Export control laws limit the transfer of goods and information to people and places outside of the United States. For certain items, a license is required to be exported while vast majority of research and teaching activities do not require a license. To determine whether your item needs a license you need to determine what item will be sent to where, to whom and for what purpose. For more information visit the website of the Office of Research Services.
General license required items
- Nuclear materials, information and equipment
- Chemicals, microorganisms or toxins (including vectors and pathogens)
- Electronics and computers (including GPS systems or encryption technologies)
- Lasers and sensors
- Navigation and avionics