On March 12, 2012, the Census Bureau announced that effective immediately, the classification EAR99 is no longer accepted in the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) field in the Automated Export System (AES) when the filer selects License Code C32 - "No License Required."
If EAR99 is the classification of the item and the transaction is designated as "No License Required" (NLR), the filer should use License Code C33, which is for EAR99 items designated as NLR and items under ECCNs having a reason for control of Anti-Terrorism only.
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) requires a 5-position ECCN from the Commerce Control List (CCL) when License Code C32 is reported. The License Code C32 is for an item under the designation NLR having an ECCN with a reason for control other than or in addition to Anti-Terrorism. The classification EAR99 does not meet this criteria and therefore cannot be reported under License Code C32.