What is an export?

An export is an actual shipment or transmission of items, services or technical data subject to the EAR or the ITAR out of the U.S., or release of technology, software, or technical data subject to either EAR or ITAR to a foreign national in the U.S. Technology, software, or technical data is "released" for export through:

• Visual inspection by foreign national of U.S. origin equipment and facilities;

• Oral exchanges of information in the U.S. or abroad;

• Transfer or shipment via any means (physical or electronic) to a foreign entity

• Providing a service, or the application to situations abroad of personal knowledge or technical experience acquired in the U.S.