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Introduction


Description of Search Fields, Definitions, Search Tips

Product Family

Product ID

Product Description

ECCN

Encryption Status

    Mass Market
    Unrestricted
    Restricted
Encryption Strength

CCATS

French ANSSI Number

HS Number

Site Navigation

Search Button

Reset

Modify Search Button

Download XLS Button

Trade Tool Link

Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why did my search not find any products?

2. Can I type in a partial ProductID when using the search function?

3. What is the Product Family search feature and how do I use it?

4. What is the "Search by Product Description or ProductID" feature and how do I use it?

5. How many Product Family names can I enter during a single search?

6. How many Product IDs can I enter during a single search?

7. How do I search for all of Cisco RESTRICTED product?

8. How do I search for all Cisco UNRESTRICTED product?

9. How do I search for all Cisco MASS MARKET product?

10. How does the "Download to Excel" option work?

11. How can I get transaction data from a specific purchase order?

12. Why has the ECCN changed since the last time I ran the report or received my product?

13. How often is the data supporting the search criteria refreshed?

14. Who should I contact if I have any questions related to export/import data?

15. Does Cisco have a Encryption Registration Number ("ERN") issued by U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS")?

16. How do I know if an item is classified and eligible for export under ENC, 740.17b.1?

Additional Definitions

Denied Persons

Embargoed Destinations

Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative

Types of US Export Authorizations

Additional Resources

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Introduction

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.

In the case of Cisco products containing encryption, a one-time government technical review is usually required prior to export. Cisco ensures that reviews are completed well in advance of a product's release date. Once a review has been completed, products may become eligible for a particular license exception, such as ENC. This exception may then be used by other exporters, as provided by the U.S. EAR.

Cisco uses this portion of its web site to communicate export control information specific to its products to our customers and partners. This information may be required for shipping documentation, record keeping, or post-shipment reporting.

Cisco ensures that one-time government technical reviews or self classifications are completed well in advance of a product's release date.

Cisco Trade Contacts:

Country of Origin and Global HTS inquires should be directed to csgbprod@cisco.com
Export inquires should be directed to export@cisco.com
FCC inquires should be directed to complianceinfo@cisco.com
EMC, safety and homologation inquires should be directed to complianceinfo@cisco.com
Weight inquires should be directed to gto@cisco.com
China Compliance Certification inquires should be directed to Jie Jane Huang huangjie@cisco.com

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Description of Search Fields, Definitions, Search Tips

Product Family
The Product Family field indicates a related set of Cisco products.

Product ID
An alpha-numeric product identifier (also known as SKU) that is generally found on your shipping documentation, or sales order. A search using this field should consist of partial or whole product ID(s). Product IDs can also be cut and pasted into the search field, from an excel spreadsheet or other product list.

Product Description
The Product Description is a marketing description of the product generally located on the shipping documentation next to the Product ID, for example "1- port Gigabit Ethernet." A search using this field should consist of a partial or whole description.

ECCN - Export Control Classification Number
The Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) categorizes items based on the type of commodity, technology or software and their technical parameters.It is an alphanumeric designation (i.e., 5A992 or 5A002) used in the Commerce Control List (CCL) to identify items for export control purposes. The first number of the ECCN indicates what the category is (i.e. 5 =Telecommunications and "Information Security", Each of the 10 categories is divided into five groups. The product groups are
A: Systems, Equipment and Components;
B: Test, Inspection and Production Equipment;
C: Materials;
D: Software and
E: Technology.
This is the second digit of the ECCN. A search can be perfomed on a whole or partial ECCN number. A search using 5A will result in all ECCN and product beginning with this alphanumeric sequence.

For ECCN Information of Other Countries , Please refer to the ECCN Country Matrix available on Link



Encryption Status
Cisco's products containing encryption greater than 64 bits have undergone a one-time review by the United States Government and have been classified by the BIS with an Encryption Status of either Restricted, Unrestricted or Mass-Market (15 CFR Part 740.17). To perform a search on a single status, select the status from the associated drop down box.
Mass Market: Mass Market products are eligible for export with NLR (No License Required) to most end users (including government end users) in all countries except the embargoed countries that are designated by the U.S. as supporters of international terrorism: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Mass Market products are eligible for de minimus treatment . (ECCNs: 5A992, 5D992 with encryption note Mass Market) Commodities, Software, or Components (chips, ICs, some toolkits, some SDKs, some software modules).

