The new year brings with it the reporting deadlines for exports of encryption items under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. February 1, 2015 is the deadline for submitting annual self-classification reports for encryption commodities, software and components exported or re-exported during calendar year 2014 (January 1 through December 31, 2014), as well as semi-annual reports for specified encryption items, including network infrastructure items, items with an open cryptographic interface, certain encryption source code, and encryption items performing vulnerability or forensic analyses, exported or re-exported between July 1 and December 31, 2014.

The new year is also a good time to conduct an export compliance check-up, including an assessment of any new product offerings or changes to the encryption functionality of existing products.