U.S. export control exists to protect the national security and foreign policy interests of this country. Export control govern the shipment, transmission, or transfer of regulated items, information and software to foreign countries, persons or entities.
There is a complex network of federal agencies and inter-related regulations that govern exports collectively referred to as “Export Control.”
In brief, Export Control regulate the shipment or transfer, by whatever means, of controlled items, software, technology, or services out of U.S. (termed an
). Perhaps of even more consequence, is that the government also restricts the release of certain information to foreign nationals here in the U.S. (referred to as a
Florida Atlantic University is committed to complying with all United States export control laws and regulations, including those implemented by the Department of State through its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Department of Commerce through its Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Treasury Department through its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
In order to ensure compliance, researchers at Florida Atlantic University must review this website and related materials and carefully consider these issues in connection with every research project.
Non-compliance with export control can result in severe monetary and criminal penalties against both an individual as well as the university, and can result in the loss of research contracts, governmental funding, and the ability to export items.