Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System
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Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System (CCATS) is an alphanumeric code assigned by Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to products that it has classified against the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Software companies provide the CCATS number because some encryption exports require the exporter to make post-shipment reporting to BIS on a bi-annual basis and the CCATS number is amongst one of the mandatory elements required for reporting.