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Export Control

It is the policy of GS to pursue its mission in teaching, research, and service in a manner that is consistent with the applicable export control regulations while making reasonable efforts to maximize the situations in which the University may claim the benefit of the educational exclusion, public domain or fundamental research exemptions to the regulations.

It is each faculty member’s responsibility to understand the export control requirements related to his or her work and to ensure that no exports are made contrary to U.S. export control regulations.  These regulations have significant potential applications in travel; research; transfers of material, equipment or information; purchasing; surplus property; and contracting.


Export Control Laws and Regulation:

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), implemented by the U.S. Department of State

Export Administration Regulations (EAR), implemented by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), which is part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is responsible for administering and enforcing economic and trade sanctions against certain nations, entities, and individuals.

Sign up for a Visual Compliance Account for access to the export control screening tools, information and searchable regulation.


Plant, Animal or Animal Product Exports:

US FWS Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish and Wildlife

USDA APHIS export and import of Plant Products

USDA APHIS export of Animal Products

USDA APHIS export of Animals

CITES –  Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and Wild Fauna and Flora   – for information on GS permit access contact Danny Gleason,, Director-  Institute for Coastal Plain Science, ICPS


Know more:

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Last updated: 8/19/2020