Procedure/Standard 2012-14, Supplemental Information Form 6 Version 2: 11-25-2013
*15 CFR 772.1 page 14
EXPORT LICENSE EXCEPTION (BAG) CERTIFICATION
for Export Administration Regulations (EAR) controlled Items, Technology, and Software
“Baggage” Traveler Certification
Dates of travel:
Instructions: This form applies to travel with personal laptops, smart phones and other electronic media
storage owned by the individual. Review, complete, and sign this letter. Carry one copy with luggage to present to
Customs if requested or in the event of a search.
Background: The export of items, technology, commercial software, and encryption code is subject to
export control regulations (this includes laptops, PDAs and digital storage devices). The Department of
Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR) makes an exception to licensing requirements for
the temporary export or reexport of certain items, technology, or software for personal or professional use
as long as the criteria to which you are certifying below are met. The exception does not apply to any
EAR satellite or space-related equipment, components, or software, or to any technology associated with
high-level encryption products. In addition, this exception does not apply to items, technology, data, or
software regulated by the Department of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Items Eligible for BAG Exemption
(15 CFR 740.14)
Items NOT Eligible for Exemption
Laptops, tablets, smart-phones and other electronic
storage media, commercial encryption commodities
and software for personal use while traveling abroad.
Items, technology, data, or software designed for military or
dual-use purposes. Satellite or space-related equipment,
components, or software, or any technology associated with
high-level encryption products.
CERTIFICATION: This letter is to certify that I am hand-carrying the items identified below for personal
use purposes, in accordance with the15 CFR 740.14 “BAG” exemption to the above named countries. By
using the License Exceptions I are certifying that the conditions for the use of the License Exception
described in the EAR, and listed below, have been met.
Detailed Description of Items, Technology or Software to which this Certification applies:
1. I personally own the items, technology, or software I am taking abroad to the above named countries.
2. I am not shipping the items as unaccompanied baggage;
3. The items, technology, or software are intended for necessary and appropriate personal use only;
4. The items, technology, or software are not intended for sale or other disposal;
5. I will return the items, technology, or software to the U.S.;
6. I will keep the items, technology, or software under my “effective control” while abroad (defined as
retaining physical possession of item or keeping it secured in a place such as a hotel safe, a bonded
warehouse, or a locked or guarded exhibition facility*);
7. I will take security precautions to protect against unauthorized release of the technology while the
technology is being shipped or transmitted and used abroad such as:
a. use of secure connections when accessing e-mail and other business activities that involve
the transmission and use of the technology,
b. use of password systems on electronic devices that store technology, and
c. use of personal firewalls on electronic devices that store the technology;
8. I will not ship or hand-carry the items, technology or software to Iran, Syria, Cuba, North
Korea, or Sudan.
Signed: ___________________________________ Date: _______________________
[Name of University Traveler]