Sponsored Programs


Export Controls

Any item sent from the United States to a foreign destination is an export. "Items" include commodities, software or technology, such as clothing, building materials, circuit boards, automotive parts, blue prints, design plans, retail software packages and technical information.

Export Control requirements also apply to employee travel. Employees traveling to any country outside the United States must submit the Export Control Survey to the Sponsored Programs Office.

“Export controls” are the US regulations, technology control lists and entity/person denial lists that restrict the release to foreign nationals and the US and abroad of controlled technologies, chemical and biological material, technical data and software code, and equipment and research tools. They apply to goods, material, tests, software and technology (including information and technical data), and technology transfers from the US to certain foreign nationals. A wide range of high-technology items and associated technologies within the SUNY System are subject to export controls.

To facilitate compliance with these regulations, SUNY Oneonta requires that all employees who seek external or on-campus funding for travel or projects complete a web-based export controls survey and follow all applicable procedures. If the survey results indicate the possibility that an export control license may be required, the employee shall work with Sponsored Programs office to complete the license review and, if needed, the licensing process.

How an item is transported outside of the United States does not matter in determining export license requirements. For example, an item can be sent by regular mail or hand-carried on an airplane. A set of schematics can be sent via facsimile to a foreign destination, software can be uploaded to or downloaded from an Internet site, or technology can be transmitted via e-mail or during a telephone conversation. Regardless of the method used for the transfer, such transactions are considered exports. Further restrictions and definitions apply, even if items are being transferred temporarily, provided to foreign nationals within the US, or given as gifts. 

Export control regulations are established by three federal agencies: Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, and the Treasury Department.

For more information please contact Denise Straut, Director of Sponsored Programs, denise.straut@oneonta.edu, 607.436.2525.