If you do any of the following, you may be an exporter:
- Teaching foreign nationals about the use or design of export-controlled equipment/tools, or related technologies.
- Disclosing or shipping third-party controlled proprietary information to a foreign national in the U.S. (even in your own lab) or to anyone outside the U.S. as part of a research project.
- Receiving any export-controlled information or controlled proprietary information specified in NDAs, contracts, grants, MTAs, or purchase orders.
- Providing a service or anything of value to a sanctioned country (e.g., Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria).
- Exporting items by mail, FedEx, freight forwarder or by hand carrying.
In general, the export control regulations cover four main types of University activities:
- Shipment from the United States to a foreign country of controlled physical items, such as scientific equipment, that require export licenses.
- Transactions involving or travel to a sanctioned country or transactions involving sanctioned individuals or entities.
- Transfer of information related to export-controlled items, including technical data, to persons or entities outside the United States.
- Verbal, written, electronic, or visual disclosure to, or sharing with, foreign nationals of controlled scientific and technical information related to export controlled items, even when it occurs within the United States.