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Technology Alert List

This cable updates the Technology Alert List (TAL) which was transmitted in November 2000, with particular attention to certain revisions as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The cable also provides additional guidance for its use in cases that may fall under the purview of INA section 212 (a)(3)(a), which renders inadmissible aliens who there is reason to believe are seeking to enter the U.S. to violate U.S. laws prohibiting the export of goods, technology or sensitive information from the U.S. While applicants from any country (including our traditional allies and trading partners), coming to engage in an activity related to one of the “Critical Fields” on the list may be ineligible under this section (if the proposed activity is subject to U.S. technology transfer laws).

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  • Critial Fields List Include:
    • Conventional Munitions
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Rocket Systems and Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Subsystems
    • Navigation, Avionics and Flight Control Useable in Rocket Systems and Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV)
    • Chemical, Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering
      • Biochemistry
      • Pharmacology
      • Immunology
      • Microbiology
      • Pathology
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Neurology
    • Remote Sensing, Imaging and Reconnaissance
    • Advanced Computer/Microelectronic Techonology
    • Materials Technology
    • Information Security
    • Laser and Directed Energy Systems Technology
    • Sensors and Sensor Technology
    • Marine Technology
    • Robotics
    • Urban Planning