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Export Control Training Videos

Find short training videos for researchers and staff on areas of export control.

University Export Controls

A basic overview of export controls regulations and licensing requirements that apply to researchers at UCSD. Learn about license exceptions such as the fundamental research exclusion and its limitations to certain export transactions.

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Traveling Abroad

Export controls apply to travel abroad to sanctioned countries. Includes hand carrying research equipment abroad.

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International Shipping Overview

Legal requirements for international shipping. Includes import and export requirements that impact shipments for UCSD.

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International Shipping Documentation

US government and foreign customs documentation requirements for international shipments. Includes documents, terminology and import/export requirements.

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The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulates military controlled items on the US Munitions List. Learn key terms that may indicate ITAR controlled items and technology control plan requirements. Includes export licensing and foreign national access control requirements for items controlled by ITAR.

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The Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) list of sanctioned countries includes: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Sudan. Travel, collaboration and import/export involving these countries and other individuals identified by OFAC have special licensing requirements and exceptions.

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Biological Agents

Export licensing requirements for certain biological and genomic materials.

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Webinar: Biological and Chemical Export Controls That Impact University Research: What You Need to Know from April 30, 2014.

Restricted Party Screening

The U.S. government restricts collaborating with or shipping to certain individuals or organizations. In this video you will learn what a restricted party is, when to screen for them, and how the screening is done here at UC San Diego in order to maintain compliance with United States Export Control Regulations.

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UCSD Export Control is available to present customized training for your laboratory or department on request. Contact export@ucsd.edu with your training request.