Exports & Imports
Controlling the Flow of Goods, Data, Money, & Services
Domestic and international rules control the flow of goods, information, services, and money across borders—whether shipped or hand-carried. These export and import control rules exist for purposes of national security, public health, and environmental or agricultural protection. Projects involving the transport of technology, cash, scientific equipment, and biological samples are often subject to the most regulations and may require special permits. Although the rules may seem complicated, Harvard has the resources, vendors, and knowledge to ensure you’re in accordance with the laws and regulations for the item’s origin and destination.
Note: Due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. government imposed severe financial sanctions on Russia and individuals and entities supporting the Russian government in Russia, Belarus, and certain regions of the Ukraine. Review the latest guidance to determine impacts to your research, collaborations, shipments, payments, travel, and other Harvard-related activities.