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Export Controls & Embargos

Export Controls are laws regarding the sending or transfer of items, services, and technology outside of the United States or to foreign nationals. These laws may apply in the following situations:


  • Sending certain items, information, or software to a foreign country
  • Sharing certain items, information, or software with foreign nationals in the United States
  • Traveling to or collaborating with overseas colleagues
  • Taking computers or other electronic devices to foreign countries

The above activities might require obtaining a license from the government. A more detailed explanation of Export Control laws can be found on the Summary page in the left menu. 

If you are traveling internationally, contact Sonia Chawla or 734-487-3090.


International Travel Tips

FBI travel tips for business travel abroad

FBI travel tips for students traveling abroad


If you have any questions regarding Export Controls, contact the Office of Research Compliance at or 734-487-3090.

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