Export Controlled Items

Overview of types of export controlled item and their listings, including the US Munitions List (USML), the Commerce Control List (CCL) and controlled pathogen/toxin and chemical lists.

Munitions and Dual-Use Items

Items, information, and software subject to US Export Control Laws and used in a university environment are generally categorized on the following two lists:

US Munitions List (USML) - (ITAR)

Published by the US State Department in its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

  • Category I
    Firearms, Close Assault Weapons, and Combat Shotguns
  • Category II
    Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms, and Toxins
  • Category III
  • Category IV
    Launch Vehicles, Guided Missiles, Ballistic Missiles, Rockets, Torpedoes, Bombs, and Mines
  • Category V
    Explosives and Energetic Materials, Propellants, Incendiary Agents, and Their Constituents
  • Category VI
    Vessels of War and Special Naval Equipment
  • Category VII
    Tanks and Military Vehicles
  • Category VIII
    Aircraft and Associated Equipment
  • Category IX
    Military Training Equipment
  • Category X
    Protective Personnel Equipment
  • Category XI
    Military Electronics
  • Category XII
    Fire Control, Range Finder, Optical, Guidance, and Control Equipment
  • Category XIII
    Auxiliary Military Equipment
  • Category XIV
    Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and Associated Equipment
  • Category XV
    Spacecraft Systems and Associated Equipment
  • Category XVI
    Nuclear Weapons, Design, and Testing Related Items
  • Category XVII
    Classified Articles, Technical Data, and Defense Services Not Otherwise Enumerated
  • Category XVIII
    Directed Energy Weapons
  • Category XX
    Submersible Vessels, Oceanographic, and Associated Equipment

Commerce Control List (CCL) - (EAR)

Published by the US Commerce Department in its Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

Chemicals, Chemical Agent Precursors, Propellants, Explosives, and Energetic Materials

The ITAR controls certain military-related chemicals, chemical agent precursors, propellants, explosives and energetic materials at Category V and Category XIV of the US Munitions List (USML). In addition, under the provisions of the International Chemical Weapons Convention, the United States may require special declarations related to chemical shipments under either the ITAR or the EAR.

Pathogens and Toxins

Department of Commerce dual-use export control-listed pathogens and toxins are listed below. These pathogens and toxins are found on the Commerce Control List (CCL) in Category 1 at ECCNs 1C351 through 1C360. Please note that export controls also apply to genetic elements and genetically modified organisms that contain DNA associated with the pathogenicity of these biological materials. Severe civil and/or criminal penalties apply to international shipments without an export license of ANY export controlled pathogen or genetic material containing the controlled DNA.

You will need to contact exportcontrols@uoregon.edu if your research requires an export controlled pathogen or genetic material containing the controlled DNA to be sent outside of the US so that an export license application can be prepared. Export licenses take 4-6 weeks for approval, so please plan in advance.

Also note that the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controls certain military-related toxins and pathogens at Category XIV of the US Munitions List (USML). The ITAR treats as a defense article any "biological agent or biologically derived substance specifically developed or modified to increase its capability to produce casualties in humans or livestock or to degrade equipment or damage crops." These ITAR export control-listed biological materials will also require an export license. Furthermore, foreign nationals may not access ITAR-controlled biological materials or their disclosure-restricted technologies in the US without government approval.

In the unlikely event that you need access to a disclosure-restricted ITAR controlled biological material or its technology at, you must first contact exportcontrols@uoregon.edu.


