Some products exported from the United States require an export license from either the U.S. Department of Commerce or another U.S. agency like the State Department. It depends on the item's technical characteristics, the destination, the end-user and the end use. Do any of your products require an export license? 

The Export Controls Wizard helps you make that determination. Just enter the date, country of export, country of manufacture, country of import, and correct classification for your product. The Wizard will display whether or not a license is required and if there are any potential license exceptions that may be available. The Wizard also displays the logic behind the determination so you know exactly why a license was or was not required.

Watch the video below to see how the Export Controls Wizard works.


 


Pricing

A one-year subscription to the Export Controls Wizard is only $1,300, and there are no limitations to the number of screenings you can conduct each day, month or year. Just call Shipping Solutions at (888) 890-7447 and subscribe today.

If you're not yet ready to subscribe, you can try out the Export Controls wizard for free by giving us a call or completing the trial request form

Steps to Run the Export Controls Wizard

  • Login to the Trade Compliance Wizards here. See the Pricing section above for how to obtain login credentials.
  • Hover over the Controls tab, then click Export Controls.
  • Select the Country of Export, which is the country that will be shipping the goods.
  • Select the Country of Manufacture, which is the country where the goods were produced.
  • Select the Country of Import, which is the country that is receving the goods.
  • Helpful Hint: To make future screenings go faster, you can enter defaults for any of the three countries above by going to the Utilities tab, Default Setup screen and selecting defaults for each field.
  • You can search for controls based on an Export Control Number (ECN) or Harmonized System (HS) code, so enter a code for your item. For more information on ECN and HS codes, see our Product Classification Wizard.
  • Enter the Date of Export (it defaults to today).
  • In the Product End Use dropdown menu, select whether the shipment is for Non-Military Use or Military Use.
  • Click Next.
  • The Export Controls Results show a summary of what was screened.
  • The Export Controls Summaryshows the controls types along with color-coded results: No Controls (green), Controls May Apply (yellow) or Controls Apply (red). The Control Types are:
    • Embargo/Sanction
    • Prohibition
    • Licenses, Permits, etc.
    • Absolute Quota
    • Other Controls
  • If all the Control Types are green (No Controls), there will be no additional information. If there are yellow or red Control Types, the following information will be displayed.
  • The Global Notes section provides key terms and acronyms.
  • To view the Export Controls Details click the plus sign at the far right of the screen.
  • The results will show if a license is required and whether a license exception is available. Generally, a license will be required if there is a matching reason for control under Country Reasons for Control and ECCN Reasons for Control. Generally, a license exception is available if there is a matching exception under Country License Exceptions available and ECCN License Exceptions available.
  • The Notes section shows additional information.
  • The Controlling Authority is the government agency administering the control.
  • The Reference - Source is the regulation being referenced that determines the licensing.
  • Results of all screenings are stored in an audit trail. Hover of the Utilities tab, then Audit Trail. Click Audit Trail. Choose Export Controls in the Module drop-down list. Enter the date range you want to review (one year maximum). Click Search. The screenings you ran during that time period will display. Click View Details to review a particular screening.

A one-year subscription to the Export Controls Wizard is only $1,300, and there are no limitations to the number of screenings you can conduct each day, month or year. Just call Shipping Solutions at (888) 890-7447 and subscribe today.

If you're not yet ready to subscribe, you can try out the Export Controls wizard for free by giving us a call or completing the trial request form. We'll show you how easy international trade compliance can be!

Get a free trial subscription to all of our trade wizards and see how they can work for your company.

Shipping Solutions has been our go-to software to make sure our company is adhering to all USA international trade compliance rules and regulations. It makes the relatively complex and intimidating task of compliance easy, especially in a fast-paced environment where speed and convenience are important to get the job done.

Lauren Lapic
CENTRIA

Shipping Solutions' International Trade Compliance Wizards play an important role in keeping us compliant with import-export regulations. I particularly like the Audit Trail, which makes it easy to keep our screening records up to date.

Catherine Smith
Buyer & Import/Export Control Manager
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.