Export Control

Export controls are U.S. laws that regulate the distribution to foreign nationals, foreign entities and foreign countries of strategically important technology, services and information for reasons of foreign policy and national security. Export control laws apply to all activities – not just sponsored research projects.

The University of Maryland Baltimore is committed to full compliance with all applicable regulations that govern U.S. exports, sanctions and embargoes.  Penalties for non-compliance with export control laws are severe and impact both the institution and the researcher.

This website is intended to help the university research community understand the impact of these critical compliance responsibilities by providing essential export control information and relating how it applies to the university and its personnel.

Overview - Learn more about export controls and how they affect UMB and its personnel
                 Export Control Awareness slide show - the basics that you need to know

Policy - Download a PDF of the Policy Governing UMB Compliance with U.S. Export and Sanction Laws


News Highlights - News related to export control compliance

Laws and Regulations - Links to U.S. Government regulations

USCIS I-129 Visa Petition - Export Control Certification (form Part 6) - Key information and instructions

Restricted parties, Sanctions, Embargoes - Understanding who is receiving the materials or information

Travel to Foreign Countries

Useful Export Control Links

Export Control Questionnaire
Complete this form for projects involving one or more of the following:

  • Shipping items internationally.
  • Traveling outside of the United States.
  • Foreign national(s) participating in the research.
  • Collaboration with a researcher or institution from outside the United States.
  • Visiting scientist who is or may be a foreign national.
  • Contractual restrictions on publishing, proprietary information, or foreign national participation.
  • Research on or testing of military or dual use technologies.

Export Control Decision Flowchart
Use this tool to determine whether a certain transaction or transfer is likely, or unlikely, to require further analysis for export controls.