Export Control Compliance

Export control laws are federal regulations that control the access and transmission of certain information, technologies, and commodities. The laws apply to transmission of items overseas by anyone, including U.S. citizens, or to a foreign national on U.S. soil. The laws are implemented by both the Department of State through its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Department of Commerce through its Export Administration Regulations (EAR). It is important that faculty and staff understand their obligations under the regulations and follow them. The consequences of violating the regulations can be severe, and include loss of research funding, fines, and/or prison time. The campus will assist investigators to comply with export control laws, but the primary responsibility rests with the principal investigator of the research.