Export controls are U.S. laws and regulations that govern the distribution of technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries for reasons including foreign policy and national security. Export controls usually arise for one or more of the following reasons:
- The export has actual or potential military applications or economic protection issues
- Government concerns about the destination country, organization, or individual
- Government concerns about the declared or suspected end use or end user of the export
In its promotion of academic inquiry and the dissemination of ideas, its performance of basic and applied research, and its execution of business transactions, the University, and its personnel, will comply with all U.S. export control laws and regulations. The University seeks to balance its commitment to the principle of openness in research and education with its obligations under these laws and regulations.
Although the vast majority of activities at the University are not subject to export control restrictions or licensing requirements each member of the University community should be familiar with the export control and embargo restrictions and their responsibilities under University policies and procedures with respect to such restrictions. This website is intended to provide guidance to the University community concerning the application of export controls to University activities and to identify individuals with formal administrative responsibility for compliance with export controls at the University.