The EC dual-use regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009) is an instrument applied by the European Community to control the export of goods, including data processing programs and technologies, that can be used for dual purposes.
The Regulation defines the term "dual use" items as referring to goods that can be used for both civilian and military purposes.
Annex I of the EC Dual Use Regulation contains a list of the goods that it is not permissible to export to another country unless prior authorisation to do so has been obtained.
The technical characteristics relevant to the export of frequency converters (Lenze calls them inverters) are indicated in No. 3A225 of Annex I of the above-named regulation. As a consequence of the changes in the technical characteristics specified there, the export controls for inverters have been expanded. This means that export authorisation now has to be obtained for inverters that could previously be exported without authorisation.
If the export of a Lenze inverter requires prior authorisation, Lenze indicates this on all relevant business papers and documents (offers, order papers, delivery papers etc.) by noting the following:
"Product requiring export authorisation when shipping to countries outside the EC – Export List No. 3A225 (EC Dual Use Regulation)"
No. Where Lenze exports affected products into countries outside the EC, we perform all the necessary procedures and arrange for the required export authorisation, thus ensuring availability of the products. Therefore there is no change in the availability of inverters.
No, for the vast majority of applications this is not the case.
The question if the inverter can be considered the principal element of the application plays the key role in this context. In judging whether the inverter is to be considered the principal element, it is necessary to weigh the factors of quantity, value and technological know-how involved and other special circumstances which might establish the inverter as the principal element of the machine it is built into.
In any case, every exporter is obliged to independently check whether export authorisation is required.
The customs tariff number for Lenze inverters is 85044090
No, the export authorisation is not transferrable.
|Product family||authorisation required?|
|Inverter > Inverter - decentralised|
|Inverter Drives 8400 protec||No|
|Inverter Drives 8400 motec||No|
|Inverter Drives SMV IP65||No|
|Inverter > Inverter - control cabinet|
|Servo Drives 9400 HighLine||Yes|
|Inverter Drives 8400 TopLine||No*|
|Servo Inverter i700||No*|
|Inverter Drives 8400 HighLine||No*|
|Inverter Drives 8400 StateLine||No*|
|Inverter Drives SMV IP31||No|
|Inverter Drives 8400 BaseLine||No|
|Lenze Smart Motor||No|
|Previous products > Inverter|
|Servo Drives ECS||Yes|
|9300 servo inverters||Yes|
|9300 vector inverters||Yes|
|8200 vector inverters||Yes|
|8200 motec inverters||Yes|
* Versions requiring an export licence (>599 Hz) are available on request.
If your product is not on the list, please get in touch with your responsible contact person at Lenze
If you have any further questions on this topic, your responsible contact person at Lenze will be happy to help you.