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Export controlled data, materials, and activities

Need assistance with export controls?

Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine

Sanctions involving Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine are changing daily.  If you have questions on the current regulatory situation or are considering activities involving these countries please contact this Office directly at or 919-668-2711 for an up to date overview of sanctions and consultation for proposed activities.

The information on this page is created in conjunction with The Office of Export Controls (OEC) to help Duke University researchers and staff remain compliant with U.S. laws controlling the export (or disclosure) of both goods and technology and with sanctions upon certain foreign countries. 

It is the policy of Duke University to fully abide by all federal and state laws and regulations that pertain to export controls, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions and embargoes regulations.

Exporting goods & technical data (technology)

There are multiple ways something can be exported from the U.S. "Export" is defined as sending, taking, or transmitting an item outside the U.S., or releasing technical data (technology) to a foreign person within the U.S. or abroad

Working with foreign nationals

In addition to physical shipments or transmissions from the U.S., “Export” also means releasing or otherwise transferring technology (or software source code) to a foreign person in the United States or abroad (a “Deemed Export”).

The following types of individuals are NOT foreign persons: U.S. Citizens; U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders); Certain protected individuals who've been granted asylum in the U.S.

International travel

Please review the information in the links to the left before traveling to international destinations.  If you have any questions or concerns about exporting please contact      

If you are a student traveler please consult both the Office of Export Controls and the Office of Global Administrative and Travel Support

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