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Export Control Exclusions

Exclusions from Export Control Laws include:

1. Fundamental research exclusion:

You stay outside the regulations when disclosing to foreign persons information that is "published and which is generally accessible or available to the public."

2. Public domain exclusion:

You stay outside the regulations when you share technical data or information with foreign person inside or outside of the U.S. if that data or information:

  • has already been published;
  • available in libraries or through newsstands, bookstores, subscriptions, or free web sites; or
  • has been disclosed in published patent applications.

3. Educational exclusion

  • Includes general science, math, and engineering commonly taught at schools and universities
  • Includes information conveyed in courses listed in course catalogues and in their associated teaching labs of any academic institution (EAR (15 CFR ยง 734.9)
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