Category: University Trade Compliance

Exporting a Coronavirus Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Exporting a Coronavirus Vaccine: What You Need to Know

04/08/2020

18 months.  It’s unsettling to think that it may take that long - or longer- to develop an effective vaccine for the coronavirus.  Many research institutions, universities, and companies are actively partnering with overseas collaborators to fast-track the vaccine development. ...


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Foreign Influence:  Top 3 Things Universities Must Understand

Foreign Influence: Top 3 Things Universities Must Understand

02/04/2020

Co-Author, Mark Peters, Senior Consultant at Traliance   Higher education is seeing concerns unlike anything seen since the Cold War when the United States faced the perceived threat of Soviet Union governments benefiting from scientific discovery at U.S. universities.  At...


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New Decade, New Export Controls Job:  Is it Time to Make a Change?

New Decade, New Export Controls Job: Is it Time to Make a Change?

12/09/2019

As we usher in 2020, why not take a moment to consider your place in the complex world of export controls?  U.S. export controls regulations are only getting more complicated as government requirements on Emerging Technologies are yet to be...


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The Elusive Export Compliance Officer:  How to Hire Staff That Will Stay

The Elusive Export Compliance Officer: How to Hire Staff That Will Stay

06/26/2019

Have an Export Compliance Officer opening?  You think you found the best candidate to handle your EAR, ITAR, and OFAC compliance issues.  Now you want (and need) them to stay and hit the ground running. We’ve seen many Export Compliance...


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Finding the Perfect Export Enforcement Case (Part 1)

Finding the Perfect Export Enforcement Case (Part 1)

02/11/2019

Are you looking for the PERFECT export enforcement case to highlight in your export control training?  You know...the export violation that demonstrates U.S. export controls regulations really do touch your industry, your research field, your size company, and your personnel....


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Guide to Submitting Public Comment to BIS on Export Controls for Emerging Technologies

Guide to Submitting Public Comment to BIS on Export Controls for Emerging Technologies

12/06/2018

Export controls compliance continues to be a dynamic area with a lot of regulatory change.  As the U.S. government figures out the risks of new, innovative technologies to U.S. national security, there is an opportunity for your company or university...


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Export Controls Compliance Training Got You Stumped?

Export Controls Compliance Training Got You Stumped?

09/13/2018

Train your employees.  We all know that this is a key element of any strong export compliance program.  But it’s also one of the hardest elements to establish and drive home. Perhaps it’s even up there with Management Commitment in...


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Export Compliance: Should it Fall Under Research Compliance?

Export Compliance: Should it Fall Under Research Compliance?

01/25/2018

Export compliance at a university is not just about the research.  Is research a significant factor affecting an institution’s compliance needs?  Yes.  And that’s why many universities and non-profit research centers place export controls oversight (for EAR compliance, ITAR restrictions,...


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Export Controls: 5 Ways to Monitor Changing U.S. Regulations in the Coming Year

Export Controls: 5 Ways to Monitor Changing U.S. Regulations in the Coming Year

12/07/2017

Now is the time to think strategically about the new year.  How will you stay on top of dynamic export controls regulations and remain compliant?  As the Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative continues, there are still some crucial pending changes...


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Are Your Faculty Contacting BIS, DDTC, and OFAC Directly?

Are Your Faculty Contacting BIS, DDTC, and OFAC Directly?

09/12/2017

Yes.  It’s true.  This does happen.  If the export control compliance efforts are lacking at your institution, it may even be happening at your university!  Let’s walk through 3 reasons why this line of communication is less than perfect.  And,...


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