License Application Requests
Under the EAR, exports of controlled items that do not meet certain license exceptions require prior authorization (licensing) from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), before export.
This requirement applies to outbound shipments of items or data; reexports of items or data; and export of a non-controlled item to a person or entity identified on one of the Government’s Denied Party/Restricted Entity lists. As with the ITAR, there are several different types of BIS licenses required (e.g., individual licenses, deemed export license, etc.) depending on the type of transaction. However, all license templates may be found in the BIS SNAP-R licensing system, which will specify the required range of data necessary to each application type. It is essential that UChicago capture all such data and verify its accuracy prior to submitting a license application package.
Please contact the Export Control Office as soon as possible to initiate a license request, as it may take months to receive a response from the government once the request is submitted.
Items and activities controlled under the ITAR may require licensing or other authorization from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Unless otherwise authorized, ITAR items of any kind must not be exported without proper licensing or authorization from the Department of State. The specific type of license or authorization required depends on the type of export transaction subject to control; for example, temporary versus permanent export licenses. ITAR authorizations also include Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) and Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs).
Note: Each type of license requires its own specific set of data points that DDTC collects through its DTrade application process and associated documentation, such as Transmittal Letters. A Transmittal Letter describes the transaction in detail, including end use, end user profile, ultimate disposition of the item, etc. Therefore, data requirements are specific to the type of license/authorization being used. Before UChicago applies for an ITAR license, it must comply with all DDTC requirements pertaining to registration as an ITAR exporter, Empowered Official (EO) designation and DTrade User status.
For assistance with ITAR and/or EAR licensing, please contact the Export Control Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.