Export Controls

Export control laws prohibit the export of certain items and information, or the export of items and information to certain destinations, without a license. The term “export” is defined to include the transmission of goods outside of the United States, as well as the transmission of information by any means to foreign nationals, whether in the U.S. or abroad. The scope of the regulations is broad: they cover exports in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, and apply to Florida International University (FIU) activities.

Faculty and staff of FIU may engage in various research activities overseas, such as attending conferences abroad, entering into academic agreements for services or agreements to do research or to provide goods outside the U.S., making payments to foreign entities or individuals, setting up overseas programs, and co-publishing scholarly articles with foreign colleagues.

Please note that faculty in the STEM and Health Science disciplines are strongly encouraged to take the Export Control Training available on FIU Develop. The Office of University Compliance & Integrity will be conducting a required, targeted Export Control training campaign in the Fall of 2022. However, we strongly recommend that you take the Export Control Basics training now, as it provides highly useful information in support of your research, academic and business activities. By taking it now, you will be exempt from having to retake it in the Fall of 2022.

For additional information, please visit FIU’s Office of Export Controls (led by the Office of University Compliance and Integrity) and review the FIU mandatory online international shipping request and review process.

Click below to access the Foreign Influence Town Hall Meeting recording from 1/19/2022:

Click below to access the Foreign Influence Town Hall Meeting slides from 1/19/2022:

Need Assistance?

For questions related to foreign influence, please email research@fiu.edu.

For export controls related questions that arise during the proposal process, please contact your Pre-Award coordinator at the Office of Research and Economic Development Pre-Award office.

For export controls related questions about an award, contact your Post-Award representative at the Office of Research and Economic Development Post-Award office.