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Export Control Tips

Don't:

  1. A license is required to ship the materials, YOU SHIP THE MATERIALS BEFORE YOU HAVE RECEIVED A LICENSE FROM THE PROPER U.S. AGENCY.
  2. You are not sure if a license is required to ship the materials, BUT YOU SHIP THE ITEMS ANYWAY AND BEFORE YOU HAVE RECEIVED CLEARANCE FROM THE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (OTT) OR UTMB'S EXPORT CONTROL OFFICER.
  3. Discuss non-public domain technology with foreign companies and foreign nationals without having an export review completed.
  4. Take export-controlled technology overseas without having an export review completed.
  5. Send any items overseas or in the country without having an export review completed.

Do:

  1. Know or at least conduct a preliminary investigative check on the person who is requesting you to send materials to a foreign destination, regardless of whether or not the materials are harmful or hazardous.
  2. Inquire and receive written documentation regarding the recipient's intended use.
  3. Inquire about the possible access of the materials by third parties once you send the materials to the foreign destination.
  4. Contact the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) for Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). The OTT will conduct export control checks for you and will put into place written documentation of the transfer via a MTA.
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Questions/Concerns

If you have questions or concerns about the applicability of export control regulations to a particular situation, or about any of the information presented on this page, contact:

Frances Streeter, JD
Legal Officer & Export
Control Officer
409.772.0376