- Export Controls apply to transfers out of, as well as some transfers within, the U.S.
- Export Controls apply to U.S. citizens, anywhere in the world.
- Export Controls apply to everyone, regardless of citizenship, in the U.S.
- The Fundamental Research Exclusion (FRE) is NOT available for physical shipments.
- To claim the FRE, the research must not have publication or dissemination restrictions.
- Transfer of proprietary information to a foreign national in the U.S. may require an export license.
- Any activity with comprehensively sanctioned countries (currently Iran, Cuba, Syria, North Korea, and certain regions of Ukraine) must be approved by Cornell’s ECO.
- Penalties for violations include substantial monetary fines (levied against the organization and the individual) and can include jail time in the case of willful violations.
- “Export Controls do not apply to my shipment because it is non-hazardous.”
- “Export controls do not apply to my shipment because you can order it on Amazon.”
- “Everything is research related, so I do not need to be concerned about Export Controls.”
- “I’m not sending anything out of the U.S., so I do not need to worry about Export Controls.”
- Cornell has resources to help.
- You do not need to make a determination on your own!
- Cornell’s Export Control and Compliance Officer (ECCO)
- Cornell’s Export Control Office
- Cornell's Export Control Manager
- Request one-on-one, departmental, or unit-specific training from Cornell’s ECO.
- Review Cornell’s Export Control website.
- Review one of our Export Control focused round table events.
- Take introductory or detailed online Export Control classes via Cornell’s Citi course subscription.