dual use item

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A dual use item is a commodity (including software, chemicals and technologies) that has both commercial and military or proliferation applications.  This term is most often used in the context of the Commerce Control List (CCL) found in Supplement 1 to Part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. Part 744, Supp. No. 1).

[Last updated in September of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team