ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certificate
Exclusive Networks Poland received the ISO 9001:2015 certificate confirming high quality of services within the scope of distribution of network systems, including technologies of strategic importance for security.
Certificate of compliance of the Quality Management System with the requirements of the PN-EN ISO 9001:2015 standard
The certification also covers ICS (Internal Control System) in accordance with additional requirements arising from the provisions on control of trade in strategic goods. The certificate is granted by Polskie Centrum Badań i Certyfikacji (PCBC, Polish Centre for Testing and Certification) operating within the framework of international organisation: IQNet (International Quality Network).
DCC (Distribution Channel Certificate)
Distribution Channel Quality Certificate “for top quality of services accompanying the sales of IT products” – Computer Reseller News Polska.
Internal Control System
ICS is a set of procedures that need to be followed by all companies trading in dual-use goods. From management perspective the internal control system operates as an instrument safeguarding the company against actions non-compliant with national requirements concerning trade control and international obligations in this scope. This system is a part of a broader system connecting Polish enterprises, Polish government institutions and international organisations setting the rules and principles of trade in weaponry, military equipment and dual-use goods and technologies. All these elements work together to increase international security.
These are goods that, despite being designed by the manufacturer for civil purposes, may be used by their users also for military purposes, e.g. for the construction, manufacturing or research and development of weapons of mass destruction or modern conventional weapons. The list of such goods is published by the Council of the EC in the form of Regulation (currently Regulation 428/2009). International trade in this group of goods is subject to additional control of special services in all countries being signatories of the Wassenaar Arrangement. In the IT sector dual-use goods include, among other things, devices and software with cryptographic functions.
Sales of dual-use goods
The import or intra-Union transfer into the territory of the Republic of Poland of dual-use goods used in the ICT sector or for information protection is monitored by the monitoring authority (ABW – Internal Security Agency). As an importer, Exclusive Networks Poland is obliged to report the intention of import or intra-Union transfer that should include, among other things:
- indication of the end user, registered office and address;
- indication of goods that are to be the subject of import, their description, quantity and value;
- information about the manner of use of the goods by the end user;
- indication of the country of final destination;
- statement that a natural or legal person will undertake necessary actions for the goods referred to in the report to reach the end user.
In view of the foregoing it is necessary to provide the original statement of the recipient (dealer) of dual-use goods.
LEGAL ACTS ON DUAL-USE GOODS
- Notice of the Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland of 3 March 2020 on the announcement of uniform text of the Act on foreign trade in goods, technologies and services of strategic importance for national security and for preservation of international peace and security
- Notice of the Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland of 15 March 2019 on the announcement of uniform text of the Act on the protection of classified information
- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2021/821 of 20 May 2021 setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items (recast)
- Regulation of the Prime Minister of 8 May 2014 on the model report of intention of import or intra-Union transfer of dual-use items used in the ICT sector or for the protection of information
(Dz.U. [Journal of Laws] 2014 item 623)
In view of the above-mentioned legal acts, the entity taking part in the trade and conducting import or intra-Union transfer and sales of dual-use goods is obliged, among other things, to inform the end user that:
- trade in such goods is subject to special control and their export requires relevant permit
- in the case of change of details of the end user (e.g. due to resale, etc.) or manner of use of the goods, one should notify the monitoring authority (ABW) and possibly the Ministry of Development, Labour and Technology about this fact.