Government agencies have significantly increased their enforcement of export control compliance to include universities and research institutions. Compliance audits by the agencies as well as requirements such as the I-129 Visa Petition Certification further elevate enforcement visibility. SIU System as an institution as well as individual PIs and administrators can be held liable for export control violations, with severe monetary penalties and sanctions including loss of export privileges resulting from non-compliance.

This Overview is intended to provide SIU System personnel with a concise summary of how Export Control regulations affect research activities, international collaborations, and export-related transactions at the University. It provides links to key sections of the regulations and SIU System procedures addressing the types of items that the government controls. There are links to contacts for assistance on these matters. All research and administrative staff are encouraged to read this Overview and use it as an ongoing resource for complying with export controls.