New BIS License Type C63 – (YFA) for ECCN 0A501.y Firearms Related Commodities

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June 15, 2020

New BIS License Type C63 – (YFA) for ECCN 0A501.y Firearms Related Commodities

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security published a final rule ( that became effective March 9, 2020.  As a result of this rule, the following change will be made to AES in order for exporters and authorized agents to successfully report electronic export information in the AES.

A New License Type has been added to the Automated Export System.

Prior to this AES change, the license type C60 (DY6) was used for Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 0A501 when reporting a commodity classified under 0A501.y in AES.  C60 (DY6) is also used for .y “600 series” or 9x515 ECCNs and will continue to be reported for “600 series” and 9x515 .y items.

A change has been made to AES to create a new license type C63 (YFA) that will be specific to the .y commodities that do not have the same destination controls as the “600 series” .y and 9x515 .y commodities to ensure exporters and authorized agents can successfully report electronic export information in the AES for these commodities.

United States Principal Parties in Interest (USPPIs) and their authorized filing agents (AES filers) must adhere to the following new reporting when using C63 (YFA) to prevent the return of fatal errors from AES.

  • C63 (YFA) – Reporting an ECCN is not required except for China, Russia, and Venezuela (as of June 29, 2020), but when reported, only the following ECCN is eligible: y.  When C63 is used, the filer must report YFA in the License Number field. 

Report Export Information Codes: All except UG, FS, FI.

Report any mode of transportation.

For general questions regarding AES, please contact the Economic Management Division (EMD) at the Bureau of the Census at 1-800-549-0595, option 1.

A complete list of all of the AES License Type codes and reporting instructions for these types can be found at

For questions regarding these upcoming AES changes, please contact the Bureau of Industry and Security at one of the phone numbers below.

Outreach and Educational Services Division (located in Washington, DC) (202) 482-4811

Office of Technology Evaluation (located in Washington, DC): (202) 482-4933

Western Regional Office (located in Irvine, CA) (949) 660–0144

Northern California branch (located in San Jose, CA) (408) 998-8806

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