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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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