July 11, 2016


This broadcast further explains the removal of License Code C32 and its potential impact on AES reporting.

On June 9, 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a broadcast informing the public that effective October 1, 2016, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will remove License Code C32, designated for No License Required (NLR) shipments, from the Automated Export System (AES).  As a result of this action, License Code C33 will be used for all NLR shipments, except those classified with Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 600-series and 9×515 having a .y paragraph which will continue to be designated as NLR under C60 (DY6).

License Code C32 required the mandatory reporting of an ECCN per the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) 758. 1(g)(3), which states: “you must enter the correct ECCN on any required EEI filing for all items being exported under the NLR provisions that have a reason for control other than or in addition to antiterrorism (AT).”  With this change, AES filers should begin using License Code C33 and continue to adhere to the above ECCN reporting requirements.

License Code C32 was designated for all NLR shipments of items classified under 600- series and 9×515 ECCNs (except .y paragraph) if exported to Canada.  These items to Canada will now be reported under License Type Code C33.  The ECCN will be required for the filing of these items, as per the EAR 758. 1(g)(3), stated above.  All other items classified under 600-series and 9×515 ECCNs (except .y paragraph and 9×515.e) to destinations other than Canada must have an eligible license or license exception.

License Code C32 will be accepted in AES for 180 days (6 months) after the effective date.  After this time, AES will generate a fatal error if filers use License Code C32.

A complete list of all of the AES License Type codes and reporting instructions for these types can be found at

For questions regarding these AES changes, please contact the Bureau of Industry and Security by email at or at (202) 482-4933.

For general questions regarding AES, please contact the International Trade Management Division at the Bureau of the Census at 1-800-549-0595, option 1.

For classification questions about ECCNs, please contact the Bureau of Industry and Security at one of the numbers below:

Outreach and Educational Services Division (located in Washington, DC) (202) 482-4811
Western Regional Office (located in Irvine, CA) (949) 660–0144
Northern California branch (located in San Jose, CA) (408) 998-8806

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