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Intel Export Compliance

In every location in which Intel does business, laws and regulations govern trade. Compliance with U.S. export laws and regulations govern the export of both tangible and intangible articles. No Intel transaction that is contrary to this policy may be executed under any circumstance.

Export Administration Regulation (EAR) Policy: Dual Use items
The export of dual-use (commercial non-military) items are regulated by the Bureau of Industry and Security (governed by the U.S. Department of Commerce) by enforcement of the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"). The regulations generally prescribe that all dual-use items in the U.S., as well as U.S.-origin items located abroad (with a few well-defined exceptions) are subject to the Export Administration Regulations. If an item is subject to the regulations, it may require a license from the Department of Commerce prior to being exported or re-exported.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Policy: Defense Articles, Defense Services and related Technical Data
The export of defense articles, defense services, and technical data is regulated by the Office of Defense Trade Controls (governed by the U.S. Department of State) by enforcement of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR"). Although the focus of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations is on defense-related articles, commercial companies like Intel are impacted due to the extensive and inclusive nature of the controls. The regulations generally prescribe that all exports of defense articles, defense services, and related technical data to foreign persons are prohibited unless authorized by a license or exemption.

Office of Foreign Asset Controls
The Office of Foreign Assets Control administers and enforces economic sanctions programs primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.


The APP formula is designed to determine computer performance for export control purposes. The APP formula, derived from existing industry standards, is a more accurate differentiator between high-end, special-order, high-performance computers (HPCs) such as vector supercomputers, and commodity off-the-shelf systems. Intel publishes APP calculations at http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-017346.htm. If you are unable to find the APP for your product, please email ctp.determinations@intel.com.

Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System. This is the code number assigned by BIS to products that it has classified against the Commerce Control List (CCL). Intel provides the CCATS number when applicable.

Denied/Restricted Parties List(s)
The Denied Persons List (DPL) is a list of persons, companies, and institutions that have been denied export privileges by the U.S. Government because they have a history of compliance violations or pose a threat to U.S. national security. The DPL is updated and published by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and other government agencies.

Export Control Classification Number assigned by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Commerce Control List (CCL). This is the fundamental designation indicating the level of control for an item.

HTS (U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule): A 10-digit code assigned to all commodities imported into the United States. The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census utilizes this code to calculate U.S. trade statistics; U.S. Customs utilizes this code to assess duties and tariffs. The provided 10-digit HTS number is intended for reference only and may not be honored in all customs territories. If the displaying HTS has an alpha-character suffix, that suffix is for internal use only and is not part of the regulatory HTS code.

Denied/Restricted Parties List(s)
The Denied Persons List (DPL) is a list of persons, companies, and institutions that have been denied export privileges by the U.S. Government because they have a history of compliance violations or pose a threat to U.S. national security. The DPL is updated and published by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and other government agencies.

Export of Encryption Items
Technology, hardware and software containing encryption technologies are subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Authorization to export such items must be obtained from the U.S. Government. Specific factors determine the level of control of the encryption item such as whether the encryption item is classified under 740.17(b)(2) ("Restricted"), 740.17(b)(3) ("Unrestricted) or 742.15(b)(3) (Mass Market).

Products designated as "restricted" may be exported without a license to most non-government end users (as defined in the EAR) in all other countries, excluding the E:1 countries; shipments to government end users in these other countries require a license.

Certain products may be classified as unrestricted, which means they may be exported to most government and non-government end-users in all destinations except for those listed in country group E:1 in Supplement 1 to Part 740 of the EAR. This group includes: Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Please refer to the EAR for the most current list of E:1 countries.

Mass Market
Following a review by BIS, certain encryption products containing strong encryption that are mass marketed may be exported without a license (i.e., NLR) under ECCN 5D992.

This product is subject to export control if re-exported from the European Union based on Article 22 of EU Regulation 428/2009 paragraph 10 which states “The relevant commercial documents relating to intra-Community transfers of dual-use items listed in Annex I shall indicate clearly that those items are subject to controls if exported from the Community. Relevant commercial documents include, in particular, any sales contract, order confirmation, invoice or dispatch note.”

