SNAP-R Updates


As part of our ongoing efforts to improve electronic submissions on the Simplified Network Application Process – Redesign (SNAP-R), BIS is implementing more of your suggestions. SNAP-R is BIS’s electronic system to submit license applications, commodity classification requests, and other requests. This latest round of updates is designed to make the SNAP-R system more user-friendly and to limit the time and effort that applicants spend using SNAP-R.

The new updates to SNAP-R that are taking effect May 14, 2018 are the following:

Login Help:

You told us you sometimes needed SNAP-R help before logging into the SNAP-R system. DONE!

  • We added a new “Login Help” option to the SNAP-R login screen, to provide assistance for the login process.

New “Contact Person” field in the “List Work Items” page:

You asked to see who submitted your company’s work items. DONE!

  • We added a “Contact Person” field to the “Work Item List” to allow you to see the contact person for each work item owned by your company (once the owner has shared the work item with you).

Telephone and Fax Number Formats (Blocks 2, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20):

You told us you need to enter international telephone numbers and extensions into your SNAP-R contacts and work items. DONE!

  • We changed the telephone number field format in all blocks to accommodate international telephone numbers and telephone extension numbers. For the SNAP-R Contact field, this change now allows 18 characters; for other SNAP-R parties (Blocks 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20), the Phone and Fax text fields now allow 30 characters.

Increased Character Limits:

You asked us to increase the amount of information you could enter into export data fields and information sub-fields. DONE!

  1. Party/Entity Names and Addresses (Blocks 14 – 20): We increased the character fields for purchaser, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, original ultimate consignee, and end users from 35 to 80.
  1. Specific End User (Block 21): We increased the character limit from 250 to 1440, and added a character counter to show how many characters have been used.
  1. Technical Description (Block 22.j): We increased the character limit from 250 to 1440, and added a character counter to show how many characters have been used.
  1. Additional Information (Block 24):       We increased the character limit from 250 to 1440, and added a character counter to show how many characters have been used.

Reminder:

The SNAP-R system cannot accept foreign characters in party names and addresses or in the filenames of uploaded files. Acceptable characters are Aa to Zz; 0 to 9; space, underscore (_); and hyphen (-).

 

   
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