It is the policy of West Texas A&M University to comply with the United States export control laws and regulations, including, without limitation, those implemented by the Department of Commerce through its Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Department of State through its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), as well as those imposed by the Treasury Department through its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
WTAMU has an obligation to implement an export control compliance program to reduce the risk of export control violations. All employees and students are responsible for the export control implications of their work and must ensure that their activities conform to export control laws and regulations. There are several institutional and individual sanctions for violations of export control laws and regulations, including the loss of research funding, the loss of export privileges, and criminal and civil penalties.
The export of certain items, technologies, software, and services is regulated for reasons for national security, foreign policy, prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and competitive trade. Export control laws restrict the shipment, transmission or transfer of certain items, software, technology and services from the United States to foreign countries. Export control laws also restrict the shipment, transmission, or transfer of ‘deemed exports’ which are releases of controlled physical items or controlled information to foreign nationals located in the United States.
In general, export control regulations cover four main types of university activities:
- Transfers of controlled information, including technical data, to persons and entities outside the United States;
- Shipment of controlled physical items, such as scientific equipment, that require export licenses from the United States to a foreign country;
- Verbal, written, electronic, or visual disclosures of controlled scientific and technical information related to export controlled items to foreign nationals (“deemed exports”), even when it occurs within the United States; and
- Travel to certain sanctioned or embargoed countries for purposes of teaching or performing research.
For more information, contact:
Kaaren Downey, Director, Sponsored Research Services (email@example.com) Office: 651.3554
WTAMU Institutional Export Control Committee (click the link for committee membership)
The Institutional Export Control committee is charged with the implementation of the export control compliance program (15.02.99.w1) to reduce the risk of export control violations.
TrainTraq Course 2111212: Export Controls & Embargo Training - Basic Course
TAMUS Policy and Rule
TAMUS System Policy: 15.02
WTAMU Rule: 15.02.99.W1
Texas A&M Export Control Compliance Program Manual
TAMUS Export Control Web site
TEES Export Control site
Federal Agency Links:
Export Administration Regulation (EAR)
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
Restricted Party Screening Form