Export Compliance

Export controls are U.S. laws that regulate the distribution to foreign nationals, foreign entities, and foreign countries of strategically important technology, services, and information for reasons of foreign policy and national security.

How does UMB export?

  • UMB investigators collaborate globally.
  • Foreign persons on campus may have access to controlled information, equipment, or materials
  • UMB personnel travel around the world.
  • Tangible goods may be shipped to another country.

What do UMB personnel need to do?

Review the Export Compliance Awareness Education presentation for key concepts and definitions, and an introduction to UMB procedures. For a quick, four-minute overview of export controls at universities, watch the NCURA YouTube video, "Export Controls Compliance" (presented by Dava Casoni, Contracts and Compliance Advisor, University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies).

To ensure compliance with export controls, it is critically important for University personnel to identify when their activities may trigger export controls and to cooperate with routine review procedures. When export controls apply, individuals will work with the ORD export compliance officer to take the appropriate steps to obtain any required governmental licenses, monitor and control access to restricted information, and safeguard all controlled materials.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is committed to full compliance with all applicable regulations that govern U.S. exports, sanctions, and embargoes. Penalties for non-compliance with export control laws are severe and impact both the institution and the researcher. Review the Export Control Policy.