Export Regulations


Sierra-Olympic Technologies Inc. sells thermal imaging cameras based sensitive technologies that are controlled for export, re-export and retransfer by the United States Government.  The U.S. Department of Commerce’s (USDOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which implements and enforces the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), which implements and enforces the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), control many of the cameras shown on this website and sold to our customers.  Strategic Trade Authorized (STA) countries are an exception.
US customers should understand these rules if they intend to export products out of the country. International customers should understand these rules as they will apply to products received. All customers are required to complete the Certificate of End-use and Export Control document offered below.
In circumstances whereby Sierra-Olympic Technologies Inc. delivers a camera to a customer in the U.S. who intends to export or re-export the Sierra-Olympic Technologies Inc. camera outside of the U.S., regardless of whether the camera is integrated into another product, it is the customer’s responsibility to apply for the required export license from the appropriate department of the U.S. government.  Any diversion contrary to U.S. law is strictly prohibited.
Export policies governing the export of thermal imaging cameras are set forth by the U.S. government, and in order for Sierra-Olympic Technologies to comply with these policies, Sierra-Olympic Technologies must ensure that our customers agree to these conditions.  Please send any clarification questions you may have to Sierra Olympic.
Thermal imaging cameras shown on our website and sold to our customers are classified as “controlled items” and have Export Commodity Classification Numbers (ECCNs) as listed below:
  • ECCN 6A003.b.4.b. These cameras have 30 Hz or 60 Hz frame rates, and are offered for sale only to US, EU, NATO and a few other countries under the STA License exception described in 15 CFR 740.20 of the EAR.
  • ECCN 6A993. These cameras have a frame rate of 9 Hz or less, and are available to sale to most international customers. These cameras are covered by the regulations governing the ECCN 6A993 and the General Provisions in 15 CFR 736.2(b) (2). Generally, we cannot ship products to persons (or companies) on the Consolidated Screening List maintained by the US Government, nor to end-users or end-use applications involving chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.
IMPORTANT:  Please do not make any purchase decisions based solely on the information on this website or in the chart above.  The chart and website provide general summaries of the various requirements set forth in multiple U.S. government regulations and statues.  No information on this site provides a definitive answer as to the exportability of any camera or camera system.  In addition, the information provided is as a convenience to the customer in helping to make a decision and it not a complete listing of all provisions, regulations, statutes relating to the sale of Sierra-Olympic Technologies Inc. products.  You are strongly encouraged to seek advice from your own internal business counsel for advice regarding export, re-export, retransfer and import of any infrared product before making a purchase decision.
For further information regarding the applicable laws, regulations, and policies please contact:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
Telephone: (202) 482-4811
Website: https://www/bis.doc.gov
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC)
Telephone: (202) 663-1282
Website: https://www.pmddtc.state.gov
For USA customers purchasing the DRS Tamarisk® M6 ITAR product, or other ITAR products by normal purchase order, they must understand that it is an ITAR product, and it will require a license for export except in very rare instances.
We offer this product ONLY to USA customers. Please visit the US Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) website at: www.pmddtc.state.gov.


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