Basic Info - Export Control

Export Control Penalties

Violations of export control laws have serious consequences for both the individual and the institution. The penalties vary depending on the circumstances (whether it was a "knowing" or "willful" violation), but the penalties for even lesser violations can include jail time and/or fines.

Please note that export control violations can also be assigned to the individual rather than the university. If you violate export control laws, there's a very good chance that you, as an individual, could face fines and jail time.

ITAR Penalties

  • Criminal: up to $1 million per violation and up to 10 years in prison
  • Civil: seizure and forfeiture of articles, revocation of exporting privileges, fines of up to $500 thousand per violation.

EAR Penalties

  • Criminal: $50 thousand-$1 million or five times the value of export, whichever is greater, per violation, up to 10 years in prison.
  • Civil: loss of export privileges, fines $10 thousand-$120 thousand per violation

OFAC Penalties

  • Criminal: Up to $1 million and 10 years in prison
  • Civil: $12 thousand-$55 thousand per instance