You are taking your laptop overseas under the TMP license exception, what are your obligations?

The TMP license exception, applies to the Export Administration Regulations and not the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  A laptop must be “clean” - may not contain any export controlled technical data - to be eligible for the TMP license exception. In addition, the following must be followed: 

  • you MUST retain exclusive control of the equipment at all times
  • you MUST not let the equipment be used by anyone in the foreign country
  • you MUST not intend to keep these items in these countries for longer than one year
  • you MUST verify that no government licenses are required

Go to International Travel for additional consideration for traveling.

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