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General Export Compliance Information
Come join us and learn about important topics related to export compliance such as general export compliance awareness, international shipping, international travel, international collaborations, etc. See below for more detailed information about the various training options. RSVP required - limited seating available - click the appropriate link below to reserve your seat!
Fundamentals of Export Control
Every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Center Building, 2014 Broadway, Suite 350
Limited space is available, so please click here to make a reservation for your attendance!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Export Control 101 - Introduction to Export Controls
Gain general awareness about export controls and various components that may affect you and your work at Vanderbilt. This would include a general overview of export compliance, information regarding how export controls may affect your work in the areas of international: shipping, procurement, travel, visitors, disbursement, and research collaborations and the penalties associated with export violations. Time will be allotted for questions.
Export Control and Research
Are you involved in any component of research? This would include: the proposal stage, administration, purchasing, contract negotiation, research, award stage, disbursements, etc. This training module will provide general insight into how export control intersects research at every stage. Do the scope of work, research equipment, results of research, contract (restrictions, troublesome clauses, etc.), collaborators (entities and contacts), etc. have export control concerns? We will discuss the relationship of export controls and "fundamental research" and how the Fundamental Research Exclusion (FRE) can be lost. Scenarios will be reviewed and there will be time for questions.
Export Control and International Shipping
If you ship items internationally or may do so in the future, this is an important training module to attend. Information will include how to classify the item(s) to be shipped; export control considerations, retention of the export/shipment, etc. Export controls are not directly associated with all facets of an international shipment. However, the training will include a brief discussion of Harmonized Tariff Codes, examples of paperwork/documentation that may be involved with an international shipment, and what you should do if your shipment is held by customs, etc. Time will be allotted for questions.
Export Control and International Travel
Do you travel internationally or assist someone who does? Gain an understanding of what to consider when traveling abroad, what to document, when to prepare for travel, what do to if you are stopped by customs, etc. Scenarios regarding international travel and time will be allotted for questions.
Department or Project Specific Training
Additional training, basic or specific, can be arranged by calling the VEC office at (615) 343-6075.
For basic export compliance information, please view VEC's Export Compliance Basics PowerPoint presentation.
For basic export compliance information for the biomedical and health sciences, please view VEC's Biomedical and Health Sciences presentation.
Outside Training Resources
BIS Online Training - Essentials of Export Controls (Approximately 30 minutes)
NCURA Webinar Presentation: The Essentials of Export Controls (Approximately 75 minutes) This training is available for Windows machines only and from on-campus IP addresses only. Requires that the Windows Media 9 codec be installed, which is available by clicking here.