What is a "deemed" export?

Release of technology or source code subject to the EAR to a foreign national in the U.S. is deemed to be an export to the home country of the foreign national under EAR. "Technology" is specific information necessary for the development, production, or use of a Commerce Department product controlled for export. "Use" is defined as operation, installation (including on-site installation), maintenance (checking), repair, overhaul and refurbishing.