International Travel and Export Control
Export control laws govern the transfer of goods and information to people and places outside of the United States. Researchers may need to use controlled equipment or technology or to share technical information or data that may be controlled to foreign nationals on the researcher's team. While the vast majority of research and teaching activities do not require a license, a license is required for certain items to be exported.
To determine whether a license is required, travelers need to make an export control determination for the item in question, as well as consider the destination, the recipient, and the purpose of the transaction. Understanding of these requirements is important, and non-compliance with these regulations can result in serious consequences.