Export control regulations are federal laws that prohibit the unlicensed export of certain commodities or information for reasons of national security or protections of trade. Export controls usually arise for one or more of the following reasons:
Jail sentences have been mandated for faculty members who break compliance rules in spending grant dollars and who transgress export controls. For example, a jury convicted a Tennessee professor of illegally exporting information to foreign countries via his graduate students and his trip to a foreign country and sentenced him in July 2009 to four years in federal prison.
In October 2012, the Chancellor signed formal Procedures/Standard 2012-14 and Supplemental Information. These documents provide background information about export control, define general requirements for travel and shipment, and outline individual and university responsibilities.
For additional information, view a PowerPoint presentation on the basics of Export Control, or view the PASSHE Embargo and Export Control Resources (Note: This content is part of PASSHE’s secure intranet, so you will need your Employee Self-Service log-on to access it. Contact IT Support if you do not have your log-on information.) Or, contact one of the IUP designated university officials:
An export is any oral, written, electronic, or visual disclosure, shipment, transfer, or transmission of commodities, technology, information, technical data, assistance, or software codes to
A “foreign national” is any person who is not a
“Foreign national” includes
Most exports do not require government licenses. However, licenses are required for exports that the U.S. government considers “license controlled” under
Note: This text has been copied from the University of Tennessee website.