The U.S. holds complete embargoes against North Korea and Syria.
The exportation, reexportation, sale or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a U.S. person wherever located, of any Apple goods, software, technology (including technical data), or services to any of these countries is strictly prohibited without prior authorization by the U.S. Government.
OFAC IRANIAN GENERAL LICENSE NO. D-1
On February 7, 2014, OFAC issued Iranian General License No. D-1, authorizing the exportation or reexportation, directly or indirectly, from the United States or by U.S. persons, wherever located, to persons in Iran of "certain services, software, and hardware incident to personal communications". General License No. D-1 enumerates certain categories authorized for export to non-prohibited end-users and end-uses in Iran. Some Apple goods and Apple software fall into these categories. For scope and further details, see General License D-1 and the Annex to General License D-1, available from OFAC's Iran Sanctions Resource Center at http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/pages/iran.aspx.
CUBA: SUPPORT FOR THE CUBAN PEOPLE
On January 16, 2015, BIS amended the Export Administration Regulations to create a new license exception Support For The Cuban People (SCP) and to authorize sales of the certain items covered under license exception Consumer Communication Devices (CCD). OFAC also published amendments to the Cuban Asset Control Regulations (CACR) authorizing export and reexports of items authorized for exports by BIS. License exceptions SCP and CCD enumerate certain categories authorized for export to non-prohibited end-users and end-uses in Cuba. Some Apple goods and Apple software fall into these categories. For scope and further details, see Cuba specific guidance on BIS website available at http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/sanctioned-destinations/cuba and OFAC's Cuba Sanctions Resource Center available at http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/pages/cuba.aspx.
CONSUMER COMMUNICATION DEVICES TO SUDAN
OFAC lifted sanctions against Sudan in 2017 due to improvements in cooperation between the U.S. and Sudanese governments. Today, Sudan is not subject to any economic sanctions administered by OFAC.
In December 2020, Sudan was removed from the US State Department’s State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) List and with that, conforming changes were implemented by BIS. For more information regarding this change, see https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/regulations-docs/federal-register-notices/federal-register-2021/2710-86-fr-4929/file.
ENHANCED PROLIFERATION CONTROL INITIATIVE (EPCI)
It is prohibited to allow certain countries to use Apple products in the design, development, production or use of nuclear, missiles, and chemical and biological weapons and technology without proper authorization from the U.S. Government. This applies to all countries, EXCEPT Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy (includes San Marino and Holy See), Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and United Kingdom.
Apple products may not be exported or re-exported to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List, without required authorization.
SECTION 889 OF THE FY 2019 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA)
Apple products are not "covered telecommunications equipment” or “critical technology” as defined in FAR 52.204-24 & 25 and do not incorporate or integrate any “covered telecommunications equipment.”
JAPANESE PARAMETER SHEET FOR APPLE PRODUCTS
Exporters in Japan may require a parameter sheet when exporting Apple’s hardware products from Japan. The parameter sheet for Apple hardware products is available at https://www.apple.com/legal/more-resources/docs/jp_hw.pdf. For more information on Japanese Export Controls and Parameter Sheets, visit CISTEC's web site at: http://www.cistec.or.jp/english/export/.
APPLE AND BEATS PRODUCT INFORMATION SHEETS
MSDS/SDS are required for Chemicals and Substances. Apple's products and batteries are Articles and not subject to the MSDS/SDS requirements. However, Apple does provide product information sheets to facilitate shipments when a carrier requires MSDS/SDS. CHEMTREC, a provider of compliance related services, will distribute the Apple and Beats Product Information Sheets on Apple’s behalf. Apple and Beats Product Information Sheets are available at the following link: https://secure.chemtrec.com/lbrequest.html
To request the classification of an Apple or Beats product not listed in the Apple and Beats Product Information Sheets and for other questions related to the Product information sheet, please contact CHEMTREC.
CHEMTREC’s contact information is as follows:
For assistance with the US Export Administration Regulations or for help determining your export compliance obligations (including licensing requirements), visit the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security’s web page at http://www.bis.doc.gov/.
For questions about or requests for classifications of third party products, please contact the manufacturer directly.
Export Compliance Department
One Apple Park Way
Cupertino, CA 95014
UN 38.3 BATTERY TEST SUMMARY
Effective January 1, 2020, section 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria requires that manufacturers and subsequent distributors of lithium cells and batteries manufactured after June 30, 2003, and products incorporating the same, make available test summaries for such cells and batteries. Countries in which Apple ships or sells batteries or products incorporating batteries may adopt this requirement into applicable regulations.
CHEMTREC, a provider of compliance services, will receive and respond to requests for battery test summaries on Apple’s behalf.
All requests for test summaries relating to Apple and Beats products should be directed to CHEMTREC.
CHEMTREC’s contact information is as follows: