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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration

East Tennessee State University

Deemed Exports

pictureThe Export Administration Regulations (EAR) define a deemed export as the release of technology or source code subject to the EAR to a foreign national in the United States. Any such release is "deemed" to be an export to the home country of the foreign national. Situations that can involve the release of U.S technology or software include:

  • Employees that are foreign nationals involved in specific research, development, and manufacturing activities
  • Foreign students or scholars conducting research
  • Laboratory tours
  • Face-to face
  • Telephone
  • E-mail
  • Fax
  • Sharing of computer files
  • Visual inspections



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