FAS Research Administration Services

Export Controls

Introduction

The U.S. federal government has a number of controls in place that limit the export of technical data, goods, and commodities to other countries. Certain types of goods and technologies are especially sensitive, particularly those with potential military applications, and certain countries are under economic embargoes that influence both direct exportation and "transshipment" through another country.

Contacts

Gearoid "Griff" Griffin ("Griff"), Research Integrity Officer, FAS
E-mail: gearoid_griffin@harvard.edu
Tel: 617-495-9204

Ellen Berkman, University Attorney
E-mail: ellen_berkman@harvard.edu
Tel: 617-496-1108

Resources

PDF "Export Control Regulations Overview"

General Overview of Export Controls

Federal Regulations

U.S. Department of Treasury (FACR)

Sanctioned or Embargoed Countries

If you plan to travel to, or send research materials to any of these countries, call Griff:

Afghanistan (Taliban)
Belarus
Burma
Cuba
Darfur
Democratic Republic of Congo
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
North Korea
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Yugoslavia
Zimbabwe

U.S. Department of Commerce (EAR)

Look specifically at Category 1 (Commerce Control Items- 96 pages).
Ask yourself the question: "Is the research material I plan to ship outside the United States or that I plan to bring with me when I leave the United States listed here?"
If the answer is "yes", call Griff.

U.S. Department of State (ITAR)

Does your research involve a direct military application or space technology?
If the answer is "yes", call Griff.

Fundamental Research/Exclusions
All other research not falling into one of the areas identified above will be considered "Fundamental Research" that may be covered by one or more exclusions. Please follow the link to find out more.

Learn More

Download the full Export Control policy here: http://www.provost.harvard.edu/policies_guidelines/export_policy.pdf

Visa Deemed Export Certification

For additional information relating to the new Visa Deemed Export Certification, please review the questionnaire.

For information regarding Visa requirements, please go to the Harvard International Office.

[Last modified: 08/23/13]

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