Export Controls


United States export controls exist to protect the national security and foreign policy interests of this country. These laws govern how technology, technical data, technical assistance, and other information or materials are exported, disclosed or transferred from the U.S. to foreign countries, persons or entities.
Where applicable, transfers of these items or information may require authorization from the U.S. government. Most items, information or software that NC State ships or shares with its colleagues and research partners are neither of a nature that would be restricted for these purposes nor destined for countries or individuals subject to U.S. embargoes or sanctions — but NC State is required to exercise due diligence.
While not an exhaustive list, your research may be subject to export controls when:

  • The items, materials, technology or technical data used in the research are identified on U.S. export control lists;
  • There is collaboration with foreign nationals or entities from U.S.-sanctioned countries; or
  • A research agreement limits publication of results or participation in the effort based on citizenship.