Export Control Resources
- The Texas A&M University System Policy 15.02 – Export Controls
- Texas A&M University Rule 15.02.99.M1 Export Controls
- Compliance Program Manual
- Export Control Basics
- Activities Involving Cuba and Cuban Nationals
- Biological Agents and Toxins
- Decision Making Tree – Administration of Contract Provisions
- Distance Education
- Distance Education Supplement During COVID
- Drone Guidance
- International Travel
- International Shipping
- Russia/Ukraine Guidance
- Checklist International Travel
- Employee Export Control Review and Certification Form
- International Shipping Review
- TCP Template
Qatar Campus Specific:
- Checklist for Export Control – Hiring Foreign Persons at Texas A&M at Qatar
- Checklist for Export Control – Texas A&M at Qatar – All Visitors
- Export Control Compliance Checklist for Texas A&M at Qatar Short Courses/Workshops and Conferences
- SAP 15.02.99.M0.0, Technology Control Guidelines
- SAP 15.02.99.M1.01, Export Control Screening of Personnel Actions and Request for Authorization for Visiting Scholars
- Texas A&M at Qatar Equipment Purchase and Acquisition
Federal export controls are accomplished primarily through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR, implemented by the Department of Commerce for items that have both a commercial and potential military use) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR, implemented by the Department of State for military items and defense services). The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions to protect foreign policy and national security goals.
The export control regulations most frequently encountered by the University research community are the following:
- U.S. Department of State (Directorate of Defense Trade Controls)
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) governs “defense articles and services” (items and information specifically designed or adapted for military use).
- U.S. Department of Commerce (Bureau of Industry and Security)
- Export Administration Regulations (EAR) governs dual use items and information predominately civilian in character by having military applications.
- U.S. Department of the Treasury (Office of Foreign Assets Control)
- Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations (OFAC) administers and enforces trade embargoes and economic sanctions
- EAR Part 732 “Export License” Decision-Tree – This decision-tree flow-chart is based on the model given in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Part 732. The various parts of the EAR referenced are linked on each respective flow panel.
- FBI Counterintelligence – Safeguarding Secrets and Keeping Safe resources:
- “Subject to the EAR” Decision-Tree – For non-military goods, technologies, and services–those not administered by the Department of State under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)–determining whether your transaction is subject to the EAR is the first step in determining if an export license is required. Answer the key questions proceeding through the flow-chart to make that determination. This decision-tree flow-chart is based on the model given in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Part 732 (PDF), and references EAR Part 734 (PDF).
- Questions and Answers – Technology and Software Subject to the EAR FAQs – The EAR contains FAQs that might be helpful for purposes of export control task. In particular, there are some helpful Q&As on the subject of presentations at international conferences and foreign publication. The EAR FAQs are found at 15 CFR Part 734, Supplement No. 1.
- Don’t Let This Happen To You” – An Introduction to U.S. Export Control Law, based on actual investigations of export control and anti-boycott violations, written by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security.
- Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce – Seminars and Training – BIS training seminars are offered from experienced U.S. Government officials about export control policies, regulations and procedures. BIS offer one and two-day core courses on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as well as in-depth courses on special topics of interest to the exporting community. Instructors are experienced export administration and regulatory policy specialists, engineers and enforcement personnel from BIS’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and field offices, as well as representatives from other U.S. government agencies as appropriate. BIS also offers an extensive library of online training modules and pre-recorded webinars which. BIS also offers export control conferences where senior U.S. government officials discuss current issues and trends in export control policies, regulations and practices. These conferences are intended for the experienced export control practitioner.