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Export Controls Regulations

According to the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) "the export control laws and regulations have several purposes:
    to restrict exports of goods and technology that could contribute to the
military potential of US international adversaries;
    to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction;
    to advance US foreign policy goals; and
    to protect the US economy and promote trade goals."

The Department of Commerce defines an export as "Any item that is sent from the United States to a foreign destination is an export."
Items include "commodities, software or technology, such as clothing, building materials, circuit boards, automotive parts, blue prints, design plans, retail software packages and technical information."

This definition can impact research conducted by universities. An exemption has been made for "fundamental research." Any work meeting conditions set out by Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR)
are not considered fundamental research and will require a license from the federal government.

Regulations Apply to :

• the transfer, or “export” of specified items or information to people or entities outside the United States;
• the disclosure of certain information to certain foreign nationals inside the United States (often called a “deemed export”);

• the training or offering of services involving controlled equipment or information to foreign nationals; and
• transactions with, or providing services to, certain foreign countries or individuals who are on the denied entities/persons lists.

Foreign Travel:

A review of foreign travel is required to ensure your destination and/or the people you are visiting have no related federal restrictions.

All faculty, staff and students traveling outside the U.S. on University business to one of the following countries must contact Deb Easterly (x 2618 or in the Division for Research Integrity within the Office for Research and Economic Development, at least 30 days before the travel authorization is submitted. This is true regardless of who is sponsoring/funding the travel.

If you plan to travel to any of the following countries, a more specific review of travel plans is required. A special or temporary license may be required for equipment to be transported out of the U.S.

Controlled Country List

These countries are designated Controlled for national security purposes:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burma, Cambodia, China (People's Republic),
Georgia (Republic of), Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Libya, Macau, Moldova, Mongolia,
North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.


Introduction to Commerce Departments Export Controls

CITI Export Controls Training: Visit Research Integrity's CITI Training page for detailed information related to training about export controls.

On-line training in Export Controls

Stanford Export Controls Decision Tree

Council on Government Relations - Export Controls

Tips for traveling overseas with Mobile Phones, Laptops, PDAs, and other Electronic Devices


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