Export Control Resources

University Resources

University Policy 316, Export ControlThis UNC Charlotte policy applies to all University faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars.
UNC Charlotte Export Management Plan (EMP)This plan is provided to promote understanding of and compliance with the export control regulations and to assist PIs and administrators in determining whether proposed research may be subject to export controls.
Government Property Management PlanThis plan governs the University’s management and control of Government Furnished Property (GFP) acquired under any contract or subcontract that includes a property clause under FAR 52.245-1.
One-Page Primer – What You Need To Know About Export ControlsA concise overview of the export control regulations, including the items that are subject to export controls.
Common Misconceptions About Export ControlsA summary of common misunderstandings regarding export controls.
Decision Tree for Travel, Shipping, or Sharing InformationThis document includes a series of “Yes” or “No” questions to help determine whether an export control license is required for shipment, transmission, or transfer of certain sensitive items, information, or software to a foreign person or entity.
Countries of ConcernThe current list of nations present on one or more U.S. or international sanctions or embargo lists.
Export Control Considerations When Inviting VisitorsImportant information for University personnel to review prior to inviting guests or visitors from foreign nations.
Principal Investigator Memo (distributed at award)This memorandum provides critical export control information to Principal Investigators at the time of award.

Training for Export Control

Federal Websites for Export Control

  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC): This Office within the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign governments, individuals, entities, and practices based on foreign policy and national security goals.
  • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS): This Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the EAR.
    • Export Administration Regulations (EAR): The EAR, enforced by the U.S. Department of Commerce, mainly govern the export of “dual-use” items — i.e., commodities, software and technologies that have predominantly commercial uses but that may also have the potential for military application.
    • Commodity Classifications: Proper classification of an item is essential to determining licensing requirements under the EAR. This page from the U.S. Department of Commerce provides guidance for determining the appropriate classification of an export.
    • Publicly Available Classification Information: This BIS webpage provides Commodity Classification information and/or export control points of contact for a variety of companies.
  • U.S. Department of State
    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR): The ITAR, implemented by the U.S. Department of State, govern the export of military and defense articles, services, and related technical data from the U.S. to any foreign destination or foreign person, whether located in the United States or abroad.
    • International Travel/Travel Tips: Travel information published by the U.S. Department of State through the Bureau of Consular Affairs.