Export Controls: Munitions and Dual-Use Items

Munitions and Dual-Use Items

Items, information, and software subject to US Export Control Laws and used in a university environment are generally categorized on the following two lists:

US Munitions List (USML) - (ITAR)

Published by the US State Department in its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

  • Category I
  • Firearms, Close Assault Weapons, and Combat Shotguns
  • Category II
  • Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms, and Toxins
  • Category III
  • Ammunition/Ordnance
  • Category IV
  • Launch Vehicles, Guided Missiles, Ballistic Missiles, Rockets, Torpedoes, Bombs, and Mines
  • Category V
  • Explosives and Energetic Materials, Propellants, Incendiary Agents, and Their Constituents
  • Category VI
  • Vessels of War and Special Naval Equipment
  • Category VII
  • Tanks and Military Vehicles
  • Category VIII
  • Aircraft and Associated Equipment
  • Category IX
  • Military Training Equipment
  • Category X
  • Protective Personnel Equipment
  • Category XI
  • Military Electronics
  • Category XII
  • Fire Control, Range Finder, Optical, Guidance, and Control Equipment
  • Category XIII
  • Auxiliary Military Equipment
  • Category XIV
  • Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and Associated Equipment
  • Category XV
  • Spacecraft Systems and Associated Equipment
  • Category XVI
  • Nuclear Weapons, Design, and Testing Related Items
  • Category XVII
  • Classified Articles, Technical Data, and Defense Services Not Otherwise Enumerated
  • Category XVIII
  • Directed Energy Weapons
  • Category XX
  • Submersible Vessels, Oceanographic, and Associated Equipment

Commerce Control List (CCL) - (EAR)

Published by the US Commerce Department in its Export Administration Regulations (EAR)