What are Export Controls?
Export controls are a body of federal regulations that regulate:
Disclosure, shipment, use, transfer, or transmission of any item, commodity, material, technical information, technology, software, or encrypted software for the benefit of a foreign person or foreign entity anywhere (including the transfer of controlled information within the U.S. “deemed export”);
Transactions and the provision of services involving prohibited countries, persons or entities based on trade sanctions, embargoes and travel restrictions; and
Certain transactions with persons or entities designated on a federal restricted parties lists.
Do I Need to Comply?
All members of the Campus Community MUST comply with U.S. export control laws when conducting any Activity:
- on University controlled premises, or
- on behalf of the University at any domestic location, or
- on behalf of the University at any foreign location.
Stony Brook University Policy P212 defines Campus Community, Activity and University.
How Do I Comply?
The Office of the Vice President for Research supports the Campus Community with their compliance with export control laws by providing:
What Can Happen if I Don't Comply?
Penalties, fines, and sanctions (and in some cases jail time) can be imposed on the individual and/or the university for violation of the regulations. Voluntary disclosures can be made by the University to the federal agencies and may result in reduced penalties and/or sanctions if it is found that a violation had occurred.