US Export Controls - Responsibilities of Faculty, Staff and Students

It is the policy of University of Florida to comply fully with all federal and state laws pertaining to export controls. All UF projects and programs must adhere to the UF Export Control Policy and all applicable laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and all sanctions and embargoes administered by the office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

The Export Control Officer within UF Research Integrity (UFRI) serves as the institutional expert on export control laws and regulations and is responsible for managing controlled research and applying for government licenses on behalf of UF. UF Research Integrity is here to provide export control guidance to faculty, staff and students.

See: UF Research Integrity – Export Control Policy

Foreign Collaboration or Travel Screening - FOR U.S. LAW COMPLIANCE

If you plan to travel abroad, or collaborate with persons or entities abroad, or host collaborators or visitors from abroad, or host foreign nationals, in any University of Florida capacity or with UF funding, facilities, items or materials, you should review the UFRI Export Control Brochureto ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, trade sanctions, embargoes and anti-terrorism laws. 

Contact UF Research Integrity (352-392-2369 or if you have any questions.

UF Export Control Regulations

Prior to shipping, transmitting or transferring certain sensitive items, technology or software to foreign persons or entities you should first review the UF Export Control Manual in order to ensure compliance with export controls laws. The International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) provides general guidance on what items, technology or software are export controlled.

Contact UF Research Integrity (352-392-9174 or if you have any questions.

Animal and Plant Inspection Service by USDA

Prior to importing animal and/or plant material you need to check USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website for information.

Embargoed Countries

Due to recent State of Florida law developments, members of the UF community who will be traveling to any "embargoed country" must contact Dean Leonardo A. Villalón at the UF International Center and review the Export Control Compliance Program before:

  • departing, or
  • committing to payments or paying for travel or travel-related costs with funds from any source (federal, private, state or other) that pass through any UF account (including at the UF Foundation).

Federal and state law impose restrictions on activities and travel involving these countries. A state statute prohibits use of any funding (from any source: federal, private, state or other) that passes through any UF account (including the UF Foundation) for travel and travel-related costs to or in embargoed countries.  Dean Villalón seeks to assist members of the UF community to avoid problems and personal expense under these laws, while achieving their work objectives if possible