Export Controls and Compliance

As a research and educational institution, Marquette University is committed to complying with U.S. export control laws and regulations. Export controls are designed to protect national security, prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and safeguard sensitive technologies and information. The purpose of this webpage is to provide information and guidance on export controls and compliance at Marquette.

What are Export Controls? Export controls refer to the laws and regulations that restrict the export of certain goods, technology, and information to certain countries, entities or persons for national security or foreign policy reasons. Examples of controlled items include software, encryption technology, military and dual-use technology, and certain chemicals and biological agents. Export controls are enforced by several government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Export Control Regulations: Marquette University must comply with several U.S. export control regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations. The regulations apply to a wide range of activities, including the transfer of technology to foreign nationals, international travel, and collaborations with foreign entities.

Compliance: Marquette University is committed to compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations. The university has established policies and procedures to ensure that faculty, staff, and students comply with export control requirements. Any violations of export control regulations will be reported to the appropriate government agency and may result in penalties for the individual and the university. Violations of export control laws may result in criminal and civil penalties for both individuals and the university. The U.S. government may impose other sanctions, including debarment and loss of eligibility for federal funding.

Marquette University takes export controls and compliance seriously and is committed to maintaining a culture of compliance. The university encourages all faculty, staff, and students to familiarize themselves with export control regulations by reviewing university policy and to seek guidance if they have any questions or concerns.