Export Controls Resources

Governance Documents:

  • The Texas A&M University System Policy 15.02 - Export Controls (PDF)
  • Texas A&M University Rule 15.02.99.M1 Export Controls (PDF)
  • Compliance Program Manual (PDF)


Guidance Documents:


Qatar Campus specific:

  • SAP 15.02.99.M0.0, Technology Control Guidelines  (PDF)
  • SAP 15.02.99.M1.01, Export Control Screening of Personnel Actions and Request for Authorization for Visiting Scholars (PDF)


Federal Resources

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

Additional Resources