Export controls include U.S. laws and other regulations that involve the shipment, transfer, or disclosure of controlled items, technical data, and software to foreign countries or to foreign persons and entities within the U.S. These laws aim to protect the national security, economic interests, and foreign policy of the United States.
An export controls review is necessary whenever research or other Visitor activities involve the use of laboratories and/or a STEM discipline (including the Health Sciences disciplines). The Office of Trade Compliance (OTC) uses the information provided in the Visitor's MyEC system record to conduct the review. The OTC can then determine whether any government licenses or other internal controls are required for a prospective Visitor to engage in the Visitor's planned activities.
Information on how export controls reviews are incorporated into the University's Visitor record-keeping system (the MyEC system) is provided on the Hosting Visitors page under Step 2: Visitor Screening and Export Controls Review.