Export Compliance Reviews & Guidance

The Checklist for Projects Requiring an Export Compliance Review can help you better determine if your research activities might be subject to export controls. If you are concerned that a project or activity has the potential to involve the receipt and/or use of Export-Controlled Items or Information, please contact the Research Integrity & Compliance Office. Our office will review your response and contact you with additional information about your specific circumstances.

If our office determines your activities will likely be subject to export controls, you may be asked to complete the “Request for Export Compliance Review” via Kuali Build. Utah State University’s Export Compliance Officer (ECO) will review the request to determine if a technology control plan or export license is required. To access the request form, log into ServiceNow, click on Service Catalogs, Office of Research, Forms.

International Students, Scholars, and Employees

As part of the visa application process for international students, scholars, and employees, USU must attest to certain export control certifications. To ensure compliance with visa application requirements, the Research Integrity and Compliance office conducts export compliance reviews prior to the submission of visa applications. Part of this process may require that the supervising professor and/or Department Head complete and sign the Deemed Export Questionnaire via Kuali Build. You can review an example Deemed Export Questionnaire.

If you plan to host an international student, scholar, or employee, and are unsure whether or not there is export controlled equipment/data/technology in your lab, please submit the Deemed Export Checklist to compliance@usu.edu. We will determine if you are working with export controlled equipment/data/technology and what additional steps (if any) need to be taken to ensure compliance with federal regulations. In a large majority of cases, no further action will be required and the visa process can move forward as usual.

Export Controls: Guidance on Iranian Sanctions

The existing U.S. sanctions imposed against Iran are the strictest ones to date. The current Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations were fully imposed on November 5, 2018 and are administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Guidance on Iranian Sanctions PDF