All university personnel who engage in international shipping are responsible for ensuring compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations. The shipment of certain items, software or technology outside of the U.S. may require an export license before the item, software or technology may be shipped abroad. To assist in determining if an export license is required, it is recommended that you complete the International Shipment Export Review Form and submit it to your campus export control contact as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least ten (10) days prior to shipment. If the item, software or technology is not export controlled, the requisite review and approval may only take a few minutes. However, if an export license is required, the process may take several weeks.
Before shipping any item, software or technology outside the United States there are four basic questions university personnel need to consider when determining if an export license may be required.
|What is being shipped?|
If the item, software or technology is listed on the United State Munitions List (USML) or Commerce Department's Commerce Control List (CCL) may require an export license. Your campus export control contract can assist in conducting the requisite screening through Visual Compliance. If the item, software or technology you intend to ship appears on either list, you may need an export license.
|Where is it going?|
The destination country determines the licensing requirements. Even if the item, software or technology is not on the CCL or USML, you may be prohibited from shipping it to certain countries that are subject to sanctions or embargoes. While your campus export control contact can conduct the requisite screening through Visual Compliance, you may access the current list of sanctioned or embargoes countries at:
If you are shipping an item, software or technology to a sanctioned or embargoes country, you may need an export license.
|Who is it going to?|
The recipient of the shipment may not be on any of the denied parties lists for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, re-exports or transfers of items. While your campus export control contact can conduct the requisite screening through Visual Compliance, you may access the current list(s) of denied parties via the Consolidated Screening List. If the intended recipient appears on one of these lists, contact the System Export Control Officer.
|What will they do with it?|
The end-use of the item, software or technology cannot be subject to the EAR's general end-use prohibitions. If the item, software, or technology is designed or adapted for a military application, or may be used in connection with or related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destructions or terrorism, it is unlikely that you will be able to ship the item, software or technology outside the United States. If the end-use may be prohibited, contact the System Export Control Officer.