A Guide to Export Licensing Requirements: This book is designed to give people who are new to exporting, and, in particular, new to export controls, a general understanding of Department of Commerce regulations and how to use them. Here you can find information for: Does My Shipment Require an Export License?; What types of items does the Department of Commerce regulate?; Does the Department of Commerce regulate all exports?; Is there a list of restricted countries to which I cannot export?; So how do I know if my shipment needs an export license?; Do all items have an ECCN ?; Where do I find the Commerce Control List?; So if my item is EAR99, does that mean I don’t need a license?; What is the difference between EAR99 and NLR ?; If I determine my item is classified EAR99 and I can ship under NLR , what do I need to do?; What is a license exception?; What do you mean by prohibited end-user or end-use?; Do the licensing requirements change depending on how I’m sending the item?; I’m not a company, I’m just sending something overseas to a friend. Does this mean I don’t need to worry about whether or not my item needs a license?; Does it matter if what I’m sending is under $2500 dollars?; Is a shipment to an Army Post Office (APO ) or Fleet Post Office (FPO ) considered an export?; Can I just have my freight forwarder fill out the license related information on the Shippers Export Declaration or AES record?; What if my customer asks me to send the item to their freight forwarder here in the U.S.? Do I still have obligations?; I’ve got some paperwork from past exports made before I started here, can I just use the same information again?; My company has been exporting for years and I’ve never heard of an ECCN or license requirement. Is this requirement new?; How do I get an ECCN number for my item?; I know the Schedule B number for my item, will that help in determining the ECCN ?; What is the Schedule B Number and how do I get it?; I’ve been told that I can I get an official ECCN determination over the phone from the Department of Commerce. Is this true?; I don’t have time to wait for a response to my classification request. Are there any alternatives to this?; I’ve found an official classification done by the Department of Commerce back in 1996. Can I still use this?; Once I’ve determined my ECCN , what do I do?; How do I screen my customer?; What happens if I don’t get the proper export authorization?; I’m a small businessperson. Does everyone have to follow these regulations?; If I do have to apply for an export license, can I do it online?; Is there a fee associated with submitting a license application to BIS ?; Is there someone I can call if I have additional questions or need specific guidance?; Also there is a list of Useful Terms.