Controlled technology is subject to national security, foreign policy, and anti-terrorism laws and regulations. Each of us is responsible for safeguarding Cisco design, development, and production technology ("controlled technology") to prevent unauthorized access by countries that have not ratified global weapons nonproliferation treaties. Employees may not electronically, verbally, or physically transfer controlled technology to individuals in these countries unless they obtain written authorization from the Global Export Trade group. (Note: Nondisclosure agreements do not constitute "written authorization.")
Cisco Controlled Technology
The U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) provides that the release of technology or software to a foreign national is an export. A foreign national is anyone who is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident alien, or a lawfully admitted refugee or asylee. Exports occur in everyday disclosures of information to a foreign national via consultation, training, company visits, and conversations through e-mail, fax, and telephone.
A U.S. export license may be required before a foreign national accesses certain kinds of software or technology to a foreign national if:
D:1 County Group
E:1 Country Group (a license is required for nationals from E:1 countries)
Access includes the following:
Simply using Cisco products does not fall within the scope of technology and hence is not subject to the regulations described below.
Technology is defined as:
Technology does not include publicly available information, marketing materials, or external or public white papers.
Technology does include "how-to" information, such as Electronic Document Control System (EDCS) documents, comments in source code, conversations, and similar knowledge transfers.
It is beyond the scope of this site to offer counseling or legal advice on export compliance issues. Please contact the relevant government agencies for counseling and guidance on export licensing and other issues as well as access to the latest information on embargoes and denial lists.
Bureau of Industry and Security:http://www.bis.doc.gov
For general inquiries about deemed export issues, please contact the foreign national alias at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeno Racz may be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.