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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What Non-Research Institutions Need to Know About Export Controls
- 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?
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