BEFORE each shipment, it is important to consider:
It is important to consider all of the above before each shipment as federal regulations change frequently.
What is the item or information?
Review what is being shipped to ensure they are not controlled for export. If the item is export controlled, you may be required to obtain a license from the federal government for your export and in some situations, a license may not be granted. The Export Control Compliance Review Flow Chart may be used as a tool in the analysis of your shipment.
Where is it going?
International shipments should be reviewed prior to shipping to ensure they are being shipped to a sanctioned country. Export controlled items shipped to an entity (company, organization, university, contact, etc.) in the US must be reviewed prior to shipment to ensure they are not being exported to an entity on the Denied Persons Lists (DPL).
Who will receive it?
Ensure your items will not be exported to an entity on the Denied Persons Lists (DPL). A denied persons screening only takes seconds and can be performed by your Sponsored Projects administrator.
What will be the end-use?
Ensure you understand what the end-use of any shipments. Export Control regulations impose the responsibility on the exporter to apply for a license when he either (a) "knows", or (b) is informed by BIS, that the end use of a shipment will be for unauthorized purposes, even though the shipment would not ordinarily require a license.
For more information regarding shipping equipment internationally, refer to ORI’s International Shipping Primer, or contact Ted Myatt, Director of Research Integrity.