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Export Controls

Export Control regulations are federal laws that prohibit the unlicensed export of certain commodities or information for reasons of national security or protections of trade. The Texas A&M Health Science Center is committed to complying with export controls as established by federal regulations.

An export is any oral, written, electronic or visual disclosure, shipment, transfer or transmission of commodities, technology, information, technical data, assistance or software codes to

  • anyone outside the United States including U.S. citizens
  • a non-U.S. individual
  • a foreign embassy or affiliate

Methods of disclosure can include:

  • Fax, telephone or email
  • Computer data disclosure
  • Face-to-face discussions
  • Training sessions
  • Tours which involve visual inspections

“Most research activities conducted at institutions of higher education located in the United States are excluded from export controls under the 'fundamental research' exemption established by NSDD-189. The fundamental research exclusion applies to basic and applied research in science and/or engineering at an institution of higher education in the United States where the resulting information either is ordinarily published and shared broadly in the scientific community, or where the resulting information has been or is about to be published. Basic research is distinguished from proprietary research or industrial research." (see Section 1.1.1 of The Texas A&M University System Policy 15.02 Export Controls)

Last edited by: tarpley 10/21/2014


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