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Export Control & Customs

Siemens and its suppliers are obligated to comply at all times with the legal requirements for export control and customs, and to ensure their correct and cost-effective implementation.

For this reason, Siemens expects its suppliers to provide export control and foreign trade data in a professional and timely manner, and to implement appropriate standards for security in the supply chain in the framework of global customs security programs.

In addition to these basic requirements, further requirements are to be taken into account, e.g. due to national or product-specific requirements which must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Export Control and Foreign Trade Data & Data Regulations

Export Control and Foreign Trade Data Regulations

X.1 For all Products to be delivered and Services to be provided according to this Agreement Supplier shall comply with all applicable export control, customs and foreign trade regulations (“Foreign Trade Regulations”) and shall obtain all necessary export licenses, unless Buyer or any party other than Supplier is required to apply for the export licenses pursuant to the applicable Foreign Trade Regulations. 

X.2 Supplier shall advise Buyer in writing as early as possible but not later than [weeks/days prior to the] the Delivery Date of any information and data required by Buyer to comply with all Foreign Trade Regulations for the Products and Services applicable in the countries of export and import as well as re-export in case of resale. In any case Supplier shall provide Buyer for each Product and Service

  • the “Export Control Classification Number“ according to the U.S. Commerce Control List (ECCN) if the Product is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations; and

  • all applicable export list numbers; and

  • the statistical commodity code according to the current commodity classification for foreign trade statistics and the HS (Harmonized System) coding; and

  • the country of origin (non-preferential origin); and

  • upon request of Buyer: Supplier’s declaration for preferential origin (in case of European suppliers) or preferential certificates (in case of non-European suppliers) („Export Control and Foreign Trade Data“)

X.3   In case of any alterations to origin and/or characteristics of the Products and Services and/or to the applicable Foreign Trade Regulations Supplier shall update the Export Control and Foreign Trade Data as early as possible but not later than [weeks/das prior to] the Delivery Date. Supplier shall be liable for any expenses and/or damage incurred by Buyer due to the lack of or inaccuracy of said Export Control and Foreign Trade Data.

Export Control and Foreign Trade Data

Siemens suppliers' undertage on a contractual basis to provide export control and foreign trade data. Forms are available for providing this required data:

Supply Chain Security Requirements

Suppliers who are integrated into Siemens' supply chains take measures to guarantee security in the supply chain in accordance with the requirements of global customs security programs.


X.1 On the basis of the World Customs Organization’s SAFE Framework as well as national customs security programs aimed at averting dangers from terrorist attacks, Siemens involves its suppliers in the implementation of sufficient and appropriate standards of supply chain security.

In this context, Siemens expects the willing cooperation of important participants in its supply chains, especially materials suppliers and logistics service providers.

X.2 Requirements for goods suppliers and logistics service providers relate to necessary measures taken in particular in property protection, security of business partners, personnel and information, and packaging and transport to protect deliveries and services from unauthorized access. Detailed requirements can be found in the WCO’s SAFE Framework or the respective national customs security program.

X.3 The requirements can preferably be met by proof of participation in a national customs security program (e.g. AEO) or comparable security initiatives. Alternatively, a confirmation can be provided stating compliance with the required security standards.

Siemens Export Control Declaration

Export Control Declaration of Siemens

The export control policy of Siemens prohibits from participating, directly or indirectly, in the development, manufacturing and distribution of weapons of mass destruction and missiles capable of delivering these weapons. All legal and internal measures are implemented in the Export Control and Customs Guidelines. These measures, in addition to German, European and U.S. regulations, also include other company internal restrictions concerning the above mentioned end-uses. Therefore, for each order, regardless of the country of destination, screening is completed for criteria contained on the EU and German "Export list" and the U.S. "Commerce Control List" including end-use and end-destination related restrictions, and if the required authorization is not obtained, then the order must be cancelled.