Unrestricted: Unrestricted products are eligible for export to most end users (including government end users) in all countries except the five (5) embargoed countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria, as they are eligible for export under license exception ENC (15 CFR Part 740.17(b)(3)). Unrestricted (ECCNs: 5A002, 5D002, with encryption note Unrestricted) Commodities, Software, or Components (chips, ICs, some toolkits, some SDKs, some software modules).

Restricted: Restricted encryption solutions and products may be delivered to a wide variety of end-users and destinations without having to apply for an individual export license as they are eligible for export under license exception ENC. (15 CFR Part 740.17(b)(2)). Restricted (ECCN: 5A002, 5D002, with Encryption Note: Restricted).


Encryption Strength
The encryption strength indicates the bit strength of the symmetric encryption algorithms contained in the product.

CCATS
Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System. This is the number assigned by the BIS to the documentation of a products' formal review and classification against the CCL (Commerce Control List). A search can be performed on a whole or partial CCATS number. A search using G0 will result in all CCATS and product beginning with the entered sequence.

French ANSSI File Number
Cisco's products containing encryption for data security have been reviewed and assigned a File Number by the French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI in French, for " Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information"). A search can be performed on a whole or partial ANSSI File number. Click on the ANSSI File Number to reference the ANSSI Matrix, and determine the applicable Declaration or Authorization Number for Import, Supply and Use or Export. More information on the ANSSI can be located here: http://www.ssi.gouv.fr/index.html

HS Number
The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System Number (HS Number) is an internationally standardized system of numbers used to classify products for tariff determination. To search using HS number, enter either the whole or partial number.

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Site Navigation

Search Button

At least one field needs to be populated in order to perform a Search. Absence of a search criteria will result in an error message asking that you populate at least one field. More fields will refine the search further. Once populated, select this button to view the results based upon the criteria entered.

Reset Button

Select this button to erase any entered or selected search criteria when you decide to perform a different search.

Modify Search Button

Select this button to modify the search criteria when you decide to perform a different search.

Download XLS Button

Select this button to download the data into XLS file.

Trade Tool Link

Select this button to be transferred to the Customs website and perform a search containing transaction data based on use of sales order or customer number.

Disclaimer

Cisco makes this data available for informational purposes only. It may not reflect the most current legal developments, and Cisco does not represent, warrant or guarantee that it is complete, accurate or up-to-date. This information is subject to change without notice. The materials on this site are not intended to constitute legal advice or to be used as a substitute for specific legal advice from a licensed attorney. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon information in this site without obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why did my search not find any products?

At least one field of search criteria is required in order to perform a search. The number of records that would result without a populated field would reduce the performance and Also, only products found will return a result. For reporting purposes be sure to check which items in your search may not have returned a result.

2. Can I type in a partial ProductID when using the search function?

You have the option of using the complete description as well as a word or phrase, and complete or partial ProductIDs to search (for example, "cab"). The system searches for products containing your criteria. Please note that using this option will produce all records that match your search (such as all "cab" products). Precise search criteria will produce precise results, and your search will also run faster. Please check your search criteria for possible spacing or spelling errors and reenter the information. If the search still produces no results it is possible that the product is no longer listed. If you receive this message, please contact your Cisco Account Manager or distributor for more information.

3. What is the Product Family search feature and how do I use it?

If you know the name of the Product Family your item belongs to, (for instance "Catalyst 2960 Series") but you do not know the Product ID, you can select the Product Family to see a list of Product IDs that could apply to your item. This can help narrow your search.

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4. What is the "Search by Product Description or ProductID" feature and how do I use it?

The "Search by Product Description or ProductID" function allows you to search for specific products by description or by ProductID, and view the results on your screen. Searches are not case-sensitive, and only one product description and/or number can be entered per field. Correct spelling and spacing are required.
To search by product description and/or ProductID:
1. Scroll to either the Product Description and/or ProductID field.
2. You have the option of using the complete description as well as a word or phrase, and complete or partial ProductIDs to search (for example, "cab"). The system searches for products containing your criteria. Please note that using this option will produce all records that match your search (such as all "cab" products). Precise search criteria will produce precise results, and your search will also run faster.
3. You can enter both a product description and a ProductID to narrow your search.
4. Once you have completed entering your data, click the Submit button. The results of your search will appear on your screen.
If your search produces no data, you will see the message, "Your query returned no data." Please check your search criteria for possible spacing or spelling errors and re-enter the information. If the search still produces no results it is possible that the product is no longer listed. If you receive this message, please contact your Cisco Global Export Trade representative for more information. (insert contact method)

5. How many Product Family names can I enter during a single search?

There is no limit on the number of product families that can be entered during the search. But if the total number of products associated with product families entered returns more than 65000 records, system will prompt you to refine the search criteria.

