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Export Control laws regulate the transfer of controlled information and physical items to foreign colleagues and organization within the United States and abroad. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Department of Commerce through its Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Treasury Department through its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) all implement export control laws and regulations and the University of Delaware is committed to upholding these regulations.

In order to maintain compliance, a completed Export Control Form is required from all departments requesting a DS-2019 for a Visiting Scholar or filing an H1B petition for a prospective employee.

For more information on Export Control, contact the University of Delaware Research Office.

What is the Export Control Form?

The Export Control Form serves as an affidavit that the visiting scholar will or will not be handling, working on, or exposed to any of the items controlled by the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778) and the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. 2401).

The form is signed by the sponsor, department Chairperson, and the Dean of the college.

Export Controlled Activities

An index of Commerce Controlled items can be found on the US Department of Commerce website here
As a guideline, it could be a violation of Export Control laws any time research, equipment, or data is carried with a person into a sanctioned area.  This includes laptops, cell-phones and other forms of electronic storage devices. 

For further information about Export Control, contact the Bureau of Industry and Security and the University of Delaware Research Office.  If you have questions about the research or work your prospective scholar will be doing, or completing the Export Control Form, please contact the Office for International Students and Scholars.

Additional Resources

For further information about Export Control, contact the Bureau of Industry and Security.  If you have questions about the research or work your prospective scholar will be doing, or completing the Export Control Form, please contact the Office for International Students and Scholars.

Commerce Control List defines the complete description of all controlled items
The Commerce Control List Index is a summary list of items
Export Administration Regulations
List of OFAC Sanctioned Programs and Country Information
The UD Research Office Export Control E-learning course