Common Misconceptions, Mistakes, and Myths about Export Controls

Common Misconceptions, Mistakes, and Myths about Export Controls [PDF]

“It’s commercial off-the-shelf, so it’s not controlled”

Wrong!  The following are just a few examples of commercial off-the-shelf  items that are highly controlled for export:

Another reason this is wrong:

It’s a fundamental research project, so export controls don’t apply”

“If I carry it with me in my carry-on luggage, I don’t have to worry about export controls”

The bottom line:  Don’t assume, ask the Export Control Officer (512) 475-7963 or ivey@austin.utexas.edu