The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced an initiative to assist small and new-to-export companies to better understand and comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

New to export controls? This post is for you.

Information for Small Business:

BIS has developed a Small Business page at to provide an introduction to the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations.  The webpage features a new BIS training video “Export Controls: A Quick Start Guide” that provides the basic information an exporter needs to know to comply with the Export Administration Regulations, in a concise and entertaining manner.

Online Training Room:

Brand new training videos are now available on the BIS Online Training Room, including “Export Controls: Classifying your Item,” and tips for utilizing the BIS’s online application and classification system, SNAP-R.  Additional videos will be available in the coming months.

BIS Brochures:

BIS updated several introductory guides available in the Export Control Basics page:

  • Introduction to the Commerce Department’s Export Controls
  • How to Determine an Export Control Classification Number
  • Frequently Asked Questions to Export Licensing Requirements

If you have any questions on the above information or resources, TC Engine can provide the answers you need to better understand and comply with the Export Administration Regulations.