Regulations & analysis

Related to export controls


International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Controls items, services, and information designed or intended for use in defense applications. ITAR is administered by the U.S. Department of State. Items regulated include those listed in the following:

  • US. Munitions List
    22 CFR Section 121.1: The Code of Federal Regulations Title 22, Foreign Relations; Chapter I, Department of State; Section 121.1
  • Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex
    This multilateral understanding among industrialized countries seeks to limit risks of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. To that end, it controls exports of goods and technologies that could contribute to delivery systems for such weapons.

Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

The ultimate authority on all issues relating to EAR. This site should be considered the most current source of EAR regulations and information.

  • Commerce Control List (CCL)
    Identifies items regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce because of their potential to be used for military as well as non-military purposes.

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals.

  • OFAC sanctions lists
    Types of sanctions and their targets: individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries, as well as individuals, groups, and entities (such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers) that are not country specific.
  • OFAC regulations
    Code of Federal Regulations, 31 CFR Parts 500-599

Analysis of regulations affecting research

American Association of Universities
Provides timely and accurate analysis of federal policies impacting extramural research at universities in the U.S.

Council on Government Regulations (COGR)
Provides further analysis and interpretation on a wide spectrum of government regulations

Guidance for researchers

Export control decision tree
Provides guidance on exporting materials or working with a foreign national or entity

Office of Research Support & Operations Guideline 27 (pdf)
Question and answer guide on export controls of research projects

Overview of Export Controls in the University Setting (video)
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Yucel, Ohio State University