Export Control and Customs at Unify

 1. Export Control

General Information

As a globally operating company, Unify plays an active role in foreign trade compliance as we supply our products, services and solutions to customer worldwide.

Our company’s internal export control program includes an analysis of products, destination countries, consignees and end-use, which is based on the export control regulations issued by the Federal Republic of Germany, the European Union and the United States of America.

Unify’s export control program also screens all involved partners (companies, organizations and persons) against embargos and sanctioned party’s lists issued by the Federal Republic of Germany, the European Union and the United States of America.

Therefore, Unify won’t execute any transaction which might be in conflict with the export regulations.

 

Explanation of current export control legislation (Germany, EU, US)

The fundamental principle applying to foreign trade at both GER national and EU levels is the free movement of goods. According to section § 4 paragraph 1 of the German Foreign Trade and Payments Act (AWG), restrictions and statutory duties can be imposed to protect certain higher-ranking interests.

For information security reasons, Unify supplies products, services and solutions that contain encryption and are therefore subject to controls in connection with the EU Dual Use Regulation and the US Commerce Control List (Export Administration Regulations – EAR).

Based on German General Export Authorization and US License Exceptions Unify’s products, services and solutions can be exported to a lot of countries. Depending on the current political situation, individual export licenses may be required. In such cases, we can apply for an individual export license from the relevant export authorities.

 

Classification for our product families

As usual in the telecommunication sector, some of our products are subject to controls in connection with the EU Dual Use Regulation and the US Commerce Control List (Export Administration Regulations – EAR). Our product range consists to a certain extent of products listed in such lists, however, as classifications are subject to change, we refrain from listing them here. Detailed export compliance information is available from your licensed distribution partner.

Further links on the topic of export control:

http://www.ausfuhrkontrolle.info/ausfuhrkontrolle/de/

http://www.bis.doc.gov/

 

2. Customs

To serve our customers and partners globally, an effective and efficient import and export process is essential. Therefore, Unify has applied for and implemented successfully the “Authorized Economic Operator” status at German Customs Authority. Our AEO status is important in order to incorporate simplified customs processes for all import and export transactions in our day-by-day operations.