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What is an export?
An export is any oral, written, electronic or visual disclosure, shipment, transfer or transmission of commodities, technology, information, technical data, assistance or software codes to anyone outside the U.S. including a U.S. citizen, a "foreign national" wherever they are, and a foreign embassy or affiliate.
Who is a foreign national?
A "Foreign National" is any person who is NOT a:
"Foreign Nationals" include:
How is an export disclosed?
Exports can be disclosed via the following actions:What is a deemed export?
Basically, deemed export is a disclosure of information to foreign nationals on U.S. soil. It is "deemed" to have been exported to that individual's country. Information can take the form of data or technical assistance. Licensing issues may arise when controlled technology is disclosed to foreign students, foreign nationals staff, symposium, conference attendees from other countries, visiting scholars, lab and facilities tours, etc.
What is considered software?
Computer programs or microprograms in either "source code" (programming statements) or "object code" (machine-readable instructions).
What is considered information?
"Technical data" such as models, furmulae, engineering designs; or "Technical assistance" such as training or instruction
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