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Export Control and Sanctions

Virginia Tech fully supports compliance with United States export control and sanctions laws. Export controls are U.S. laws and regulations that regulate and restrict the release of critical technologies, information, and services to foreign nationals, within and outside of the United States, and foreign countries for reasons of foreign policy and national security. Sanctions are prohibitions on transactions that can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.  Procedures have been enacted to establish, document, and implement actions needed to ensure that the university, and its employees and students, remain in full compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Foreign Assets Control Regulations (FACR) and/or other applicable export control or sanction related regulations.  OESRC conducts reviews in areas such as sponsored research, international visitors, international travel, international shipping, procurement, foreign influence and numerous other areas of international collaboration or controlled technology access.  If an assessment determines that an activity is subject to these regulations, OESRC will assist the university department in obtaining any necessary licenses or government approvals and referral to the security management division to setup security measures and protocols for ensuring compliance.