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Export Control at ISU

The term “export control” brings to mind shipping huge containers of food, clothing, machinery to a foreign country, mostly by sea-going vessels. While export controls certainly pertain to these situations, there are other circumstances that call for export control, especially at universities.

An export is  “Any item that is sent from the United States to a foreign destination."
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, "Items" include, "commodities, software or technology - such as clothing, building materials, circuit boards, automotive parts, blueprints, design plans, retail software packages and technical information.”

It is important to keep in mind that this definition includes “technology and technical information.”
Exporting includes sharing the ideas of this technology with those who are not US persons. This could happen at a conference in a foreign country or even in the hallway at ISU. After an action is determined to be an export, the next step is to determine if that item being shared is export controlled. If it is, you will need a license. The EC office can help you determine this and secure any needed licenses.

Most of the research conducted at ISU is considered fundamental research.
Fundamental research is “university research that carries with it no restrictions on publishing the results. Fundamental research has no export control restrictions. (The term fundamental research is not the same as basic research. Basic or applied research can both be fundamental research.)

To find out if your interactions with foreign persons or entities fall under export control, contact orexpctr@isu.edu.

We have assembled an ISU Export Control Manual which provides detailed information about export control at ISU.

 

Export Control Officer

Deb Easterly, EdD
Assistant VP Research Outreach and Compliance

orexpctr@isu.edu  208-282-2618

Foreign Travel

Collaborations & Agreements

Export Licensing

International Shipping and Purchasing

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