Summary: Export Control
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On November 19 IPST had a visit from Anne Bowden, University Counsel, from the
President's Office of Legal Affairs. Ms. Bowden gave an overview of the Export Con-
trol Laws and how they apply to University research.
There are three components to export control laws: the Arms Export Control Act of
1976 implements regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR),
under the direction of the State Department; the Export Administration Regulations
(EAR), administered by the Department of Commerce, which include "dual use"
items such as technologies that serve both civilian and military uses; and federal
boycott and sanction programs against specific countries, specific regimes and/or
specific activities and persons, under the discretion of the Office of Foreign Assets
Controls in the Department of the Treasury.
What does this mean for us? University personnel and students have a duty to com-
ply with export control laws whether or not a sponsored research or other agreement
mentions or requires compliance with these laws. Export includes all of the follow-
· Sending, taking, shipping or otherwise transmitting controlled items out of the
· Releasing controlled technology, technical data and/or source code to foreign