What are Export Controls?
United States Export Control laws and regulations establish the conditions under which controlled information and items can be transmitted to anyone outside the United States and to foreign persons and entities in the United States. They also restrict or prohibit the transaction of business with certain countries, persons and entities that have been sanctioned by federal agencies as a threat to important U.S. interests. All Tarleton employees and students must be aware of and are responsible for the export control implications of their work and must ensure that their activities conform to export control laws and regulations.
Severe institutional and individual sanctions for violations of export control laws include the loss of research funding, loss of export privileges, as well as civil and criminal penalties including imprisonment. Although many university activities could be excluded from export control laws, some activities may be restricted. The application of export control laws involves a fact-specific analysis. While most exports do not require specific approval from the federal government, certain exports require a license and others are prohibited.
Tarleton State University’s Commitment to Export Control Compliance
Tarleton State University is committed to ensuring compliance with System Policy 15.02, Export Controls Program, Tarleton Rule 15.02.99.T1, Export Control Compliance, and all United States export control laws and regulations, including but not limited to those implemented by the Department of Commerce through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Department of State through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Department of Treasury through the Officer of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Tarleton encourages and supports faculty, staff, students and collaborative relationships in the pursuit of securing resources for the advancement of the university’s mission and goals. The university supports open research and the free interchange of information among scholars and the educational benefit to cultivate and invest in students as professionals that contribute to the advancement of the research, scholarship and economic enhancement of society.
The university also recognizes that the United States has enacted laws and regulations that restrict the shipment, transmission or transfer of certain items, software, technology and services from the United States to foreign countries, as well as “deemed exports” which are releases of controlled technology or source code to foreign persons located in the United States. These federal export control laws and regulations establish the conditions under which controlled information and controlled physical items can be transmitted to anyone outside the United States and to foreign persons in the United States. In addition, the export control laws and regulations restrict or prohibit the transaction of business with certain countries, persons and entities that have been sanctioned by federal agencies as a threat to important United States interests.
Questions related to export controls should be directed to the Department of University Compliance and Strategic Initiatives (CSI) as follows: