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Export Compliance Program

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulation (EAR) are two important United States export control laws that affect the manufacturing, sales and distribution of technology.  These regulations seek to control access to specific types of technology and associated data.  The overarching goal of these regulations and associated legislation is to prevent the disclosure or transfer of sensitive information to a foreign national.  ITAR contains a United States Munitions List (USML) of restricted articles and services.  EAR contains a Commerce Control List (CCL) of regulated commercial items, including those items that have both military and commercial applications. 

New Mexico Tech’s efforts to comply with the ITAR and EAR are contained in the attached document.  It is a framework for NMT employees engaged in development, research, testing, evaluation, use and possible export of technology that is beyond Fundamental Research.  This document is intended to provide a basic understanding of export control regulations together with instructions regarding common NMT activities, which may involve an export.  Appendix A supplements this manual, providing useful acronyms, Terms and Definitions. 

The aim of NMT’s Export Compliance Program is to achieve and sustain an exceptional program of compliance with export laws, regulations, codes and statues, by all University’ activities and to implement this program in the most “business friendly” manner possible.

New Mexico Tech has a subscription to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). There are various trainings available including export control. Please visit citiprogram.org. If you do not have account please register for an account under New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. The Export Compliance courses available have various modules that are applicable depending on your role and what type of research you are doing.