The Office of Research Integrity processes requests for export control activity assessments to determine if the equipment is controlled and to verify that receiving entity is not contained in the U.S. government restricted, denied, debarred, designated or blocked persons lists restricted party screening prior to any type of transaction. The export control activity assessment is a compliance control that prevents the shipping of export controlled technologies overseas without a commodity classification / jurisdiction from the Commerce or State Department.
Before sending any equipment outside of the United States, please allow us to assist you in completing the necessary forms to ensure your lab and the university is in full compliance.
What happens if you don’t get an export license? Fines, sanctions and loss of export can occur. For example, the Bureau of Industry and Security recently issued an order imposing a $75,000 fine against a New York company. The company exported oscilloscopes controlled for nuclear nonproliferation and/or antiterrorism reasons under the Export Administration Regulations to a Chinese university listed on the BIS Entity List.
Common lab equipment such as an oscilloscope may require an export license. We can assist in making that determination.
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If you have any questions, need assistance or are uncertain on how to proceed, please contact the Office of Research Integrity