Export controls

The U.S. Government controls exports of sensitive equipment, software and technology as a means to promote our national security interests and foreign policy objectives. UALR has instituted several practices in order to meet these rules, regulations, and findings, and to remain in compliance with federal objectives. Faculty, staff, and students are required to follow these institutional policies when working, on travel, or in any instance regarding university equipment, intellectual property, or other aspect required under the applicable controls.

Examples of areas requiring attention are: proper information and equipment security when entertaining international visitors, international travel, international communications, and in hiring foreign nationals into positions at UALR. The university, and this office, has resources to assist you in determining if there are issues with your hiring, travel, visitors from overseas, or other interactions with foreign nationals.

Various items of equipment are also subject to export controls, and our office will assist you in determining who may see and use such equipment as well as limits on public dissemination of information from such equipment. Finally, certain federal agencies have determined that work on their sponsored projects or information from such projects is restricted in nature, and have placed additional limits on foreign nationals participation in these projects. These agencies currently include DOE, DoD, and NASA. We will assist you in determining, what if any, restrictions there are on your project from these or other agencies.

Remember that the institution and the individual may be held accountable for any violation of the applicable rules and regulations. There are strict fines and other sanctions, including prison time, for violating export controls, as some fairly recent high profile cases have shown publicly. By checking with our office prior to entertaining visitors from foreign countries, making international travel plans, in hiring foreign nationals, and in utilization of equipment and information, we can make our best effort to comply and show due diligence in these matters.

Links to Related Information:

US Department of State Information on Export Controls:

FBI Information on Export Controls:

High Profile Cases: