New BIS License Exception C62 – Support For the Cuban People (SCP)

January 16, 2015


On Friday, January 16, 2015, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security published a final rule that will become effective immediately. As a result of this rule, the following changes will be made to the Automated Export System (AES) in order for exporters and authorized agents to successfully report electronic export information in the AES.

The Addition of a New License Type (C62) for Support for the Cuban People (SCP) has been added to the Automated Export System.

A new license type (C62) SCP was created in AES for the reporting of certain items exported and re-exported to Cuba that are intended to improve the living conditions of the Cuban people; support independent economic activity and strengthen civil society in Cuba; and improve the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people.

United States Principal Parties in Interest (USPPIs) and their authorized filing agents (AES filers) must follow the following new reporting requirements regardless of value when using C62 to prevent the return
of fatal errors from AES.

Report SCP in the license number field.

Report Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) having a reason for control of Anti-Terrorism only or EAR99 (see appendix F (link provided below) of the AES Trade Interface Requirements (AESTIR) for acceptable ECCNs).

The country of destination and ultimate consignee country must show Cuba (CU).

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

Report any mode of transportation.

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

For questions regarding these AES changes, please contact the Bureau of Industry and Security by email at or at (202) 482-4933.

For general questions regarding AES, please contact the International Trade Management Division at the Bureau of the Census at 1-800-549-0595, option 1.

For classification questions about ECCNs, please contact the Bureau of Industry and Security at one of the numbers below:

Outreach and Educational Services Division (located in Washington, DC) (202) 482-4811
Western Regional Office (located in Irvine, CA) (949) 660–0144
Northern California branch (located in San Jose, CA) (408) 998-8806

If you have any questions, please contact our compliance department at 781-286-2700 or