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What does Export Controls do?

Export Control regulations is an umbrella term for a complex framework that governs certain technology and information from being shared outside of the United States. The regulations seek to control the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other military and civilian technology, for national security reasons. In addition to export controls, UNC’s Export Compliance Office is responsible for sanctions compliance. Sanctions are implemented through the U.S. Treasury Department and range from complete trade embargoes (of any U.S. origin items) to targeted individual sanctions, with the goal of effectuating U.S. foreign policy in other countries.

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