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SureFire Flash Hiders & Muzzle Brakes Now EAR99

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is pleased to announce an export regulation reform by the United States departments of State and Commerce has streamlined the export process for SureFire flash hiders and muzzle brakes.

Under new rules that went into effect March 9, 2020, SureFire flash hiders and muzzle brakes, formerly classified as Significant Military Equipment (SME), now fall under EAR99 (Export Administration Regulations) and no longer require an export license in most circumstances.

“This is a huge win for our end-users overseas,” said Jeremy Rosenberg, V.P. of Sales and Marketing for SureFire, LLC. “While there are still export restrictions that may apply in some areas, this policy change makes it easier than ever for most SureFire customers around the globe to obtain the world’s finest flash hiders and muzzle brakes.”



6 Responses to “SureFire Flash Hiders & Muzzle Brakes Now EAR99”

  1. Dan says:

    But they are still affected by ITAR or not?

    • Alpha2 says:

      I don’t believe so…once classified under EAR it no longer is an ITAR product.

      Maybe someone can chime in with a more definitive answer.

  2. John says:

    Has a CCATS been submitted to back this up? I’m fairly certain that the ECCN for flash hiders and muzzle breaks is not EAR99. Does SureFire have a compliance department….. ??? or have they been furloughed?

  3. Dingus says:

    I’m sure they don’t have a compliance department. They ship NFA items around the world and have military contracts, but they probably don’t have a compliance department.

  4. SShink says:

    If they are indeed EAR99, that means they can be manufactured overseas and imported as well – does that mean they will not be made in the USA ?

    • mike says:

      I doubt Surefire will want to give their IP away like that, which is what happens when you export production. This just means it will be easier than ever to send muzzle devices to friendly foreign militaries they already do business with.