Automated Export System Updates for No License Required (NLR) Filings

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December 6, 2021

Automated Export System Updates for No License Required (NLR) Filings

Effective January 13, 2022, the Automated Export System (AES) will deploy a new Response Message for exports filed under the License Type “C33: No License Required (NLR)”.  When a filer selects License Type C33, they are subject to the terms, provisions, and conditions described in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in 15 CFR Parts 730-774.   

Under the EAR, an item may require a BIS export license or license exception and may not be exported under the License Type C33 NLR depending on the reason for control of the ECCN and Country of Destination.  If a filer attempts to file Electronic Export Information (EEI) with an ECCN(s) and Country of Destination combination that is prohibited to be shipped under NLR, pursuant to the EAR, they will now receive the following AES generated Response Message:  

Response Code: 66Q



Response Code 66Q will be set at a severity level of “Compliance Alert” for six months after the effective date in AES. After six months, the severity will be upgraded to “Fatal”.

How to Address this Response Code: 

Please review the accuracy of the reported ECCN, Country of Destination, and License Type (15 CFR Parts 730-774).  If inaccurate, please correct the appropriate fields and resubmit.  If all three fields are reported correctly and this response code is still occurring, please email BIS at and inquire about the ECCN and additional licensing authorization that may be required.

For questions regarding these AES changes, please contact the Bureau of Industry and Security at: 

For general questions regarding AES and filing the EEI, 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 

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