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What is Export Control?

The University of New Mexico is committed to the highest level of compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations (see Institutional Commitment Memo {link}). Export Controls regulate the shipment or transfer, by whatever means, of controlled items, software, technology, or services out of U.S.

The Export Control Officer (ECO) is here to help UNM faculty, staff, and students understand their export control responsibilities.  In addition, the ECO assists with the application for I-129 visas (see FORMS), review of foreign travel for graduate students (see FORMS), and the purchase or disposition of equipment which may be under export control regulations.

Letter from President Stokes

The U.S. government regulates the transfer of information, commodities, technology, and software considered to be strategically important to the U.S. in the interest of national security, economic and/or foreign policy concerns. There is a complicated network of federal agencies and inter-related regulations (see REGULATIONS/Export Control) that govern exports collectively referred to as “Export Controls.”

The Government also restricts the release of certain information to foreign nationals here in the U.S. This is referred to as a “Deemed Export.”  More and more contracts include Export Control regulations, resulting in the need for appropriate University compliance and oversight. UNM’s Export Control Officer is here to assist with UNM’s compliance and oversight.