Export Classification

Providing Fast, Accurate Determinations Against both the USML and CCL


Export classification is rooted in CTP’s DNA as the company was founded in 1993 by Tom Fergus, a former Licensing Officer with the Dept. of Commerce. Since then, CTP has provided export classification determinations for hundreds of companies in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, and IT/software. With a team of engineers experienced in the nuances of the U.S. Munitions List, the Commerce Control List, as well as Department of Energy export regulations, CTP has a well-earned reputation for its export classification expertise.


Commodity Classification
Export Compliance
Compliance Consulting


Since 2007, CTP’s export classification specialists have worked on all types of projects. The sizes range from entire inventories with thousands of parts to single item reviews of sensitive new products. As for timing, we provide Rush classifications when necessary but work also with proactive clients looking to confirm classifications as they strengthen their export compliance program. Our clients are usually manufacturers, but we also work with lawyers, distributors, research facilities, non-profit organizations, freight forwarders, procurement companies, and government contractors.

For example, a multinational oil and gas company hired CTP to support their trade compliance program. With multiple locations throughout the United States, CTP works closely with the company’s various trade compliance officers to provide export classifications for items purchased in the U.S to be exported to the parent organization abroad. CTP has several experts, all widely experienced, so we have the depth and technical expertise to handle requests of all sizes and in all domains. When necessary, our experts will speak one-on-one with manufacturer reps to understand their product details or with USG experts to verify our proposed rationale for sensitive determinations. We track all requests for efficiency, often returning determinations on the same day. We are proud to say that this client is abundantly satisfied with CTP’s services, evidenced by several referrals to their foreign affiliates and other companies in the oil and gas industry.

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