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Export Compliance at UNC-Chapel Hill

Export control regulations are a complex set of laws designed to control the transfer of information, technology, software, other items, and services considered to be important to the U.S. due to concerns regarding national security, economic competitiveness, or support of international treaties and foreign policy.

The Export Compliance Office at UNC-Chapel Hill has the mission of ensuring University compliance with all applicable export control laws, regulations, and sanctions. Housed in the Division of Institutional Integrity and Risk Management (IIRM), University compliance with export controls is achieved through the enterprise-wide management of export compliance risks affiliated with the various international functions of the University and its members. The Export Compliance Office is dedicated to helping University personnel understand and adhere to export controls, while facilitating the open sharing of research results, scholarship, and the University’s global mission. The University’s leadership is committed to export compliance.

Strategic Objectives

  1. Harmonize Export Program with Input from Regulators.
  2. Manage Trade Compliance Risks for International Transfers.
  3. Enhance Export Compliance Management for Research.
  4. Systematically Enhance Export Control Auditing.
  5. Expand Existing Training and Outreach.
Contact the University Export Compliance Team at



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Spring 2023 Carolina Compliance Corner Newsletter

April 5, 2023

This is the first edition of the Central Compliance Office’s quarterly newsletter. The Carolina Compliance Corner is your place for updates on compliance policies, processes, and resources across Carolina’s campus.

Export Compliance Guide for International Travel

December 21, 2022

Export Controls involve the requirement to obtain a license (authorization) from the U.S. federal government prior to exporting certain items outside of the United States to certain countries and for certain end-uses.

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Export Compliance Guidance Document for Antiboycott Rules

December 21, 2022

Antiboycott regulations were designed, implemented, and maintained by the Department of Treasury and the Department of Commerce to prohibit U.S. companies from complying with aspects of foreign countries’ boycotts that are not supported by the United States.