Export Control Regulations

“Export controls” span multiple US government agencies implementing different laws and with varying goals, as listed below.

Law Agency Regulations Goals
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 Safeguard classified information released to contractors, licensees, and grantees of the US Government.

Need help?

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