Note: Intel has added suffixes to the ECCNs for internal processing. See table below for explanation.

Suffix Definition
R 740.17(b)(2)
U 740.17(b)(3)
EUMM UK Mass Market Approved
OIEL UK Mass Market Not Approved
EMMF UK Mass Market Approved; Approved for French Importation
c 742.15(b)(3) US Mass Market Approved
* No French Declaration in place
# Special designation for import-restricted boards


For Product Specifications and Trade Compliance Information, please search your product (name, material or product number) in the search field provided.

*Legal Disclaimer
Intel is providing a classification search tool which contains the information necessary to complete an export assessment against the US Export Administration Regulations and local export country regulations such as Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), AND/OR Harmonized Tariff Number (HTS) and CCATS authorizations (if applicable).

All information provided in the classification search tool is strictly a recommendation to the user, and should be used in conjunction with the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and local country export regulations when assessing export requirements for the US and local export countries.

All the information contained herein are based on Intel product specifications and are subject to change without notice. Intel makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of such specifications. These classifications are provided "AS IS" with no warranties whatsoever, including any warranty of merchantability, noninfringement, fitness for any particular purpose or any warranty otherwise arising out of any proposal, specification or sample. Intel disclaims all liability, including liability for infringement of any proprietary rights, relating to use of information in these classifications. No license, express or implied, by estoppel or otherwise, to any intellectual property rights is granted herein.

Denied Persons/Entities
Intel products and technology may not be exported or re-exported to individuals or entities listed on the US Government's Denied Persons List or Entity List as outlined on the BIS website:

Trade Sanctions/Embargoes
Prior written authorization from the U.S. government is required for direct or indirect exports and re-exports of Intel products and technology to any country embargoed or restricted by the U.S. Currently, the embargoed countries are Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. For the most updated information please review the countries as listed in country group E:1 of the EAR: http://www.access.gpo.gov/bis/ear/pdf/740spir.pdf, and EAR part 746 for embargoes and other special controls: http://www.access.gpo.gov/bis/ear/pdf/746.pdf.

Sanctioned Countries

See http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/programs/.

Note: The embargoed/sanctioned countries, denial and restriction lists change over time. Please refer to the web sites for up-to-date information or contact us for assistance.

Related External Links
United States — Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)
Hong Kong — Trade & Industry Department (TID)
United Kingdom — Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
Singapore — Singapore Customs
Israel — Ministry of Defense


Q. Are there countries or destinations to which I cannot ship Intel products?
A. Yes. Intel hardware and software is marketed and distributed worldwide, under various License Exceptions. This means that it could potentially be exported to all countries except those that are restricted under U.S. law. See the classification look-up tool for the appropriate ECCN for your product. See Trade Sanctions and Embargoes for prohibited destinations.

Q. May I take Intel encryption software overseas temporarily on my laptop computer?
A. Yes, provided that you qualify for license exceptions BAG and TMP as described in the Export Administration Regulations. For more information, please consult with your legal counsel.

Q. What can you tell me about restrictions on encryption in countries other than the United States?
A. Many countries have laws potentially affecting the export or use of encryption; however, these laws may or may not apply to mass-market software products. All exporters must observe the specific licensing processes and policies of those countries. You should consult with your legal counsel for clarification of specific laws.

Q. What is Note 4?
A. Note 4 to Category 5, Part 2 in the Commerce Control List (Supplement No. 1 to part 774) excludes an item that incorporates or uses "cryptography" from Category 5, Part 2 controls if the item's primary function or set of functions is not "information security," computing, communications, storing information, or networking, and if the cryptographic functionality is limited to supporting such primary function or set of functions. The primary function is the obvious, or main, purpose of the item. It is the function which is not there to support other functions. The "communications" and "information storage" primary function does not include items that support entertainment, mass commercial broadcasts, digital rights management or medical records management.

Contact us
To obtain additional information for Intel's products including the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) and the Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System (CCATS) number, please email your request referenced with the product part number and description to export.classification@intel.com.