This flowchart is designed to assist Purdue University employees with considerations toward US Export Control regulations. It is solely intended to provide guidance to those traveling internationally. Individual situations may be further evaluated.
Always use adequate security precautions to protect electronic data and equipment. Note that at a minimum, you must:
- Utilize secure connections such as a Virtual Private Network,
- Use password systems on electronic devices that will access or store confidential, proprietary data.
- Use personal firewalls on electronic devices that will access or store sensitive data.
- Not travel with controlled or restricted data subject to the EAR or ITAR.
- Encrypt electronic files that contain sensitive data
Note that these measures alone do NOT substitute for export control compliance. Please continue through this determination process for helpful advice and contacts.
Two License Exceptions are available when the tangible export of items and software containing encryption code is necessary for travel or relocation: THESE EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO ITAR/MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES.
- License Exception TMP (Temporary Exports) allows those departing from the US on university business to take with them as "tools of the trade" Purdue-owned or controlled, retail-level encryption items such as laptops, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and cell phones and encryption software in source or object code to all countries except Sudan and Cuba, as long as the items and software will remain under their "effective control" overseas and are returned to the US within 12 months or are consumed or destroyed abroad;
- License Exception BAG (Baggage) allows individuals departing the US either temporarily (travel) or longer-term (relocation) to take with them as personal baggage family-owned retail-level encryption items including laptops, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and cell phones and encryption software in source or object code. The encryption items and software must be for their personal use in private or professional activities. Citizens and permanent resident aliens of all countries except Cuba, Libya, Syria, Sudan, North Korea and Iran may take with them as personal baggage non-retail "strong" encryption items and software to all locations except embargoed or otherwise restricted locations.
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?