Office of Export Controls

The Office of Export Controls (OEC) is a resource provided to help Duke University researchers and staff remain compliant with U.S. laws controlling the export (or disclosure) of both goods and technology and with sanctions upon certain foreign countries.  Whether you are shipping research materials to another country, have questions about foreign visitors and sensitive information, or need help navigating prohibited activities for international projects, our office is here to guide and assist. 

OEC also provides help with the following:

  • Applications for export licenses and import permits
  • Travel to sanctioned countries
  • Anti-bribery compliance
  • Customs clearance formalities
  • Screening for debarred parties


Note:  It is the policy of Duke University to fully abide by all federal and state laws and regulations that pertain to export controls, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions and embargoes regulations.



Get in touch with our office to answer any questions you have on Export Controls.

Shipping or traveling Internationally?

Click here to submit an export classification request.

What can we help with?

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Exporting from Duke

  • Equipment / Physical goods
  • Technology / Technical Data
  • Export Licenses & EEI Filing
  • Debarred Entities (Restricted Parties Screening)
  • Shipping Logistics

Working with Foreign Nationals & Entities

  • Research Projects
  • Sharing sensitive or proprietary data
  • Know who you're working with (debarred entities)
  • Foreign government interactions
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Travel Issues

  • Travel to embargoed countries
  • Duke registry / Insurance
  • Taking your laptop or equipment
  • Anti-Boycott Regulations
  • Attending conferences

Sanctioned Countries

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria

Importing to Duke

  • Customs clearance requirements
  • Special Permits
  • Brokerage Info


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  • Important Links
  • Documents
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