Export Control Regulations
The federal Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") and International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR") control the export of certain commodities, software, technical data and certain other information to foreign countries. The EAR and the ITAR can restrict the furnishing of information, technical data and software to foreign persons, whether this takes place abroad or in the United States. The Office of Foreign Asset Control ("OFAC") regulates technology and economic transfers to countries, organizations, and individuals through embargoes and trade sanctions. In the university context, these regulations can prohibit foreign persons from participating in research projects or having access to information resulting from research under some circumstances unless an export license has been obtained in advance. While most university activities are not subject to the EAR or the ITAR, where these rules do apply they must be followed. Punishment for violations can be severe and include fines and imprisonment.
This site is designed to serve as a resource to the University community; to raise awareness of the law, recognize situations where EAR and ITAR may apply to research projects and results, and to provide assistance to faculty and administrators. Each individual is ultimately responsible for understanding, and complying with, the EAR and the ITAR when applicable to his or her activities. If you have questions or comments about applicability of export control regulations in Purdue research activities, please contact the EVPRP Export Control Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Export Control FAQ
What are U.S. Export Control Regulations?
- Export Administration Regulations
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations
- Office of Foreign Asset Controls
- Denied Persons List
- Does the EAR apply to fundamental research conducted at Purdue University?
- What is the purpose of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)?
- Does the ITAR apply to fundamental research conducted at Purdue University?
- What are the responsibilities of the Principal Investigator conducting work that is controlled under the EAR, ITAR or OFAC regulations?
- Are there other regulations to consider?