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.

Training Options:


Previously Recorded Session

Previously Recorded Sessions


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.


Recorded Webinar Series

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.

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.

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.

Part 3: EAR Exceptions This training explains the various EAR exceptions and how they specifically relate to firearms and ammunition transitioned to the CCL.

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.

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.

Order 5-part Series

Save the date: Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference

The 19th annual conference will be held on July 28-July 30, 2020 at the Trump Hotel, Washington, DC.

Stay tuned for more information.