Federal Regulations and Resources

American Association of Universities

The American Association of Universities provides timely and accurate analysis of federal policies impacting extramural research at universities in the United States.

Council on Government Relations

The Council on Government Relations (COGR) provides further analysis and interpretation on a wide spectrum of government regulations.

Department of Commerce, Bureaus of Industry and Security (BIS)

The Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is responsible for implementing the EAR. This site provides general background information and links to additional resources.  The following link contains lists that may be relevant to your export or re-export transaction: Lists to Check

Department of Commerce, BIS Export Control Basics

The Department of Commerce, BIS, Export Control Basics is an introduction to Commerce Department export controls, including an excellent summary of licensing determinations under the EAR. It does not discuss exclusions.

Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

The Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, in accordance with the ITAR, is charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions List (USML). This site provides background information about the DDTC as well as links to other important information regarding the ITAR.

Department of Treasury

The Department of Treasury, “Foreign Assets Control Regulations for Exporters and Importers” is a brochure published by OFAC that provides a summary of the laws administered by OFAC.

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)