Because of Lion Precision displacement sensors’ extremely high resolutions and accuracies, they can be used in nuclear research, weapons development, and other military applications. Therefore, the U.S. Government requires that an export license be obtained for exports or re-exports of many of our products.
When Lion Precision ships an export controlled product to certain countries, Lion Precision must apply for and receive an export license before the product can be shipped. It is necessary for Lion Precision to list the ultimate consignee (end user) in order to obtain an export license.
Anyone intending to ship one of these products to a destination outside of the United States must apply for and receive the export license before the product can be shipped to its final destination.
Exports to most European Union countries, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Canada do not usually require an export license.
Export licensing is controlled by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Within the BIS system, Lion Precision capacitive and eddy-current displacement sensors have an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) of 2B006.B.1.
Understanding Export License Requirement
Export licensing is controlled by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Lion Precision capacitive and eddy-current displacement sensors are regulated by BIS Export Control Classification Number 2B006.b.1.
This regulation is concerned with Non-Contact Linear Displacement Measuring systems that have a resolution better than <0.2 μm within a measuring range up to 0.2 mm which meets the requirements set in 2B006.b.1.
If a system does not meet the specifications outlined in ECCN 2B006.b.1. they are considered EAR99 by the BIS and will not need an export license. Some Lion Precision sensors can be modified so that their performance rises above the 2 μm resolution threshold so that they would fall into the EAR99 category and an export license application can be avoided. These Export License applications can take a few weeks to a few months for approval, if an application specification can be met with a EAR99 classified product its advisable to do so