Export Controls

United States export control laws regulate the release of goods and technologies that affect U.S. national security or foreign policy interests. As colleges and universities enroll international students, send professors abroad to research or study, hire international faculty, and develop advanced technologies on campus, compliance with U.S. export control laws is as crucial as ever. Importantly, export control laws do not just affect the physical shipment of an article or technology abroad - under the "deemed export" rule, an institution can export technology to a foreign country simply by disclosing information to a national of that country who may be working or visiting on campus. However, exceptions to these laws exist for fundamental research, so universities should be familiar with their obligations under the law.

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Resource Pages


Research Compliance Hot Topics Lock

It's Fundamental! Managing Export Compliance in the University Environment Lock

Export Controls and the "Deemed Export Rule": Why the Laws Are Applicable to Higher Education
University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA)

Export Controls Compliance When Academic Research Collides With Commercial Interests

Export Controls in the Campus World

NACUANOTE Export Controls Training Programs: A Roadmap Lock

What Non-Research Institutions Need to Know About Export Controls
2011, Carol Carr, Justin Smith, NACUA, Nelson Dong
- Attachment: PowerPoint Presentation
- Attachment: U.S. Export Control Laws: A Quick Reference Guide for University Counsel, Nelson Dong and Lawrence Ward
- Attachment: Compliance Materials: Export Controls and Trade Sanctions
- Attachment: 15 CFR Part 734, Supplement 1: Questions and Answers - Technology and Software Subject to the EAR
- Attachment: Memorandum: Compliance with Export Control Laws / Washington and Lee University
- Attachment: Export Control Glossary

Export Controls for Research Institutions: Are We Having Fun Yet?
2011, Ellen Auriti, NACUA, Nelson Dong, Robert Roach
Attachment: United States of America v. John Reece Roth
Attachment: Memorandum on New Export Compliance Certification Required for H-1B Petitions
Attachment: I-129 Export Control Compliance Certification Form
Attachment: I-129 Deemed Export Questionnaire
Attachment: Deemed Export Control Questionnaire for H-1B and O-1A Petitioners Only

NACUANOTE: International Academic Travel and U.S. Export Controls
2009, Lawrence Ward, NACUA, Nelson Dong

Negotiating the Mine Field: The Conduct of Academic Research in Compliance with Export Controls
Carol T. Carr, NACUA

COGR Brochure - Export Controls and Universities - Information and Case Studies
COGR, January 2 2004

Beware of Export-Controlled Items
AGB, Jason Malone, Kevin G. Sullivan, March/April 2013

Export Compliance During the Visa Application Process the New I-29 Form and its Implications for Higher Education