The export of certain items and information is regulated for reasons of national security, foreign policy, prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and for competitive trade reasons, in accordance with United States laws and regulations, the Texas A&M University System (System) regulations, and agency rules and procedures.
Texas A&M AgriLife is committed to operating in compliance with the United States (U.S.) Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC) International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), as well as those imposed by the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
AgriLife Ethics and Compliance will work in conjunction with the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) to promote export control compliance in sponsored research. The ultimate responsibility in regards to identification of potential export control violations for sponsored research agreements is that of the principal investigator and associated key personnel. If a potential export control issue arises or is identified, OSRS, AgriLife Ethics and Compliance, and the primary investigator (PI) will work closely to resolve and determine the plan of action.
Texas A&M AgriLife employees are individually responsible for identifying potential export–controlled items and information when preparing for a trip abroad. If a traveler indicates that they will travel abroad with export–controlled items or information, AgriLife Ethics and Compliance will work closely with the traveler and associated parties to determine the next plan of action to ensure compliance with export control laws. regulations, policies, and rules. Additionally, it is strongly recommended that travelers planning to take a trip abroad take System TrainTraq Course Number 2111212, Export Controls, and 2111728, International Travel.
- International Travel Resources
- FBI: Safety Tips for U.S. Business Traveling Abroad
- AG-710, International Travel Export Controls Acknowledgment
All Texas A&M AgriLife employees and affiliates have the responsibility to report suspected violations. Suspected violations should be reported to the AgriLife Empowered Official, or via the Risk, Fraud, and Misconduct Hotline. There are severe institutional and individual sanctions for violations of export control regulations, including loss of export privileges, criminal and civil penalties, and loss of research funding.
Fincher, Debra; Director, Ethics and Compliance,
Debra.Fincher@ag.tamu.edu| Phone: 979-845-4789
The Texas A&M University System provides an online export controls training via TrainTraq: Course Number 2111212.
- U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
- U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC)
- U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
- Texas A&M University Division of Research