ITAR exemption for personal crypto use

[23 February 1996] U.S. citizens who want to take crypto products abroad with them on trips may now find it a little easier than before. The State Department has amended the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations to ease the burden on U.S. citizens desiring to export cryptographic products temporarily for personal use, excluding use for copying, demonstration, sale, re-export, or transfer of ownership or control. The traveler is required to keep the product secure by "locking the product in a hotel room, safe, or other comparably secure location; and, while in transit, the exporter keeps the product in his/her carry-on luggage or locked in baggage accompanying the exporter which has been checked with the carrier." The policy does not apply to travel to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan or Syria, and it requires that the traveler maintain records of the export and subsequent re-import for five years. Full text.