Export Controls

It is the mission and policy of the University of Massachusetts to conduct instruction, research, and service openly without prohibitions or restrictions on the publication or dissemination of academic endeavors or research activities.

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply fully with U.S. export control laws and regulations. 

Export controls are United States laws that regulate and restrict the release (shipment, transmission, or transfer) of commodities (materials, items, goods, equipment, chemicals and biologics), technologies, technical data, software code, and services to non-US persons and foreign countries for reasons of foreign policy and national security.

These laws are broad and have implications for a host of university operations.  Restrictions are based upon: specific commodities, technologies, and services; end-users; and governments. 

Thus, export controls apply to a range of university activities:

  • Research and Innovation
  • International programs, agreements, exchanges, and travel
  • Procurement
  • Information technology and services
  • Human resources
  • Shipping

In addition, restrictions apply to the release of controlled information and data, technologies, and commodities to non-US persons located within the United States. 

If you have further questions, concerns, or are in need of additional assistance, contact: Andrew Karberg, Export Control Officer at akarberg@umassp.edu.