The University of Illinois Office of University Counsel

Export Controls and Trade Regulations

Trade

United States export and trade regulations impose controls over numerous University activities, including the performance of certain research. For example, the transfer of export-controlled information or source code to a foreign national in the U.S. is a deemed export and may require an export license. The consequences of violating the regulations are potentially extremely severe, and can be extended to the involved individuals as well as to the University.

The Office of University Counsel advises University and campus units on U.S. export and trade laws and regulations and related University policies. University attorneys provide trainings and work with campus export control officials and administrators who assist University units and employees in minimizing the impact of export and trade regulations on their activities and in complying with any applicable regulations. All export control license applications are coordinated through campus export control officials and the Office of University Counsel.

A copy of a power point presentation on the fundamentals of export controls and trade sanctions can be found here.

For additional University of Illinois and U.S. Government information, see the resources below: