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 the content of this website, please contact Mike Reckowsky, Research Security Administrator, at 765-494-1852 or via email at mreckowsky@purdue.edu.

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