In keeping with American University’s commitment to assure due diligence and compliance with the United States federal government export control laws and regulations, this memo informs you of a new posting on the University’s policy webpage. The Export Control Policy and all related documents including a Procedure and Questionnaire document and a Visa Application Questionnaire can be found on the University’s policy page http://www.american.edu/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=2937988.
The export control laws and regulations govern the shipment or exchange of export-controlled materials, services, or information. Exports include not only the shipment or transfer of materials and information to another country, but also the sharing of technical data or information subject to export controls to a foreign national, whether it occurs in the United States or abroad.
In most instances the requirements of U.S. export control laws can be satisfied through reliance on available exclusions, such as exclusions for educational information, and information that is publicly available or in the public domain. However, the export control requirements are complex and they have the potential to impact University activities that include, but are not limited to: research; international collaborations; travel; shipping and receiving materials and equipment; transferring data and providing financial assets; purchasing; obtaining property; and contracting. Non compliance with the export control requirements can result in severe civil and criminal penalties for the University and individuals.