Xenics Export Regulations

Infrared cameras are subject to export restriction. Find out all details here.


Xenics nv (Belgium) and its subsidiary sInfraRed Pte Ltd (Singapore) manufacture infrared and thermal imaging products based on sensitive technologies, considered for export and re-export as dual use goods.

Dual use goods include a wide range of goods designed for commercial and civilian applications but which may have military applications, as described by the Wassenaar Agreement. For more info, please check: www.wassenaar.org.

Most of our products are controlled either by the Flemish export control authority (for manufacturing in Belgium) and/or strategic goods control of Singapore customs (for manufacturing in Singapore).

The regulations set by STGC will have to be complied with and more information can be found on: https://www.customs.gov.sg/businesses/strategic-goods-control-1/overview/legislation/

The regulations set by US Export Administration Regulations (ITAR and EAR for export or transfer outside the USA) can be found on:



For export of dual use goods, a dual use export license is required based upon the product’s Wassenaar dual use goods code (export from Belgium), Product Code (export from Singapore) or ECCN code (export from USA).

In Singapore the Wassenaar dual use goods code is called “product code” for dual use goods. The product code is identical to Wassenaar dual use goods code but starting with “DL”, which stands for dual-use list. In the USA, certain products have been assigned Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) by the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and do not fall under the ITAR jurisdiction.

Product type Wassenaar code Product Code ECCN
SWIR detectors two-dimensional: 6A002a3c (DL)6A002a3c 6A002.a.3.c
SWIR detector linescan (square pixel): 6A002a3d (DL)6A002a3d 6A002.a.3.d
SWIR camera two dimensional: 6A003b4a (DL)6A003b4a 6A003.b.4.a
SWIR camera linescan (square pixel): 6A003b4a (DL)6A003b4a 6A003.b.4.a
MWIR cameras: 6A003b4a (DL)6A003b4a 6A003.b.4.a
LWIR cameras: 6A003b4b (DL)6A003b4b 6A003.b.4.b
LWIR cameras (up to 9 Hz frame rate): not export controlled*

* LWIR cameras with low frame rates (up to 9 Hz) are classified as Wassenaar dual use goods code 6A993, and can be exported without an export license, except to embargoed countries.


sInfraRed’s corporate policy statement regarding export controlled goods can be found here.

Xenics USA, Inc.’s export guidelines can be found here.

The information provided is meant as a guideline only. Please contact us for more info on your specific situation.

Please contact us for more info on export of space qualified detectors or export for military applications.

Export to embargoed countries is not allowed, regardless of whether the product is export controlled. For more info on embargoed countries, please contact us.

Contact: sales@xenics.com or sales@sinfrared.com

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