Export Control

Federal Export Control Regulations prohibit disclosure of certain information, technology and products to designated persons or entities, whether on U.S. soil ("deemed exports") or abroad. Lists of sanctioned, prohibited, or regulated activities and entities are generated by the Departments of Commerce, Treasury and State. Even though these laws may conflict with the University's tradition of academic freedom, they carry severe criminal and civil penalties for noncompliance by individuals and the Institution. Therefore, it is imperative that all researchers at Wayne State University familiarize themselves with these Export Control Regulations and understand their responsibility to determine when these laws apply to their research activities. Because the regulations are broad and difficult to manage on an individual basis, the Office of Research Compliance has provided information on this website to assist you in complying with the regulations.

After reviewing the materials available at the links on this website, you may contact us for more information or assistance with a licensing application.

Important News for International Travelers

On September 24, 2017, the Department of Homeland security announced the President's proclamation on enhancing vetting capabilities and processes for detecting attempted entry into the United States by terrorists or other public-safety threats. This announcement discusses important restrictions including country-specific travel restrictions, new baselines for information sharing to support visa and immigration vetting determinations and other information on restrictions and limitations. Please see the Department of Homeland Security's fact sheet for more information.

On March 22, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced new security requirements impacting the transport and use of personal and university issued electronic devices that may impact faculty, students and staff. For more details on these important security requirements, please see the Department of Homeland Security's fact sheet and the aviation security enhancements for international flights at select airports at this link.

Export Control Regulations

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Export Administration Regulations (EAR):  http://www.bis.doc.gov/policiesandregulations/index.htm#ear

U.S. State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR):   https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_kb_article_page&sys_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987

U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Sanctions Programs:  http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Pages/default.aspx