15 CFR 740.2 - Restrictions on all License Exceptions.
(a) You may not use any License Exception if any one or more of the following apply:
(1) Your authorization to use a License Exception has been suspended or revoked, or your intended export does not qualify for a License Exception.
(2) The export or reexport is subject to one of the ten General Prohibitions, is not eligible for a License Exception, and has not been authorized by BIS.
(3) The item is primarily useful for surreptitious interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications, or related software, controlled under ECCNs 5A001.f.1, 5A980, 5D001 (for 5A001.f.1 or for 5E001.a (for 5A001.f.1, or for 5D001.a (for 5A001.f.1))), or 5D980, unless the item is consigned to and for the official use of an agency of the U.S. Government (see § 740.11(b)(2)(ii) of this part, Governments (GOV)). No license exceptions apply for 5E001.a (for 5A001.f.1, or for 5D001.a (for 5A001.f.1)) or for 5E980.
(4) The item being exported or reexported is subject to the license requirements described in § 742.7 of the EAR and the export or reexport is not:
(i) Being made to Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, or a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) member state (see NATO membership listing in § 772.1 of the EAR):
(ii) Authorized by § 740.11(b)(2)(ii) (official use by personnel and agencies of the U.S. government);
(iii) Authorized by § 740.14(e) of the EAR (certain shotguns and shotgun shells for personal use); or
(iv) Authorized by § 740.20 of the EAR (License Exception STA).
(i) The item is controlled for missile technology (MT) reasons, except that the items described in ECCNs 6A008, 7A001, 7A002, 7A004, 7A101, 7A102, 7A103, 7A104, 7A105, 7B001, 7D001, 7D002, 7D003, 7D101, 7D102, 7E003, 7E101 or 9A515, may be exported as part of a spacecraft, manned aircraft, land vehicle or marine vehicle or in quantities appropriate for replacement parts for such applications under § 740.9(a)(4) (License Exception TMP for kits consisting of replacement parts), § 740.10 (License Exception RPL), § 740.13 (License Exception TSU), or § 740.15(b) (License Exception AVS for equipment and spare parts for permanent use on a vessel, aircraft or spacecraft).
(ii) MT controlled commodities described in ECCNs 2A001 or 2A101 may be exported or reexported under § 740.9(a)(4) (License Exception TMP) or § 740.10 (License Exception RPL) as one-for-one replacement for equipment previously legally exported or reexported.
(6) The export or reexport is to a sanctioned destination (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Crimea region of Ukraine) or a license is required based on a limited sanction (Russia) unless a license exception or portion thereof is specifically listed in the license exceptions paragraph pertaining to a particular sanctioned country in part 746 of the EAR.
(7) With the exception of License Exception GOV ( § 740.11(b)(2)), license exceptions are not available for the following 6E001 or 6E002 technology:
(i) Technology required for the “development” or “production” of photon detector, microbolometer detector, pyroelectric, or multispectral detector, infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs), described in ECCN 6A002, having a peak response within the wavelength range exceeding 900 nm but not exceeding 30,000 nm, excluding lead sulfide or lead selenide IRFPAs having a peak response within the wavelength range exceeding 1,000 nm but not exceeding 5,000 nm and not exceeding 16 detector elements; or
(ii) Technology required for the “development” or “production” of third generation or greater (e.g., Electron Bombarded Active Pixel Sensor (EBAPS)) image intensifier tubes described in ECCN 6A002.
(8) The item is controlled under ECCNs 2A983, 2A984, 2D983, 2D984, 2E983 or 2E984 and the License Exception is other than:
(ii) GOV, restricted to eligibility under the provisions of § 740.11(b)(2)(ii); or
(iii) TSU, under the provisions of § 740.13(a) and (c).
(10) The commodity being exported or reexported is subject to the license requirements of § 742.11 of the EAR.
(11) The item is a “military commodity” subject to ECCN 0A919, except that such military commodities may be reexported in accordance with § 740.11(b)(2)(ii) (official use by personnel and agencies of the U.S. Government).
