U.S. export regulation reminder

Faculty colleagues:

We are committed to balancing our academic freedom, research initiatives, and global outreach, while complying with U.S. export regulations across all University of Missouri institutions. Recent additional export regulations due to the situation in Ukraine prompted this reminder to all of us about how seriously we need to take these new requirements.

Shortly after the Russian invasion, Russia, Belarus and parts of Ukraine received new sanctions. Our export compliance professionals have been working to ensure our engagement with these areas continue without breaching these new regulations.

In the coming weeks, you will hear more about our efforts to fully align the export control programs across our four universities led by Kate Stoan, the UM System Director of Research Security and Compliance.

In the meantime, we highlight our requirements below for all UM System personnel:

All personnel must comply with U.S. export control and sanctions laws and regulations.
Personnel outside the U.S. may not reexport any items, software or technology without appropriate authorization. These items include foreign-produced items that are a direct product of U.S. technology and software.
No activities can violate U.S. policies controlling nuclear proliferation, missile technology and chemical and biological weapons.
All University-related interactions with people in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine require governmental authorization and must be reviewed by a compliance professional at your university.
Seek guidance from compliance leaders when transferring items, technology, and software to destinations outside the U.S., including the transfer of technology and source code to people in the U.S. on approved visas. In some cases, we must obtain written permission from the U.S. government in the form of an export license.

If we do not comply with these regulations, both our institutions and individuals may incur criminal and/or civil penalties, including jail time and monetary fines. Since such violations could also jeopardize future exports and federal funding, employees involved will be subject to disciplinary action and/or termination.

We ask each of you to support us in this effort. If you have any questions concerning the legitimacy of a transaction or potential violations, or if you need support in identifying if these regulations apply to your activities within our institutions, please contact the appropriate compliance professional at your university. You can also visit us here: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/ecas/research. Please forward this email onto any staff to whom it pertains.

MU: Jackie Carney
Senior Export Compliance Manager
(573) 884-9835


UMKC: Matt Battiston
Export Control Officer
(816) 235-1674

Missouri S&T: Cathie Eikermann
Senior Compliance Manager
(573) 341-4124


St. Louis: Danielle Hunter
Director Research Compliance
(314) 516-5972

Thank you,

Mun Y. Choi, Ph.D., President, University of Missouri
C. Mauli Agrawal, Ph.D., Chancellor, UMKC
Mohammad Dehghani, Ph.D., Chancellor, Missouri S&T
Kristin Sobolik, Ph.D., Chancellor, UMSL