Export control regulations are federal laws that prohibit the unlicensed export of certain commodities or information for reasons of national security or protections of trade. Export controls usually arise for one or more of the following reasons:

  •  The nature of 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 the end user of the export.

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 US, including a US citizen.
  • • A non-US individual wherever they are (deemed export).
  • • A foreign embassy or affiliate.

If you are traveling outside the US and are taking a cell phone, university computer, or other equipment, please refer to IUP Research Policies Export Control.