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University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) faculty, staff, students, and affiliates (including non-UAA consultants, collaborators, etc.) must comply with all applicable export laws and regulations. These guidelines specifically address the conduct of university activities subject to any of the following: the Arms Export Control Act, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Act, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and all economic and trade sanctions administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Activities subject to export controls include, but are not limited to the transfer of controlled information, materials, software, technology or assets to foreign countries or to foreign nationals in the United States.
IMPORTANT: The January 2013 memo from Chancellor Tom Case regarding UAA's Export Control Policy and Program Procedures contains valuable information for UAA personnel. You may not realize that this policy applies to your activities. Please contact the Executive Director, Compliance if you are not sure that your activity is covered by the regulations detailed in this letter.
The UAA Executive Director, Compliance is charged with oversight of all aspects of the UAA export management program. Please
submit all signed forms* to the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) to be reviewed and approved by the Executive Director, Compliance.
*Be sure to allow for up to two weeks processing time for the forms.
UAA Export Control Policy and Program Procedures
The export control policy and procedures provides guidelines on export regulations. The policy was approved by the Chancellor, the Provost, and the Executive Director, Compliance.
Export License Exception TMP (Temporary Exports) and BAG Certifications
Please complete the Export License Exception TMP Certification (Temporary Exports) and BAG Certification forms.
For more information on how to complete the certification form, please review Frequently Asked Questions .
* Please allow for a two week processing time for your Export License Exception TMP and BAG Certification forms.
Export License Exception (TMP) for Temporary Exports/Reexports
This exception (TMP) can be used for travel outside the U.S. when you are taking items or technology that would normally require a license from the Department of Commerce.
What the exception covers:
The export of items, technology, commercial software, and encryption code is subject to export control regulations (this includes laptops, PDAs and digital storage devices). The Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations (EAR) makes an exception to licensing requirements for the temporary export or reexport of certain items, technology, or software for professional use as long as the criteria in the Export License Exception (TMP) Certification are met (see UAA Export Control Policy and Program Procedures above).
What the exception does not cover:
The exception does not apply to any EAR satellite or space-related equipment, components,
or software, or to any technology associated with high-level encryption products and
cannot be used for travel to Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, or Sudan (in limited
circumstances TMP can be used for Sudan). This exception does not apply to items, technology, data, or software regulated by
the Department of State's ITAR.
Export License Exception (BAG) for Temporary Exports/Reexports
License Exception (BAG) Certification can be used for travel outside the U.S. when you are taking personal items or technology that would normally require a license from the Department of Commerce (see TMP exception above). For example, if you plan to take your personal laptop rather than a UAA laptop when attending a conference or conducting research abroad, and you are taking controlled technology, software, or other information that would require a license, the BAG license exception is available. In addition, the BAG exception is only available for travel to Cuba, Syria, and North Korea - taking a UAA owned laptop would require a license from Commerce.
Export Control for Foreign Companies
When purchasing items or services form a foreign vendor, you will need to complete the Export Control for Foreign Vendors form.
Certification Regarding the Release of Controlled Technology or Technical Data to Foreign Persons in the United States
The Certification Regarding the Release of Controlled Technology or Technical Data to Foreign Persons in the United States must be completed and signed by the lead investigator/supervisor and department administrator, and submitted to the Office of Research.
The U.S. Government has complex export laws and regulations. This is a matrix of where the different citations may be found.