Texas Tech University

Export Control

Faculty, staff and students at Texas Tech will likely, at one time or another, intersect with federal regulations that impose access, dissemination or participation restrictions on the transfer of items and information regulated for reasons of national security, foreign policy, anti-terrorism or non-proliferation. In these situations, the Texas Tech community is dealing with US export control regulations. The Texas Tech Operating Policy for Export Control establishes policies for federal laws and regulations governing the export of information, products, and technology.

If you find yourself in any of the following situations as an employee of Texas Tech, please contact Jennifer Horn, J.D. for assistance before proceeding.

  • You are planning to travel or send items, information or software to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria or other countries subject to sanctions or an embargo or you are providing a "service of value" to an individual or organization located in one of these countries.

  • You plan to export any tangible items or goods to another country, including any university-owned equipment that is being hand-carried on travel.

  • You plan to disclose, ship, transmit, or transfer any technology or software that isn't "publicly available."

  • You are planning to disclose, ship, transmit, or transfer any item, information or software that will be used to support military training of any foreign units or forces, regular or irregular.

  • You are planning to disclose, ship, transmit, or transfer any "defense article," or any item, information or software that has been designed, developed, configured, adapted or modified for military or intelligence applications.

  • You intend to engage in activities that have the potential to relate to proliferation of nuclear explosive devices, chemical, or biological weapons, missile technology and/or the proliferation of chemical weapons.

  • You are or plan to be involved in a transaction with a person or organization that is a "party of concern." See http://www.export.gov/ecr/eg_main_023148.asp