Export Red Flags

What kinds of activities will raise Export Control concerns?

The vast majority of research and teaching activity at UMB falls within the fundamental research exclusion or another exemption to the EAR and ITAR regulations. Most items and information a UMB researcher wants to physically export outside the United States will not have a "dual use" or military application and should therefore fall under a broad exception to the licensing requirement.

However, some activities and items raise red flags, and the regulations place limits on transactions with certain countries, entities, or individuals.‌‌Red Flags image

Routine procedures allow export officers to screen for restricted parties and review research for potential license requirements. In addition, contact the ORD export officer for a review if any of the following red flags apply to your research or activities:

  • Transactions with sanctioned countries or citizens of those countries, or with embargoed entities.
  • Restriction (other than routine “review and comment”) on publication or dissemination of research results.
  • Foreign national access to source code for encryption software/technology.
  • Physical export of chemicals, micoorganisms, or biotoxins that could be used for terrorist purposes.
  • Physical export of electronics development (certain components, including microprocessor microcircuits, wave pulse discharge capacitors, wave tube amplifiers, etc.).
  • Physical export of computers (generally, CTPs bigger than 190,000MTOPs), encryption software, telecommunications and information security.
  • Physical export of lasers and sensors (certain marine acoustic systems, mono- or multispectral imaging sensors designed for remote sensing, specified direct view imaging equipment, certain cameras with specified frames, readout and pixels, etc.)