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Cryptographic export for non-US businesses

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  • Hi,

    I have a cryptography app that uses the .Net cryptography classes and WCF to move strongly encrypted documents between users. My market is oil & gas companies and the purpose of the app is to prevent interception of valuable business information.

    My company is located in Australia.

    I understand that there are export restrictions governing publication of crypto systems in the Windows Store, and that publishers must first gain an export license from the BIS.

    I've started the process of registering on SNAP-R and it seems only US companies can register for export licenses. However, foreign companies may apply for reexport licenses.

    ***Is a BIS reexport license sufficient for Microsoft to allow me to publish my app in the store? ***

    Many thanks,

    Steve A

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:44 AM