Export Controls

Texas A&M University is committed to the principle of freedom of access by all interested persons to the underlying data, processes, and final results of research. Texas A&M also has a commitment to comply with all applicable export controls, as established by federal regulations, in its policy on export controls.

Exports are both the shipment of materials to another country and/or the disclosure of controlled information to foreign persons and entities (deemed exports) located in the United States.

Exports are regulated by several federal agencies. While the conduct, products, and results of fundamental research are generally excluded from federal export or deemed export controls, there may be some activities that would not be excluded and would require an export license.

“Most research activities conducted at institutions of higher education located in the United States are excluded from export controls under the 'fundamental research' exemption established by NSDD-189. The fundamental research exclusion applies to basic and applied research in science and/or engineering at an institution of higher education in the United States where the resulting information either is ordinarily published and shared broadly in the scientific community, or where the resulting information has been or is about to be published. Basic research is distinguished from proprietary research or industrial research." (see Section 1.1.1 of The Texas A&M University System Policy 15.02 Export Controls)

Report A Concern

To report a concern regarding export controls, please contact:

Export Controls Office
979.862.3176 fax

Or submit a report to Texas A&M EthicsPoint.