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About Export Controls

U.S. law limits the exportation of certain items, technology and software to certain foreign destinations, including foreign nationals located inside the United States.  These laws are collectively referred to as “Export Controls”.  The majority of university activity is exempt from export control regulations because it is considered “fundamental research” or it involves only publicly available information and technologies .  However, research results that are restricted from publication or dissemination, proprietary or confidential technology received from an external source, defense items and technology, and physical exports can be subject to export control regulation and should be reviewed by the Office of Export Controls.