By popular demand, here is the fourth and final installment in our “technology” series. This time we focus on the EAR’s license exceptions related to controlled “technology:” Technology and Software under Restriction (TSR) and Technology and Software—Unrestricted (TSU). Note: This condensed blog post is not a substitute for consulting the actual text of the EAR to determine whether you can use one of these license exceptions.
Before we dive in, let’s have a quick summary of topics covered in this series:
- In Part I, we explored the concept of controlled technology.
- In Part II, we examined the three different types of technology (“development,” “production,” and “use”) and how they are applied in practice.
- In Part III, we explained what it means when an ECCN controls technology that is “required” for the development, production, or use of an item on the Commerce Control List (CCL).