Note: Due to current restrictions imposed by U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, webcourse delivery cannot be provided to the following countries. Students who are resident, or may be a resident in any of these countries during their CU study may require prior U.S. Government approval. Students resident in a sanctioned country should not enroll or begin an academic program at CU. CU can seek prior U.S. Government approval on a case by case basis. If you are interested in seeking prior approval, contact the Office of Export Controls at exportcontrolhelp@Colorado.edu. For More information, please see the Sanctioned Country Guidance with Respect to Remote (On-Line) Learning Document.
The Restricted Countries are: - Cuba - Iran - Sudan - Syria - North Korea - Crimea Region of the Ukraine
Working with foreign national collaborators, institutions, or students may fall under the purview of various federal export control laws. In general, these regulations involve military technology (including nearly all space-based research), “dual-use” technologies (including a wide range of equipment from distillers to lasers), as well as nearly any kind of financial transactions with certain embargoed countries or individuals.
These impacts are not limited to the physical export of equipment or software; “deemed exports” include dissemination of technical information to foreign persons, whether it occurs within or outside the US. This may occur in the context of presentations, emails, personal conversations, site tours, or in training of foreign national research personnel. Penalties for violations can be severe and accrue to individual investigators as well as the University, so it is important for investigators and administrators to be aware of their responsibilities.
In many cases, basic and applied research may be included under one or more of the exemptions or exclusions provided in the regulations. In some cases, it may be necessary to apply for an export license or Technical Assistance Agreement. Licenses and TAAs can take considerable time to develop, so PIs should contact the Office of Contracts and Grants as early as possible if you think these may be required.
For more information regarding Export Controls at the University of Colorado Boulder, please refer to the Export Compliance Program Manual.
The empowered official for the Boulder campus and primary contact for more information about export control regulations:
Director of Office of Export Controls