If any of these factors apply to your planned travel, please contact the JHU Export Controls Office before you travel by using the contact information provided below.
Will you be traveling to a country subject to OFAC sanctions?
Each sanctions program is different from the other. Some programs broadly prohibit imports and exports of goods, technology and services from/to certain countries. Other programs only prohibit transactions with certain listed entities and individuals. Sanctions programs change over time, sometimes rapidly, as world events affect the U.S. Government’s relationship with other countries and governments.
Before you travel, visit the OFAC website to determine whether you will be visiting a sanctioned country.
Do you expect to enter into transactions with persons or entities that the federal government has determined must be excluded from such transactions? We recommend that you use the Consolidated Screening List to screen the foreign parties with whom you expect to interact professionally during your international travel.
Will you be taking to any foreign country tangible items or information related to research or other activities that support defense-related projects or objectives? One should note that the DDTC presently considers not only things like missiles and fighter jets to be defense articles, but also spacecraft designed for scientific objectives. This includes scientific satellites and other space-related equipment, including support apparatus, such as launch platforms and telemetry stations.
Commerce Control List Commodities and Technical Information
Will you be taking with you commodities or technical information found on the CCL? The only way to know for certain is to perform a keyword search on Title 15, Part 774 (a/k/a the “Commerce Control List”), which can be found in a searchable format at the GPO Access website. If provided sufficient notice before your international trip, your Export Control Office can assist with such a search.
Risk of finding your items restricted for export by the Export Administration Regulations (which contain the CCL) increases when:
Risk of finding your items restricted for export by the CCL decreases when:
A Common Question: What about my laptop, smart phone, or data storage device?
Just because an item is listed on the CCL does not mean that you cannot take it with you to your destination country. Export restrictions on CCL items vary, depending upon your destination country, those to whom you expect to release such items, and how you expect they will use them. Even if a license is indicated for your export, it is usually possible to find a documented reason why technical information can be excluded from regulation or a license exception for exported tangible items. Similar forgiveness can often be found in regulations that other agencies apply to your travels, such as the sanction programs.
Working with your Export Control Office well ahead of your international journey is the best way to ensure that your exported goods and information can be taken/sent without a license or violation of the export control and sanction program regulations.
If any Risk Factor above is present in your planned travel, please contact:
Export Control Office
Johns Hopkins University