Export Transition Resources

USML to CCL Transition Training Resources

The final rules to transition export licensing of sporting and commercial firearms and ammunition products to the Commerce Department (Bureau of Industry and Security – BIS) from the State Department (Directorate of Defense Trade Controls – DDTC) have been posted for public inspection on the Federal Register’s website and will be formally published on January 23rd.  The rules will become effective 45 days after the formal publication.

Read the rules here: State Department and Commerce Department.

NSSF encourages manufacturers, distributors and retailers attending the SHOT Show involved in or considering exporting to attend one of its Export USML to CCL Transition Training sessions on Wednesday, January 22. These special training sessions will help U.S. companies better understand the changing regulations for export operations. Get first-hand guidance on properly exporting your goods and be ready to ask your most challenging questions. Learn more and register here.

Training Options:

Previously Recorded Session

Previously Recorded Session

NSSF hosted a one-of-a-kind training session in Hartford, Conn., with the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). A video recording is now available for each of the NSSF-BIS joint presentations focused on the transition of firearms, ammunition, and accessories from control under the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), to the BIS.


Live Webinar Series

Live Webinar Series

The next opportunity for training will be through a 5-part NSSF webinar series with one of the reform’s lead architects, Kevin Wolf, and compliance expert Kim Pritula, President of KMP Global Consulting. Each webinar will be held from 1-3 p.m. EDT.

Feb. 3-7
1-3 p.m.
Parts 1-5: All Five Sessions
Register for all five sessions in this series.


Feb. 3
1-3 p.m.
Part 1: Classification under the CCL
This webinar focuses on how firearms and ammunition are classified on the Commerce Control List (CCL), and explains how to read the ECCNs and what the different sections mean.
Feb. 4
1-3 p.m.
Part 2: Licensing under the EAR and SNAP-R
Learn the way licensing is done under the EAR, how it differs from ITAR licensing, and how the BIS electronic licensing system SNAP-R works.
Feb. 5
1-3 p.m.
Part 3: EAR Exceptions
This training explains the various EAR exceptions and how they specifically relate to firearms and ammunition transitioned to the CCL.
Feb. 6
1-3 p.m.
Part 4: Technology and Published under the EAR
Understand the controls on technology for firearms and ammunition, and what the EAR term “published” means for these products.
Feb. 7
1-3 p.m.
Part 5: “Specially Designed” under the EAR
This webinar explains the term “specially designed” and how to review your products against this designation to understand how it is controlled.