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Interactive EAR

Chapter VII

§ 740.19 Consumer Communications Devices (CCD).

This version is the current regulation | Last updated: July 3, 2024

(a) Authorizations. This section authorizes the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of commodities and software to Cuba, Russia, and Belarus subject to the requirements stated in this section. This section does not authorize U.S. owned or controlled entities in third countries to engage in reexports of foreign produced commodities to Cuba for which no license would be issued by the Department of the Treasury pursuant to 31 CFR 515.559.

(b) Eligible commodities and software. Commodities and software in paragraphs (b)(1) through (8) of this section are eligible for export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) under this section to and within Cuba, Russia, and Belarus. Commodities and software in paragraphs (b)(9) through (18) of this section are eligible for export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) to Cuba only.

(1) Consumer computers, tablets, and peripherals including microphones, speakers, and headphones designated EAR99 or classified under Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN ) 5A992.c or 4A994.b;

(2) Mobile phones, including cellular and satellite telephones, personal digital assistants, and subscriber information module (SIM) cards, accessories for such devices and similar devices classified under ECCN s 5A992.c or 5A991 or designated EAR99; drivers and connectivity software for such hardware designated EAR99 or classified under ECCN 5D992.c;

(3) Monitors classified under ECCN 5A992.c or designated EAR99;

(4) Printers, including multifunctional printers, classified under ECCN 5A992.c or designated EAR99;

(5) Keyboards, mice, and similar devices designated EAR99;

(6) Batteries, chargers, carrying cases, and accessories for the equipment described in paragraphs (b)(1) through (5) of this section that are designated EAR99;

(7) Consumer “information security” equipment, “software” (except “encryption source code” ), such as firewalls, virtual private network clients, antivirus, user authentication, password managers, identification verification, and peripherals classified under ECCN s 5A992.c or 5D992.c or designated EAR99;

(8) Consumer “software” (except “encryption source code” ) classified under ECCN s 4D994, 5D991, or 5D992.c or designated EAR99 to be used for equipment described in paragraphs (b)(1) through (16) of this section;

(9) Consumer disk drives and solid-state storage equipment classified under ECCN 5A992 or designated EAR99;

(10) Graphics accelerators and graphics coprocessors designated EAR99;

(11) Modems, network interface cards, routers, switches, and WiFi access points, designated EAR99 or classified under ECCN s 5A992.c or 5A991; drivers, communications, and connectivity software for such hardware designated EAR99 or classified under ECCN 5D992.c;

(12) Network access controllers and communications channel controllers classified under ECCN 5A991.b.4, 5A992.c, or designated EAR99;

(13) Memory devices classified under ECCN 5A992.c or designated EAR99;

(14) Digital cameras (including webcams) and memory cards classified under ECCN 5A992 or designated EAR99;

(15) Television and radio receivers, set top boxes, video decoders, and antennas, classified under ECCN s 5A991, 5A992, or designated EAR99;

(16) Recording devices classified under ECCN 5A992 or designated EAR99;

(17) Commodities described under 3A991.p or 4A994.l; and

(18) Batteries, chargers, carrying cases, and accessories for the equipment described in paragraphs (b)(8) through (17) of this section that are designated EAR99.

Note 1 to paragraph (b):

In this paragraph, the term “consumer” refers to items that are:

1. Generally available to the public by being sold, without restriction, from stock at retail selling points by means of any of the following:

a. Over-the-counter transactions;

b. Mail order transactions;

c. Electronic transactions; or

d. Telephone call transactions; and

2. Designed for installation by the user without further substantial support by the supplier.

(c) Eligible and ineligible end users—(1) Organizations. (i) The license exception in this section may be used to export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) eligible commodities and software to and for the use of independent non-governmental organizations in Cuba, Russia, or Belarus.

(ii) The Cuban Government, the Cuban Communist Party, the Russian Government, the Belarusian Government, and organizations administered or controlled by the Cuban Government, the Cuban Communist Party, the Russian Government, or the Belarusian Government are not eligible end users.

(iii) [Reserved]

(2) Individuals. The license exception in this section may be used to export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) eligible commodities and software to and for the use of individuals other than the following:

(i) Ineligible Cuban Government officials. Ministers and Vice-Ministers; members of the Council of State; members of the Council of Ministers; members and employees of the National Assembly of People's Power; members of any provincial assembly; local sector chiefs of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution; Director Generals and sub-Director Generals and higher of all Cuban ministries and state agencies; employees of the Ministry of the Interior (MININT); employees of the Ministry of Defense (MINFAR); secretaries and first secretaries of the Confederation of Labor of Cuba (CTC) and its component unions; chief editors, editors and deputy editors of Cuban state-run media organizations and programs, including newspapers, television, and radio; or members and employees of the Supreme Court (Tribuno Supremo Nacional).

(ii) Ineligible Cuban Communist Party officials. Members of the Politburo.

(iii) Ineligible Russian Government officials. The President, Prime Minister, and Deputy Prime Ministers; Federal Ministers; Chairman, Deputy Chairman, and Secretary of the Security Council; members and employees of the Federal Assembly (the State Duma and the Federation Council); members and employees of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court; Chief and all employees of the General Staff of the armed forces; employees of the Ministry of Defence; Director and employees of the Federal Security Service, Director and employees of the Foreign Intelligence Service; employees of the Ministry of the Interior; employees of state committees, chief editors, editors and deputy editors of Russian state-run media organizations and programs, including newspapers, television, and radio; offices, services, agencies and other entities organized under or reporting to the federal government.

(iv) Ineligible Belarusian Government officials. Alyaksandr Lukashenko; Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Ministers; members of the Council of Ministers; members of the Security Council of Belarus; members and employees of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus; members and employees of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court; Chief and all employees of the General Staff of the armed forces; employees of the Ministry of Defence, including the National Armed Services (Army and Air Force), the National Guard and National Police; and employees of Government Intelligence or Reconnaissance Organizations of the Republic of Belarus, including the Director and employees of the State Security Committee (BKGB); employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; employees of state committees; employees of the State Authority for the Military Industry; employees of the Border Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus; chief editors, editors and deputy editors of Belarusian state-run media organizations and programs, including newspapers, television, and radio; offices, services, agencies and other entities organized under or reporting to the federal government.

[74 FR 45989, Sept. 8, 2009, as amended at 80 FR 2289, Jan. 16, 2015; 80 FR 8523, Feb. 18, 2015; 80 FR 56902, Sept. 21, 2015; 81 FR 71367, Oct. 17, 2016; 82 FR 51985, Nov. 9, 2017; 86 FR 4933, Jan. 19, 2021; 87 FR 12237, Mar. 3, 2022; 87 FR 13057, Mar. 8, 2022; 87 FR 34135, June 6, 2022; 87 FR 57079, Sept. 16, 2022; 88 FR 73493, Oct. 25, 2023; 89 FR 51650, June 18, 2024]