What is the EAR?

When we talk about the EAR, we are not talking about the organ attached to the sides of your head (and sometimes in other locations) that help you hear.  No, we are talking about regulating the export of items from the United States.

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

The EAR (15 CFR §§730-744) is a set of regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce which regulate the export of items such as goods and related technology, including technical data and technical assistance, which are designed for commercial purposes, but which could have military applications.  We often refer to these types of items as “dual-use” items…….