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Policy

Export Regulations for Online Courses

Online Courses

Export controls and trade sanctions must be considered and, unless specifically excluded, applied to online courses. As is generally the case with universities, UD online courses possibly may be excluded from export control and trade sanction regulations.

  • Per EAR regulations, information and software that “are released by instruction in a catalog course or associated teaching laboratory of an academic institution” are not subject to the EAR. 15 CFR 734.3(b)(3)(iii). Please note that some encryption technology is excluded from this EAR exclusion.
  • Per ITAR regulations, the definition of Technical Data subject to ITAR “does not include information concerning general scientific, mathematical or engineering principles commonly taught in schools, colleges and universities.” 22 CFR 120.10(b).2
  • OFAC legislation provides in 50 USC 1702(b)(3):
      (b) The authority granted to the President by this section does not include the authority to regulate or prohibit, directly or indirectly—

      (3) the importation from any country, or the exportation to any country, whether commercial or otherwise, regardless of format or medium of transmission, of any information or informational materials, including but not limited to, publications, films, posters, phonograph records, photographs, microfilms, microfiche, tapes, compact disks, CD ROMs, artworks and news wire feeds.

    UD courses generally may be classified as “information and informational materials.” The online presentation does not alter this characterization. Therefore, pursuant to the OFAC legislation cited above, online courses typically are not OFAC-prohibited.

  • Exclusions do not apply to all subject matter that may be presented in online courses. The provision of principles not commonly taught in schools, colleges and universities, defense services, ITAR technical data, encryption technology and nuclear technology may not be excluded from control.
  • Online courses cannot be taught to students from OFAC-sanctioned countries without a license. Currently comprehensive or selective sanctioned countries include the Balkans, Belarus, Burunda, Central African Republic, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan and Darfur, Syria, Ukraine/Russia, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe. The list of sanctioned countries is updated periodically – https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx.

Questions regarding UD online course compliance with export controls and trade sanctions should be directed to UDresearch@udel.edu.

 

Policy Details:

OWNER: UD Research Regulatory Affairs

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: Research Office

ORIGINATION DATE: October 3, 2018

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