African horse sickness virus

African swine fever virus

Andean potato latent virus (Potato Andean latent tymovirus)

Andes virus

Avian Influenza identified as having high pathogenicity *





Bacillus anthracis

Blue Tongue virus

Brucella abortus

Brucella melitensis

Brucella suis

Burkholderia mallei (Pseudomonas mallei)

Burkholderia pseudomallei


Botulinum toxins


Chapare virus

Chikungunya virus

Chlamydophilia psittaci (Chlamydia psittaci)

Choclo virus

Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies sepedonicus (Corynebacterium sepedonicum)

Clostridium Argentinense, botulinum neurotoxin producing strains (Clostricium botulinum Type G)

Clostridium baratii, botulinum neurotoxin producing strains

Clostridium botulinum

Clostridium butyricum

Clostridium perfringens (epsilon toxin producing type)

Coccidioides immitis

Coccidioides posadasii

Cochliobolus miyabeanus (Helminthosporium oryzae)

Colletotrichum kahawae (Colleototrichum coffeanum var. virulans)

Congo-Crimean haemorrhagic fever virus

Coxiella burnetii


Cholera toxin

Clostridium perfringens toxin



Dengue fever virus

Dobrava-Belgrade virus


Diacetoxyscirpenol toxin


Eastern equine encephalitis virus

Ebola virus


Foot and Mouth Disease virus

Francisella tularensis


Goat Pox virus

Guanarito virus


Hantaan virus

Hendra virus


HT-2 toxin


none listed


Japanese Encephalitis virus

Junin virus


Kyasanur Forest virus


Laguna Negra virus

Lassa fever virus

Louping Ill virus

Lujo virus

Lumpy Skin Disease virus

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus

Lyssa virus


­­­­­­­­­­­­­Machupo virus

Magnaporthea grisea (Pyricularia oryzae)

Marburg virus

Microcyclus ulei (Dothidella ulei)

Monkeypox virus

Murray Valley encephalitis virus

Mycoplasma capricolum subspecies capripneumonaie (strain F38)

Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides small colony (contagious bovine pleuroneumonia)


Microcystin (Cyanginosin)

Modeccin toxin


Newcastle disease virus

Nipah virus


Omsk haemorrhagic fefer virus

Oropouche Virus


Peronosclerospora philippinensis (Peronosclerospora sacchari)

Peste des Petitis Ruminants virus

Phoma glycinicola (Pyrenochaeta glycines)

Porcine enterovirus type 9 (swine vesicular disease virus)

Porcine herpes virus (Aujeszky's disease)

Potato spindle tuber viroid

Powassan virus

Puccinia Graminis (Puccinia graminis f. sp. Tritici)

Puccinia striiformis (Puccinia glumarum)


none listed


Ralstonia solanacearum Race 3, biovar 2

Rathayibacter toxicus

Reconstructed replication competent forms of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus containing any portion of the coding regions of all eight gene segment

Rickettsia prowazekii

Rift Valley fever virus

Rinderpest virus

Rocio virus




Sabia virus

Salmonella typhi

SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV)

Sclerophthora rayssiae var.zeae

Seoul virus

Sheep Pox virus

Shigella dysenteriae

Sin Nombre virus

St. Louis encephalitis

Swine Fever virus (Hog cholera virus)

Synchytrium endobioticum



Shiga toxin

Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) of serogroups 026, 045, 0103, 0104, 0111, 0121, 0145, 0157, and other shiga toxin producing serogoups (EGEC or VTEC)

Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins, hemolysin alpha toxin, and toxic shock syndrome toxin (Staphylococcus enterotoxin F)


Teschen Disease virus

Thecaphora solani

Tick-borne encephalitis virus (Far Eastern Subtype)

Tick-borne encephalitis virus (Siberian Subtype)

Tilletia indica


T-2 toxin



none listed


Variola virus

Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis virus

Vesicular stomatitis virus

Vibrio cholerae


Verotoxin and other Shiga-like ribosome inactivating proteins

Viscum Album Lectin 1 (Viscumin)

Volkensin toxin

W, X, Y, Z

Western Equine Encephalitis virus

Xanthmonas alibilineans

Xanthmonas axonopodis pv. Citri (Xanthomonas campestris pv. citri)

Xanthomonas oryzae pv. Oryzae (Pseudomonas campestris pv. Oryzae)

Yellow fever virus

Yersinia pestis

*  AI viruses that have an intravenous pathogenicity index in 6-week-old chickens greater than 1.2; AI viruses that cause at least 75% mortality in 4 to 8 week old chickens infected intravenously; AI viruses of the H5 or H7 should be submitted to further testing