Export Compliance

  • Do you conduct research?
  • Do you travel internationally?
  • Do you collaborate with non-U.S. persons or entities?
  • Do you ship any items (e.g., specimens, software, equipment, technical drawings)?
  • Do you work with items such as source code, high performance computers, high-energy lasers, toxins, nanotechnology, night-vision goggles, or other high-technology devices?

If you answered “YES” to any one or more of these questions, your activity may be subject to U.S. export control laws and regulations. These regulations apply to all NYU business, including academic, research, and operational activities and affect every member of the University Community wherever located in the world.

The "University Community", which includes the Board of Trustees, faculty, including visiting faculty, researchers, including persons conducting research at or under the auspices of the University, employees, volunteers, fellows, trainees, and post-doctoral appointees, students and others who are performing activities or providing services at or under the auspices of the University, including consultants, vendors, and contractors, must all comply with import, export, and economic trade sanctions, wherever located at all times.

Regulatory trade compliance is complex and often changing; so what might have been true 3 months ago may not be true today, nor could be true tomorrow.  In 2009, the United States initiated Export Control Reform. Other countries such as Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom have also been making changes to their laws and regulations with respect to trade compliance. While compliance is the responsibility of the entire University Community, NYU’s Chief Global Compliance Officer is available to assist with questions or concerns.