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Introduction to Export Controls

What are Export Controls?

Export controls are a body of federal regulations that regulate:

Disclosure, shipment, use, transfer, or transmission of any item, commodity, material, technical information, technology, software, or encrypted software for the benefit of a foreign person or foreign entity anywhere (including the transfer of controlled information within the U.S. “deemed export”).

Transactions and the provision of services involving prohibited countries, persons or entities based on trade sanctions, embargoes and travel restrictions.

Certain transactions with persons or entities designated on a federal restricted parties lists.

Common Definitions and Terms

Common Acronyms

Do I Need to Comply?

All members of the Campus Community must comply with U.S. export control laws when conducting any Activity

(1) on University controlled premises, or

(2) on behalf of the University at any domestic location, or

(3) on behalf of the University at any foreign location.

Please refer to P212 for definitions of Campus Community, Activity and University.

How Do I Comply?

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides a variety of CAMPUS TRAINING RESOURCES and GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS (step by step procedures) to support the Campus Community with their compliance with export control laws.

What Can Happen if I Don't Comply?

Penalties, fines, and sanctions (and in some cases jail time) can be imposed on the individual and/or the university for violation of the regulations. Voluntary disclosures can be made by the University to the federal agencies and may result in reduced penalties and/or sanctions if it is found that a violation had occurred.

How Can I Contact SBU's Export Control Officer?


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