Export Control

TAMUCC Mission

In furtherance of its mission as an institution of higher education, TAMUCC is committed to preparing graduates for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship in the global community and also to excellence in teaching, research, creative activity and service. In addition, TAMUCC is committed to compliance with applicable export control regulations while promoting academic freedom.


Export Control Regulations

Export of sensitive equipment, software, and technology is regulated by the U.S. government . The purpose is to prevent the disclosure or transmission of commercial items with potential military use and items specifically designed for military use to foreign countries or foreign persons in the absence of an approved license, applicable exception, or other requirement. These regulations promote national security, promote foreign policy objectives, further human rights considerations, prevent proliferation of weapons and technology, and ensure compliance with international commitments (cited from the Department of State’s Overview of the U.S. Export Control System).

Potential export-controlled situations in a university setting (not exhaustive):

  • Contractual limitations in sponsored research, including non-disclosure agreements, regarding publication, dissemination of results, or work performed by foreign persons;
  • Emails, information storage, or other correspondence to or with a foreign person or a foreign country;
  • Employee hiring;
  • Funds transferred to embargoed or restricted countries, entities, or persons;
  • Purchase or shipment of equipment, select agents, or toxins;
  • Certain areas of research, potentially involving engineering or unmanned aircraft systems;
  • Student enrollment;
  • Study abroad;
  • Travel abroad;or
  • Visiting scholars (foreign).

For questions or to request a determination, you may complete the Export Control Checklist or email the Research Compliance and Export Control Officer directly.