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Export Control

Overview of Export Control Laws and Related TTU Procedures

Current export law controls both hardware and information concerning a wide range of designated “Defense Articles” in a way that may have a substantial impact on university research. As a general proposition, a “deemed export” (one requiring a license and imposing access restrictions) exists whenever a foreign national on U.S. soil may be exposed to or be able to access in any manner an export-controlled item of information.

The information provided in the attached document will assist principal investigators in determining whether the research they are proposing may be subject to export controls. The information is intended to promote understanding of and compliance with the regulations by all persons involved in research, whether or not the research is administered by the Office of Research Services. If you have questions about how the export regulations apply to specific research, please feel free to contact Kathleen Harris, 2-3884 or kathleen.harris@ttu.edu.

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

Find unofficial electronic EAR files created by the Bureau of Industry and Security from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

ITAR regulations are part of the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) from the U.S. Department of State.

FAQ of Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence

e-FOCI FAQ provides information about the electronic system provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety, and Security that allows contractors to submit FOCI information to the DOE.


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