6. How many Product IDs can I enter during a single search?

System will allow only 500 product IDs during a single search. The number of product Ids entered can be visible as a count below the Product Id field.

7. How do I search for all of Cisco RESTRICTED product?

Choose "Restricted" from the drop down menu of Encryption Status and hit Search.

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8. How do I search for all Cisco UNRESTRICTED product?

Choose "Unrestricted" from the drop down menu of Encryption Status and hit Search.

9. How do I search for all Cisco MASS MARKET product?

Choose "Mass Market" from the drop down menu of Encryption Status and hit Search.

10. How does the Download to XLS function?

If you need to save your search results, choose "Download to XLS" and your results will be saved in a .xls file that you can download. Keep in mind however that this information is subject to change without notice. The materials on this site are not intended to constitute legal advice or to be used as a substitute for specific legal advice from a licensed attorney. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon information from this site without obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances. Cisco makes this data available for informational purposes only. It may not reflect the most current legal developments, and Cisco does not represent, warrant or guarantee that it is complete, accurate or up-to-date.

11. How can I get transaction data from a specific purchase order?

The Cisco Public Export Product Data Tool does not include specific transaction data. Please see Cisco's Trade Tool for specific transaction data:
http://tools.cisco.com/FinAdm/GCTA/servlet/ControllerServlet?action=QueryForm.

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12. Why has the ECCN changed since the last time I ran the report, or received my product

Cisco makes this data available for informational purposes only. It may not reflect the most current legal developments, and Cisco does not represent, warrant or guarantee that it is complete, accurate or up-to-date. This information is subject to change without notice. The materials on this site are not intended to constitute legal advice or to be used as a substitute for specific legal advice from a licensed attorney. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon information from this site without obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances.

13. How often is the data supporting the search criteria refreshed?

The data refreshed every day in the night.

14. Who should I contact if I have any questions related to export/import data?

Please send email to export@cisco.com.

15. Does Cisco have a Encryption Registration Number ("ERN") issued by U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS")?



Yes, Cisco's ERN for 2013 is R104011.

16. How do I know if an item is classified and eligible for export under ENC, 740.17b.1?



Items eligible for export license exception ENC under paragraph 740.17b.1 may either be self-classified or formally reviewed by BIS. 740.17b.1 items which are self-classified, will have an ECCN of 5A002.A.1, indicate "SELFCLASS" in the CCATS field and "Unrestricted" in the encryption status of the PEPD tool.

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Additional Definitions and Prohibitions

Denied Persons

Cisco products may not be sold, exported or re-exported to any person or entity designated as prohibited or restricted by an agency of the U.S. government.  Exports to companies, organizations or persons listed on the Specially Designated Nationals List, the Debarred Parties, Entity  and others governmental lists are prohibited.  Please review the attached link to the prohibited US government lists: http://www.bis.doc.gov/ComplianceAndEnforcement/ListsToCheck.htm

Embargoed Destinations

Cisco products may not be exported or re-exported, either directly or indirectly, to any country embargoed by the U.S., or is considered by the U.S. as a supporter of international terrorism without proper authorization from the U.S. government. (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria).

Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative

Cisco products may not be used directly or indirectly in the design, development, fabrication, or use of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons or missile technology without U.S. government authorization.

Types of US Export Authorizations

Export Licenses
An authorization for exports which are not eligible for a license exception, and require Commerce Department written authorization prior to shipment.

License Exceptions
An authorization described in part 740 of the EAR that allows you to export or re-export, under stated conditions, products subject to the EAR that otherwise would require a license (unless otherwise indicated, these License Exceptions are not applicable to exports under the licensing jurisdiction of agencies other than the Commerce Department).

No License Required (NLR), for exports for which no license is required.

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Additional Resources

For further information on the EAR, visit the BIS website or contact its offices directly at one of the numbers provided below.
* BIS Home Page: http://www.bis.doc.gov
* BIS Office of Exporter Services (Washington, D.C.):+1 202 482 4811


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