General Lab Information

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)

The Department of Commerce's export control authorities under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are broad and include most U.S. origin items and some internationally sourced items that are considered dual-use (possessing both commercial and military proliferation applications), as well as certain purely commercial and munition items:

BIS Website (

eCFR :: 15 CFR Parts 730-774 | EAR

eCFR :: 15 CFR Part 772 | EAR Definitions of Terms

U.S. Department of State (DOS), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls administers International Traffic in Arms Regulations, ITAR, which governs the manufacture, export, and temporary import of defense articles, the furnishing of defense services, and brokering activities involving items described on the United States Munitions List (USML):

Home - DDTC Public Portal (

22 CFR Parts 120-130 | DDTC Website (

eCFR :: 22 CFR Parts 120-130 | ITAR

eCFR :: 22 CFR Part 120 | ITAR Definitions

eCFR :: 27 CFR 447.21 | U.S. Munitions Import List (USMIL)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

The Department of Energy has statutory responsibility for authorizing the transfer of unclassified nuclear technology and assistance to foreign atomic energy activities within the United States or abroad:

Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities (10 CFR Part 810)

10 CFR Part 810 | DOE Website (

eCFR : 10 CFR Part 810 - Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities

eCFR :: 41 CFR Chapter 109 | DOE Property Management Regulations

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material
This regulation prescribes licensing, enforcement, and rulemaking procedures and criteria, under the Atomic Energy Act, for the export of nuclear equipment and material, and the import of nuclear equipment and material:

10 CFR PART 110 | NRC Website (

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs

Establishes National Nuclear Security Agency policy and procedures for nuclear weapon-related import and export activities under the Atomic Energy Act.

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Office of Foreign Assets Control administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States:

OFAC - Sanctions Programs and Information | U.S. Department of the Treasury

eCFR :: 31 CFR Parts 501-599| OFAC

Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA)

Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) Website (

Guidance to Department of Defense (DOD) Components on Export Controls

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

USDA APHIS | Imports and Exports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Treasury

eCFR :: 19 CFR Chapter I, Parts 0-199

U.S. Census Bureau

eCFR :: 15 CFR Part 30 | Foreign Trade Regulations