Before agreeing to provide an international sale or service, product, or international shipment, UGA personnel should contact the Office of Export Control to request review of the transaction. This review will ensure an export license is not needed for the provision of the service or international shipment and include a due diligence review of the end-use and end-user at the foreign destination.
The Department of Commerce has taken export enforcement actions, including imposing monetary settlements, against U.S. academic institutions for unlicensed export of strains and recombinants of animal pathogens to non-U.S. research institutions as well as for shipments of basic research equipment to embargoed non-U.S. research institutions.
Detailed information about International Shipping is available here and a list of export controlled items, software, and technology is available here. UGA employees also have access to the university’s “restricted party screening tool,” Visual Compliance.
Please contact Dan Runge at email@example.com to begin due diligence.