Before engaging in an international shipment, UGA personnel should contact the Office of Export Control to request review of the shipment. This review will ensure an export license is not needed for the equipment or research material (including pathogens, toxins and biologicals, for example) and 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 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.
Please contact Dan Runge (email@example.com) to begin any international shipment review.
Further detailed information about International Shipping is available here and a list of export controlled items, software, and technology is available here. Any export classification process should include review by the Office of Export Control.