International Shipping at Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) faculty, staff, and students frequently ship items internationally when collaborating with outside entities for research purposes. All international shipments made on behalf of FAU must comply with export control laws and regulations. Certain international shipments may require an export control license depending on the contents of the shipment, the country of destination, the individual and entity receiving the shipment, and the intended “end-use” of the shipment.
All FAU faculty, staff, and students who engage in international shipping are responsible for ensuring compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations. Violations of these laws and regulations may result in civil and criminal penalties. FAU’s Export Control Officer will assist in evaluating whether a particular shipment requires an export control license. To seek assistance, please complete the “International Shipping Review Request Form” located within the “Forms” page of this website and submit it to FAU’s Export Control Officer.
It is advised that all FAU faculty, staff, and students complete and submit the “International Shipping Review Request Form” as far in advance as possible as the process of obtaining an export control license may take several months. As required by federal law, all FAU faculty, staff, and students engaging in international shipments are required to maintain the shipment’s records for a period of five (5) years from the date of the export.