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We recently received an offer to supply a gear making machine (ECCN 2B993) to a tank and cannon factory in China. My boss told me to apply for a license because of EPCI. Is this an EPCI activity?



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No, there are no EPCI (catch-all) controls on the manufacture of conventional arms. Conventional arms production is not an activity set out in Part 744 of the EAR. However, you need to determine if there are any activities that are described in Part 744 (i.e. missile/nuclear/chemical-biological weapons) at this facility.

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