For exports from the U.S., the following guidance applies:
Cisco does not provide copies of CCATS, other than to government agencies as needed for export/import approvals.
The Hong Kong Trade and Industry Department (HK TID) Cryptography Questionnaire form is generally required by HK TID to precisely determine the export classification of a product referenced in a HK TID license application.
Cisco proactively removes the requirement on the HK TID Cryptography Questionnaire for U.S. exports by supplying a U.S. Department of Commerce formal export classification directly to HK TID.
Said another way, once Cisco supplies the formal export classification (CCATS) for a particular Cisco product to HK TID, HK TID no longer has any need to obtain the completed Cryptography Questionnaire form for that particular Cisco product from ANY Cisco customer.
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Cisco is currently reviewing its product lines to determine which items are eligible for re-classification under the new Operation Administration and Maintenance decontrol notes L and M to 5A002, and the corresponding software decontrol note under 5D002.c of the US EAR Commerce Control List.
When Cisco determines that an item does meet the criteria of the OAM decontrol notes, the item will receive a US ECCN of 5A992.a, or 5D992.a, accordingly, and the encryption strength of the items will remain as 128 in Cisco’s PEPD tool (no other values will be assigned).
Since the review process for item eligibility involves confirming functionality with engineering, the ECCN changes will not be made all at once, en masse. Please note that not all counties recognize the Wassenaar OAM decontrol.
For your convenience please refer to the ECCN county matrix
to determine the equivalent ECCN of the country listed.
IMPORTANT: The following process pertains to the HK TID licensing process only.
The following process should not be used for the HK TID pre-classification process. Further, as the export classifications of Cisco products are available from the PEPD website (described below), following the guidance of HK TID, a pre-classification is not required for Cisco products.
HK TID Licensing Process for Cisco Products
The party submitting the license application to HK TID should include a snapshot from the Cisco Public Export Product Data site for ECCN & CCATS (http://tools.cisco.com/legal/export/pepd/Search.do).
For Cisco products, forms are not required as Cisco product export classification information is posted on the URL referenced above.
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- Print the Cisco Public Export Product Data (PEPD) page containing the ECCN & CCATS information for the Cisco product SKU in question.
- Highlight the Cisco product to be licensed on the page just printed.
- Submit the highlighted page just printed along with the HK TID license application.
If HK TID needs additional information regarding a Cisco product, HK TID will contact Cisco directly.
HK TID may be contacted at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further queries related to HK TID requests or HK TID encryption questionnaires regarding Cisco products should be sent to email@example.com.