(12) The item is described in a 9x515 or “600 series” ECCN and is destined to, shipped from, or was manufactured in a destination listed in Country Group D:5 (see supplement no. 1 to part 740 of the EAR), except that:
(i) 9x515 or “600 series” items destined to, or in, Country Group D:5 are eligible for License Exception GOV ( § 740.11(b)(2) of the EAR); and
(13) “600 series” items that are controlled for missile technology (MT) reasons may not be exported, reexported, or transferred (in-country) under License Exception STA ( § 740.20 of the EAR). Items controlled under ECCNs 9D610.b, 9D619.b, 9E610.b, or 9E619.b or .c are not eligible for license exceptions except for License Exception GOV ( § 740.11(b)(2) of the EAR). Only the following license exceptions may be used to export “600 series” items to destinations other than those identified in Country Group D:5 (see supplement no. 1 to part 740 of the EAR):
(i) License Exception LVS (§ 740.3 of the EAR);
(ii) License Exception TMP (§ 740.9 of the EAR);
(iii) License Exception RPL ( § 740.10 of the EAR);
(iv) License Exception TSU ( § 740.13(a), (b), (f) and (g) of the EAR);
(v) License Exception GOV ( § 740.11(b) or (c) of the EAR);
(vi) License Exception BAG ( § 740.14); and
(vii) License Exception STA under § 740.20(c)(1) of the EAR, provided all of the applicable terms and conditions, including those specific to the “600 series” are met.
(14) Items classified under ECCNs 0A521, 0B521, 0C521, 0D521 and 0E521 may only be authorized by License Exception GOV ( § 740.11(b)(2)(ii)) or an item-specific license exception identified in supplement no. 5 to part 774 for a particular ECCN 0Y521 item.
Item-specific license exception availability is specific to each ECCN 0Y521 entry in supplement no. 5 to part 774 and may not be used for any other ECCN 0Y521 entries in the supplement. The U.S. Government makes a determination at the time items are classified under ECCNs 0A521, 0B521, 0C521, 0D521 and 0E521 regarding whether any license exceptions will be available, in addition to License Exception GOV ( § 740.11(b)(2)(ii)).
(15) If they are sold under a contract that includes $14,000,000 or more of “600 Series Major Defense Equipment” (as defined in § 772.1), exports of “600 series” items to a country not listed in Country Group A:5 (see supplement no. 1 to part 740 of the EAR), are not eligible for any license exception except to U.S. Government end users under License Exception GOV ( § 740.11(b) of the EAR).
(16) If they are sold under a contract that includes $25,000,000 or more of “600 Series Major Defense Equipment” (as defined in § 772.1), exports of “600 series” items to a country listed in Country Group A:5 (see supplement no. 1 to part 740 of the EAR), are not eligible for any license exception except to U.S. Government end users under License Exception GOV ( § 740.11(b) of the EAR).
(17) A party to the transaction, as described in § 748.5 of the EAR, is listed on the Unverified List in supplement no. 6 to part 744, see § 744.15 of the EAR.
(18) 9x515 items that are controlled for missile technology (MT) reasons may not be exported, reexported, or transferred (in-country) under License Exception STA ( § 740.20 of the EAR).
Items subject to the exclusive export control jurisdiction of another agency of the U.S. Government may not be authorized by a license exception or any other authorization under the EAR. If your item is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of another agency of the U.S. Government, you must determine your export licensing requirements pursuant to the other agency's regulations. See § 734.3(b) and supplement no. 3 to part 730 of the EAR for other U.S. Government departments and agencies with export control responsibilities.
(b) All License Exceptions are subject to revision, suspension, or revocation, in whole or in part, without notice. It may be necessary for BIS to stop a shipment or an export transaction at any stage of its progress, e.g., in order to prevent an unauthorized export or reexport. If a shipment is already en route, it may be further necessary to order the return or unloading of the shipment at any port of call.
(c) BIS may by informing the exporter, suspend or revoke any License Exception in order to comply with U.S. Wassenaar obligations. In addition, BIS may inform an exporter, that before using any License Exception, a notice be submitted with BIS concerning the proposed export.
(d) See § 746.3 for restrictions on certain transfers within Iraq of items exported or reexported to Iraq pursuant to a License Exception.
Title 15 published on 2015-12-05
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 15 CFR Part 740 after this date.
- 15 CFR 740.2 — Restrictions on All License Exceptions.
- 15 CFR 740.20 — License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA).
- 15 CFR 746.2 — Cuba.
- 15 CFR 764.6 — Protective Administrative Measures.
- 15 CFR 750.7 — Issuance of Licenses.
- 15 CFR 772.1 — Definitions of Terms as Used in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
- 15 CFR 742.5 — Missile Technology.
- 15 CFR 736.2 — General Prohibitions and Determination of Applicability.
- 15 CFR 744.16 — Entity List.
- 15 CFR 738.3 — Commerce Country Chart Structure.
- 15 CFR 743.1 — Wassenaar Arrangement.
Title 15 published on 2015-12-05.
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