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Export and Import Control Laws

Export Control Laws

It is important to ensure that Amgen’s global supply chain is not interrupted. In the United States (“U.S.”), there are laws that govern, and in many cases restrict, the final destination of the sale and/or shipment of goods, software, and technology to ensure that certain individuals, businesses, or entities, including individuals and organizations associated with known terrorist activities, do not receive items made by or from a U.S. company. The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security is responsible for managing the flow and sale of U.S. software, goods, and technology from the U.S. Violations of export control laws can result in civil and criminal penalties for Amgen and individuals subject to this policy as well as suspension or denial of export privileges and debarment from U.S. Government procurements. Countries other than the U.S. may also have export control restrictions, and individuals subject to this policy are required to follow all applicable laws related to exports.

Import Control Laws

Most countries regulate the flow of goods, technology and persons into their borders. In the U.S., for example, Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, secures and facilitates trade and travel into the U.S. Many of the regulations enforced by CBP are intended to prevent acts of terrorism and to assure that goods entering the country are legitimate and that appropriate duties and fees are paid. Wherever Amgen operates, individuals subject to this policy are required to follow all applicable laws related to imports.

General Provisions

Because of the complexity of the U.S. export and import control laws, Amgen staff members at all Amgen sites should immediately seek the advice of the Law Department before they engage in any activity, or if they are confronted with a situation that they believe may implicate those laws.

Similar export and import control restrictions apply in countries other than the U.S. Individuals are instructed to the policies in effect at their location to request guidance from their supervisor, the compliance representative with responsibility for their geographic area, the EU Director of Compliance, or the Chief Compliance Officer as appropriate

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