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The Export Compliance Office at UNC-Chapel Hill supports the enterprise-wide efforts of UNC faculty, staff, and students in their teaching and research endeavors. We are dedicated to helping UNC personnel understand and adhere to the export control regulations, while facilitating the open sharing of research results, scholarship, and the University’s global mission.

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Application of Export Control Laws

U.S. export control laws govern the transfer of controlled information, items, and technologies to foreign countries and foreign persons for national security purposes.

International Travel

If you plan to travel to any destination with research data or technology other than a standard UNC laptop, contact the Export Compliance Office in advance of your travel.

International Collaborations

International collaborations are very important to the global mission of UNC-Chapel Hill. The Export Compliance Office provides support through trainings, guidance, and specific reviews of collaboration scope as well as help vet institutions against sanctions lists.

Hosting International Visitors

UNC-Chapel Hill works to maintain an open, welcoming atmosphere where visitors from all over the world can come to learn, collaborate and perform research. The Export Compliance Office can help facilitate visits from international students, faculty and partners.

International Shipping

All physical items, equipment, materials, commodities (including food and medicines), software, and biologics (collectively “things”) are subject to export control regulations and require some form of shipping documentation prior to shipping abroad.

Controlled Biologics

Some biologics and agents, even those that are commonly used in the laboratory, are highly controlled under U.S. export control regulations.