Export Controls Resources
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.
The UAA Executive Director, Compliance is charged with oversight of all aspects of the UAA export management program.
A 2007 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) entitled "Export Controls: Agencies Should Assess Vulnerabilities and Improve Guidance for Protecting Export-Controlled Information at Universities" is a positive discussion about universities' efforts to inform themselves and become knowledgeable about export controls.
UAA Human Resources offers various services for international faculty and staff including J-1 researchers and scholars at International Faculty and Staff Services.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Office of Research Integrity, has a site regarding Export Licensing, which gives helpful information about why or when you may need an export license or permit.
MIT has a resource on Export Control that offers information about the multi-faceted body of law and regulations governing the export of sensitive items, which can affect a University in many different and unexpected ways.
A link from the University of Michigan website entitled "Export Control Regulations and Restrictions on Access by Foreign Nationals", Export Law Overview, is provided as an informative overview of the issues involved.
Ohio State University has an overview and explanation of Export Controls and examples of activities that might trigger export control issues.
ITAR/EAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR): This link refers to export restrictions from the U. of Hawaii. It gives a complete explanation about regulations that prohibit the unlicensed export of specific technologies for reasons of national security or protection of trade and may involve prior permission allowing foreign nationals to participate in the research.
ITAR Revisions to Category XIV Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and Associated Equipment