Category: University Trade Compliance

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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3 Key EAR Compliance Changes You Should Be Aware Of

3 Key EAR Compliance Changes You Should Be Aware Of

02/13/2017

The Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) continue to take Export Control Reform (ECR) steps.   How do the EAR Compliance changes affect your company or university?  Here are...


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Export Control Considerations for University Compliance

Export Control Considerations for University Compliance

01/11/2017

What is the first thing you think of when it comes to university faculty? Teaching. Research. While those two words are very simple, they result in multiple intersections with the U.S. Export Control Regulations. Requirements can stem from the Department...


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The Dropped Case

The Dropped Case

10/08/2015

Avoid Export Violations By Determining If Your Technology Falls Under EAR's CCL or ITAR's USML The case of Professor Xiaoxing Xi is…well…no longer a case. Charges against the university professor have been dropped by the U.S. Department of Justice. It...


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Ensure Comprehensive Oversight By University Export Control Leaders

Ensure Comprehensive Oversight By University Export Control Leaders

09/14/2015

University Export Controls Enforcement And so it continues...the latest case of university export controls enforcement involves a professor from Ohio State University. This was announced just months after the preceding academic case involving a Physics Department Chair. The case has...


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Food for Thought on the Latest University Enforcement Case

Food for Thought on the Latest University Enforcement Case

05/27/2015

5 Important Trade Compliance Concepts The latest university export enforcement case involves Temple University’s Physics Department Chair, Xiaoxing Xi, who is a naturalized U.S. citizen. On May 14, 2015 Xi was indicted by the U.S. District Court on four charges...


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