Export Control

Export Control is the set of laws, policies, and regulations that govern the export of sensitive items for a country or company.

Federal laws prohibit the unlicensed export of certain items when:

  • The item has actual or potential military applications
  • The item is covered by economic protections
  • The Government has concerns about the destination country, organization, or individual
  • The Government has concerns about the declared or suspected end use of the end-user

An export is any oral, written, electronic or visual disclosure, shipment, transfer or transmission of commodities, technology, information, technical data, assistance or software codes to:

  • Anyone outside the U.S. including a U.S. citizen
  • A non-U.S. individual wherever they are (deemed export)
  • A foreign embassy or affiliate

Some exports may not require government licenses. However, licenses are required for exports that the U.S. government considers "license controlled" under:

  • Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations
  • Department of State's International Traffic in Arms Regulations
  • Treasure Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control

Please contact your campus Office of Research​, a Technology Transfer Office, library or University Counsel for additional guidance. ​