations: Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Scope: Items in US commerce that are not controlled by another agency. Controls are predominantly related to dual-use (those with military and commercial utility) technology listed on the Commerce Control List.
  • Examples of Items Controlled: lasers, infectious agents, computers, encryption technology, sensors, navigation and avionics, propulsion systems, toxins, chemicals, certain materials for the manufacture of controlled goods, and telecommunications equipment.