Federal Agencies and Their Export Control Regulations
The Federal agencies and their export control regulations most commonly associated with research activity at academic institutions in the US are the following:
- US Department of State
- Directorate of Defense Trade Controls The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2778-2780 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), is charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions List (USML).
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CFR Parts 120-130- Governs "defense articles and services" (items and information specifically designed or adapted for military use. Examples are firearms, satellites, spacecraft, military equipment, toxicological and biological agents, and associated equipment.
- US Department of Commerce
- (Bureau of Industry and Security) (BIS) Mission: Advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership.
- Export Administration Regulations (EAR) 15 CFR §§734-774- Controls items that have both a commercial and potential military use. Examples are computers, lasers and pathogens. EAR covers “deemed exports”. The Department of Commerce also administers lists of individuals or organizations denied or debarred from export transactions or that may require a license for export.
- Use the Introduction to Commerce Department Export Controls and the Commerce Country Chart to assist in determining if a Commerce export license is required.
- US Department of the Treasury
- (Office of Foreign Assets Control) (OFAC) 31 CFR §§500-599 - Administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.
See List of Sanctions Programs
- Other Agencies and links
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 CFR §110
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 27 CFR §444-555
Office of Patents and Trademarks (PTO) 37 CFR §5
- National Security Decision Directive 189
- Directive 189, and June 26, 2008 and May 24, 2010 DOD memos regarding Fundamental Research
- Embargoed or Otherwise Restricted Destinations and Persons (UC Site)
- Key Regulatory Areas
- High Performance Computers
- Antiboycott Requests - requests to engage in activities that further or support the boycott of Israel
- BIS/DOC Commodity Classification table http://www.bis.doc.gov/commodityclassificationpage.htm
- Frequently Required ECCNs
- Adobe - Product Export Information
- Apple Computer http://www.apple.com/legal/export.html
- Blackberry - ECCN Classification
- Check Point Full Disk Encryption- ECCN (CCATS)
- Corporate ECCN Database
- Dell - Export Information
- GuardianEdgeECCN - CONFIRM THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT
- HP Mini 1101ECCN
- IBM https://www-112.ibm.com/products/exporting/swclass
- Intel Processors ECCN Request Information
- McAfee Export Compliance
- Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/exporting/default.htm
- Sun Microsystems http://www.sun.com/sales/its/software/software.html
- Symantec - Export Control Classifications NEED HYPERLINK
Violations of these export control regulations can lead to significant civil and criminal penalties.