Formal Review/Employee Comment: Proposed Presidential Policy on Export Controls

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new Presidential Policy on Export Controls.
Federal export control regulations require the UCI community to identify when export licensing requirements apply to university activities and take appropriate measures, such as licenses, control plans, or other compliance measures. These measures may apply to:

  • A collaboration with a foreign institution, person or entity
  • Access to controlled data, materials or research samples on campus
  • Sponsored research awards which include publication restrictions
  • Shipping or hand-carrying controlled equipment, items, samples or data internationally
  • Transactions involving sanctioned countries such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria

Compliance with export controls requires the cooperation and is the responsibility of various offices and individuals across the university system. The proposed policy identifies some of those offices and individuals and describes some of their responsibilities to ensure that the university follows export control laws and regulations. It also seeks to satisfy federal legal requirements by providing a framework for all UC locations to develop local export control compliance programs, while affording each location the flexibility to develop its own specific requirements and practices.

The summary of the export controls policy may be accessed at the following link:
The proposed policy may be accessed at the following link:

If you wish to comment, please send comments directly to Marci Copeland, by Thursday, May 25, 2017.


Pramod Khargonekar, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research
Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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