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EAR Decision Tree

This Decision Tree allows you to answer a short series of YES or NO questions to determine whether you have a potential issue under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Please use the EAR Tree for any research project where you are transferring items or technologies outside the United States or where foreign nationals (including graduate students at Cornell) are involved.

The EAR broadly regulate the export and re-export of commercial items, and related software and technologies, that could have both civilian and military applications, including certain chemicals; human, animal and plant pathogens; lasers; computers, GPS, semiconductors, and other electronics; and information security and telecommunications items.

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