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6.4.2 Can DES be exported from the United States?

For a number of years, the government rarely approved the export of DES for use outside of the financial sector or by foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies. Some years ago, export policy was liberalized to permit unrestricted exportation of DES to companies that demonstrate plans to implement key recovery systems in a few years. Today, export of DES is decontrolled in accordance with the Wassenaar Arrangement.

Triple-DES is exportable under the regulations described in the beginning of Section 6.4.

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