This product bulletin announces that Cisco® Catalyst® 4500-E and 4500 Series Switches, Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches, Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switch and associated line cards chassis and power supplies have received an unrestricted export classification from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which means that, in most cases, government customers in countries located outside the EU "License-Free Zone" in APAC, CIS, and LATAM regions are authorized to obtain these SKUs without the associated U.S. export license requirement. Table 1 lists the exceptions for this classification within the Cisco Catalyst 4500, 4900 and 4900M families.
Table 1. Exceptions in Cisco Catalyst 4500, 4900, and 4900M Families
Many Cisco products are subject to export restrictions under U.S. law because they include encryption. A branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce known as the Bureau of Industry and Security regulates exports through the export administration regulations. These regulations spell out the export restrictions on a wide variety of goods, software, and technologies.
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