Export Controls Program Forms
If you are involved in an activity at K-State in which you are negotiating, or have agreed to a restriction on the distribution or release of an item, information or technology, you may be required to comply with one of several federal laws regulating exports. The key element is whether non-U.S. citizens have potential access to certain controlled or regulated items, technologies, or information. If they do, it is considered an export to their country of origin.
Research universities are likely to be engaged in many activities that could be categorized as "deemed export research." Deemed exports are defined as the release of technology or source code subject to Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to a foreign national in the U.S. Consequently, simply discussing export controlled items, technologies, or information with a foreign national may violate federal law.
Individual penalties for noncompliance include considerable fines and/or incarceration. Simply speaking, there are two courses to take if you have foreign nationals involved in your covered activity. Prevent unauthorized foreign national access to covered items, technologies, and/or information, or secure an export license from the federal government for foreign nationals involved in your activity.