An example of an item classified on the United States Munitions List (USML)

United States Munitions List (USML) Classification

Speed up the process of classifying your exports with our USML Classification solution that allows you to search the USML by keyword, or by using easy to navigate drill down search option.

How we can benefit you

Making the process of classifying your exports easier with USML classification

  • Fully searchableMaking the USML fully searchable. Use keywords to take you directly to sections that apply to your products and services or easily drill down to sections of the list you already use.
  • Easy to UnderstandSearches provide you with only the information you need, with relevant search terms highlighted for easier visibility. Get clarification on each relevant section of the USML quickly.
  • Cross-search Commerce Control ListWith the ability to cross-search with the Commerce Control List (CCL), you can be sure your dual-use items are not classified as military use. There’s no need to switch back and forth between different solutions, windows, and documents.
  • Embargo ComplianceEasily reference embargoes impacting destination countries. USML Classification includes a sortable chart of all U.S. Arms embargoes with links to the Federal Registry and other relevant documentation.

Solving compliance challenges

Making companies confident in their compliance due diligence—across all major industries and all around the world

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The initial feedback from the employees was, ‘this is awesome. This is a huge improvement, we love it.’ … Descartes Visual Compliance™ has managed to save us nearly 28,000 man-hours per year, and reduce our compliance risk exposure.

Erick Wallace, Corporate Export Compliance Manager
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Due to the rising importance of compliance in our sector, we needed an automated screening solution that is efficient and highly reliable. Implementing the Descartes solution has resulted in a more systematic and efficient screening practice, which has significantly reduced costs and risks for the company and its clients.

Céline Emmenegger, Compliance Officer at IFCHOR
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Embedding Descartes Visual Compliance into our internally-developed systems and leveraging its automated screening capability has helped us to keep pace with the growing number of contracts that we manage. The technology increases capacity in the compliance team to focus on more strategic activities, such as training and internal stakeholder engagement.

Peter Loftspring, Black & Veatch’s Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Manager
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You can’t grow your business if you keep doing manual screening. Descartes Visual Compliance was very easy to integrate into our existing ERP and sales platform. Now we have an automated way to check every order as it comes in. There’s no manual screening and we only have to go in to check when there is a flag.

Limor Fried, Founder & Lead Engineer Adafruit Industries
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By automating screening of our trade partner database against denied party lists and determining appropriate export license requirements, Argosy has realized a 75% productivity gain in our compliance practice. Descartes Visual Compliance has allowed us to focus more resources on international growth, better mitigate risk and ensure we achieve 100% trade compliance rates.

Amy Chen, Quality and Compliance Manager at Argosy International Inc.

Solution Highlights

Up-to-date ITAR

Included in the USML Classification solution is easy access to published editions of ITAR

  • Access to published ITAR editions
  • Full AECA text
  • Relevant and accurate
  • Constantly updated

Increased decision quality

Be more confident you’ve made the right decision when classifying your exports

  • Search through Commerce Control List
  • Take advantage of classification precedents
  • Wide range of tariff schedules
  • Breadth of international export regulations

Detailed embargo information

USML Classification provides you with access to a comprehensive list of U.S. Arms Embargoes

  • Relevant and updated embargo data
  • Details from Federal Registry
  • Most accurate information
  • Easily accessed

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Take the next step in your compliance journey and experience global trade securely and successfully

Call toll-free 1-877-328-7866 (Intl: 716-881-2590) and talk to one of our compliance consultants.