UC issues new policy on export controls

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Scott Brandt, Vice Chancellor for Research

The University of California Office of the President has issued a new policy on export controls, effective June 21, 2018. The policy underscores UC’s commitment to compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, which define the conditions under which certain information, technologies, and commodities can be exported overseas to anyone, including U.S. citizens, or shared with a foreign national within the United States.

The policy is available online.

At UC Santa Cruz, the Office of Research is building an export control program to enhance resources and tools to support the campus community in international research activities. These resources and tools are intended to help members of the campus community be aware of potential issues and seek the advice of the Export Control Office to determine license requirements, obtain required licenses, and provide assistance with technology control plan requirements.

Typical UC Santa Cruz transactions or activities that may have export control implications include:

  • collaborating with a foreign institution, person, or entity;
  • shipping or hand carrying equipment, items, samples or controlled data internationally;
  • receiving export controlled data, materials, or research samples;
  • agreements that include publication or foreign national restrictions;
  • foreign national’s access to export controlled items or information; or
  • transactions or international travel involving sanctioned countries such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.

Export controls are laws that aim to protect national security, economic interest, and support foreign policy. Export control is a shared responsibility and violations for the U.S. export control regulations can result in personal and institutional liability, including fines and imprisonment. UC Santa Cruz is committed to providing assistance to researchers to comply the U.S. export control regulations.

More Information is available online or by emailing export@ucsc.edu.