Export Control

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Export Control

Export Control laws regulate the transfer of controlled information and physical items to foreign colleagues and organizations 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 fully executed Export Control Form (found on the Forms webpage) is required for all non-immigrant employment based statuses sponsored by UD (J-1, H-1B, O-1,TN). This includes Initial, Extension and Transfer requests. For more information on Export Control, contact the University of Delaware Research Office.

The Export Control Form (found on the CGPS Forms webpage) 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.

An index of Commerce Controlled items can be found on the U.S. Department of Commerce website.

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 Center for Global Programs and Services.

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ISSS Disclaimer: The information contained on this web site is provided as a service to international students, faculty, staff, employees, and administrators at the University of Delaware, and does not constitute legal advice on any immigration, tax, or other matter. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of official counsel. For assistance on your immigration status, we encourage you to contact an ISS advisor for specific guidance at oiss@udel.edu.