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Export control regulations cover shipment of controlled physical items, such as scientific equipment that require export licenses from the United States to a foreign country, and transfers of controlled information, including technical data.

In general, export control regulations cover four main types of university activities:

  • Transfers of controlled information, including technical data, to persons and entities outside the United States;
  • Shipment of controlled physical items, such as scientific equipment, that require export licenses from the United States to a foreign country;
  • Verbal, written, electronic, or visual disclosures of controlled scientific and technical information related to export controlled items to foreign nationals (“deemed exports”), even when it occurs within the United States; and
  • Travel to certain sanctioned or embargoed countries for purposes of teaching or performing research.

These are the three relevant sets of laws and regulations:

Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Export Administration Act

Arms Export Control Act

Trading with the Enemy Act, International Emergency Economic Powers Act and others

Export Administration Regulations (EAR) 15 CFR Parts 700-799

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CRF Parts 120-130

Country-specific sanctions and regulations

Commerce Control List

U.S. Munitions List

List of Specially Designed Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons

 

System Policies

15.02 Export Controls

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