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Vanderbilt Export Compliance

Export-controlled items are information or materials that the U.S. government has determined have military applications and must be strictly controlled and handled. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) regulate exports of items specifically designed for military applications. Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) regulate exports of commercial items that have both civilian uses as well as potential military applications (“dual-use” items). A main objective of both ITAR and EAR is to prevent foreign citizens, industry, or governments, or their representatives, from obtaining information that is contrary to the national security interests of the United States.

Vanderbilt University is a teaching and research environment dedicated to openness and the free exchange of fundamental research. However, the University recognizes that certain activities may be subject to federal export control and, therefore, is committed to complying with U.S. laws and regulations. The Vanderbilt Export Compliance (VEC) office is dedicated to providing assistance and centralized resources for all Vanderbilt export control-related activities.