Export Control

All of our products incorporate some form of crypto-graphical software and may be subject to international export restrictions in your country. If you are using our products to develop third-party software that is destined for export then you may need to seek a license from your government to do so.

Cryptographic items subject to export control are licensed in Category 5, Part 2 of the European Union (EU) Dual-Use List. These lists are governed by international agreements and most countries outside of the EU will have similar controls.

Export License

Under UK legislation some items that would normally be controlled are exempt if they meet certain conditions. Having previously been licensed to export our products under the Open General Export License - Cryptographic Development (OGEL) and Community General Export Authorization (CGEA), in April 2010 SSHTOOLS Limited submitted a rating enquiry to BIS, the department for Business, Innovation and Skills and acquired an exemption under the Cryptography Note. More information about the export of cryptographic items from the UK can be found on Business Link website.

It is important that our customers understand that whilst SSHTOOLS Limited is exempt from UK export controls and can export these products without a license, any third-party software that uses our products cannot automatically assume the same exemption. Vendors seeking to export products that contain our code should seek advice from their local authorities and export organisations.

For more information on the type of cryptographic components used in our products please download our Cryptographic Factsheet.