Science is global, and members of the CU community should engage with colleagues throughout the world. However, international travel creates an accute set of risks for maintaining compliance with U.S. export controls. Failure to uphold U.S. laws while abroad can lead to civil and criminal liability, as well as violations of University policies.
The Office of Export Controls (OEC) works to ensure that individuals travelling on official CU business are aware of the risks, and remain in compliance with legal requirements for export controls and sanctions. In accordance with the PSC travel policies and procedures, travelers (including presenters, students, visitors, and other business associates) whose travel expenses are to be charged to university public funds (e.g., sponsored programs, foundation, operating, various, etc.) should contact OEC if they plan to travel internationally with equipment, software, technology, or information that may be subject to export controls.
The following is a reference tool to help determine if further evaluation by OEC is required:
You will also find helpful information below concerning travel procedures and best practices. If you remain unsure as to whether your intended travel agenda raises export controls or sanctions concerns, OEC can assist in identifying risks an determining how to comply with federal requirements in a manner that continues to facilitate your research.