Export Control Regulations

“Export control” spans multiple US government agencies which implement different laws and have varying goals, as listed below.

Export Control Regulations





Arms Export Control Act

State Department

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Avoid enabling military capability which could be used against us

Export Administration Act

Commerce Department

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

National security, foreign policy, and economic objectives

Trading With the Enemy Act

et al

Treasury Department

Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC)

National security, foreign policy

Energy Reorganization Act

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

10 CFR 810

Nuclear reactor and materials safety

Atomic Energy Act

Energy Department

10 CFR 810

Control assistance to foreign nuclear activities

Executive Order 12829

National Industrial Security Program

Department of Defense

National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual

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Need help?

Contact the MIT Export Control Compliance Team at exportcontrolhelp@mit.edu, or by phone at 617-253-2762 (Janet Johnston).