Dependable Commodity Classification

CTP delivers dependable export classification determinations that enable businesses to comply with export controls.

With international trade becoming more commonplace in the business world, companies are exposed to more enforcement risk. CTP delivers dependable commodity classification results that help our clients successfully ensure compliance with the U.S. government’s export control laws and regulations. The team has many years of experience and can classify any items, from products and software to technologies and services.

CTP understands the intricacies of evolving export controls, where even practitioners with years of experience can face obstacles. We routinely follow amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) so that we can deliver accurate export classification determinations in a timely manner.

  • Classify any size project

  • Strong USG network

  • Staff of engineers and former BIS licensing officers

  • Products, software, technology, and services

  • Written reports with classification rationale

Expert and Experienced Team

Our team of experts includes former BIS engineers and licensing officers and they classify everything–physical products, software, technologies, and services–against the major U.S. control lists. We handle all projects: large and small, ongoing and one-time. We track technical and regulatory developments and maintain contact with experts within the USG and the export control community.

  • USML, CCL, EU List

  • EAR, ITAR, Part 810

  • Physical Products

  • Software

  • Technologies

  • Services

CJ and CCATS Assistance

There are times when companies need the gold-plated assurance of official government opinions. Two such documents, known by their acronyms CJ and CCATS, request official determinations of jurisdiction (USML or CCL) and classifications respectively. The key to such submittals is to write convincing technical arguments for the result that you seek, that is, the jurisdiction or classification that is appropriate for your commodity or technology

CTP can elicit effective results from the government because several of our experts are former engineers and licensing officers who understand the control lists, know the precedents, and can draft persuasive technical arguments to justify the CJ or CCATS request.

HTS and Schedule B Coding

Schedule B numbers and HTS codes numbers are used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to identify products, gather shipping data, and assign tariffs. For exporting, Schedule B numbers must be filed with CBP when the value is over $2,500 or if a validated export license is required. The failure to do so could result in civil fines and penalties. For importing, accurate HTS (Harmonized Tariff System) codes should be included on shipping documents so that CBP can efficiently assess the appropriate duty rate. Otherwise, CBP may dispute the classification and cause delays in clearing a shipment.

Although people confuse tariff codes with export control classifications, here is the good news: Whether you need ECCNs or Schedule B/HTS codes, CTP can help you. Whether it’s a dozen or a thousand, send us your items and we’ll give you back the answers you need to avoid delays or fines.

Best Practices in Export Compliance

No matter where you start or what challenges you face, the objective is the same:

An effective and efficient compliance program that addresses your current needs, anticipates your future needs, overcomes external and internal transitions, and promotes a culture of compliance within your organization. 

It is not a finite task but an ongoing challenge.

Demonstrated Outcomes

CTP has delivered superior results to clients around the globe. Click on the images to the right to read examples of our work.

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CTP’s Contract Vehicles

CTP is on the GSA Schedule, where Government clients can easily secure CTP services.

Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)

Contract number GS-00F-175CA.

Download CTP’s GS-00F-175CA Catalog


Contract number 47QRAD20D1028.