Export Trade Compliance Blog

U.S. OFAC Cuba Sanctions:  Top 4 Things You Need to Know

U.S. OFAC Cuba Sanctions: Top 4 Things You Need to Know

05/12/2021

This article is about an unusual combination:  sanctions and optimism.  I am focusing on economic sanctions with optimism that international travel and international research endeavors will rebound when the world can look at the COVID pandemic in the rearview mirror. ...


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Motivation Behind U.S. Export Controls:  Multilateral Agreements

Motivation Behind U.S. Export Controls: Multilateral Agreements

04/14/2021

Co-Author, Cynthia Roberts, Senior Consultant at Traliance   How many times do export controls compliance leaders hear “Why? That doesn’t make sense”?  The simple response is that it doesn’t need to make sense.  The U.S. government’s export controls regulations are...well,...


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Academic Export Controls Enforcement Case:  5 Things Universities Can Learn

Academic Export Controls Enforcement Case: 5 Things Universities Can Learn

03/09/2021

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under the U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced an administrative settlement of $54,000 with Princeton University for potential export violations that the university self-disclosed.   What can the research compliance and academic community...


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5 Ways COVID-19 Has Impacted University Research Compliance

5 Ways COVID-19 Has Impacted University Research Compliance

10/20/2020

As we each continuously define our own new normal and learn to navigate it, I was reflecting on all the ways the day-to-day issues have changed in the world of research compliance.  This includes, but stretches beyond, export controls compliance.  ...


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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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