Federal regulations govern many types of activities U.S. institutions are allowed to engage.

One highly regulated activity is exportation. Generally, an export can occur two ways:

1. Through a physical transfer of an item from a U.S. citizen or institution to a foreign national or foreign institution, either within the U.S. or abroad; 

and/or

  2.Through the transfer of technological information, data, or research from a U.S. citizen to a foreign national or foreign institution, either within the U.S. or abroad.    

A transfer that occurs within the U.S. is considered a deemed export. Deemed exports are common within the university setting and happen when international students, faculty, or visitors have access to regulated equipment, software, or research. However, most of these transfers can occur without an approval from the government because they are covered under a regulatory exemption.

Institutions that intend to engage in an activity that results in an export, which is not subject to an exemption, must apply for and be granted a license before the activity commences. 

Institutions and individuals that fail to comply with these regulations can be subjected to both civil and criminal penalties. 

Departments interested in setting up an Export Compliance Informational Session, or anyone with additional questions or requests, please contact the Export Control Officer, Kalli McBride, in the Office of Research Integrity at 765.285.5213, via email at kdmcbride2@bsu.edu, or stop by TC 409.