International Shipping

Florida Atlantic University 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. International shipments may require an export license. There are multiple factors that must be considered when assessing the need for an export license, including, but not limited to the country of destination, the individual and entity receiving the shipment, and the intended "end-use" of the shipment.

It is advised that all international shipments undergo a compliance review to assess the need for an export license. At a minimum, each shipment should under the following export control compliance reviews:

(1)   Restricted Party Screenings,
(2)   Classification assessment of the technology or technical data,
(3)   Electronic Export Information Filings, and
(4)   Requirements associated with the appropriate tariff code (Schedule B - HTS).

The individual wishing to ship internationally is 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. It is important to

NOTE: The Fundamental Research Exclusion does not apply to tangible items. In addition, any and all shipments containing items regulated under the ITAR always require an export license. 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.