Are you taking something listed on the Commerce Control List (CCL) or United States Munitions List (USML)
? If so, please contact us
. We can help determine whether there are any restrictions for taking that item to the country to where you’re traveling.
Are you taking any written materials (e.g., research files) that are export controlled?
With regard to laptops, tablets, and smartphones: Generally, off-the-shelf, commercially available devices have restrictions only if taken to locations subject to comprehensive U.S. embargoes (i.e., Iran, Sudan, Cuba, etc.)
Warning! What kind of software or information (e.g., research files) is stored on that device?
Is that software or information export controlled?
Case study: Former University of Tennessee at Knoxville John Roth was convicted of several charges relating to export control violations, which included taking a laptop with export controlled information (research relating to drone technology) to China. Click here for a summary of that case.