Welcome to the University of Cincinnati’s Export Controls Office (ECO). We are dedicated to ensuring compliance throughout the university by assisting students, faculty, and staff with understanding and adhering to regulations, while facilitating research and international collaborations.
We are committed to supporting international growth by proactively assisting the UC community with administrative and informational guidance with Export Control regulations. These regulations apply to controlled technology, information, software and certain activities, to include the following: collaborations, foreign visitors, international travel, hand-carrying items, receiving items (donation, temporary, purchasing), shipping (both importing and exporting), and utilizing items in research.
The Export Control regulations expand across the entire university, not just the research community. The complexity of these regulations, as well as the influx state of U.S. policy regarding global affairs, creates continual regulatory changes. Our office is chartered with maintaining knowledge of these changes and providing accurate support to the university community. We provide both in-person and online training.
It is paramount that we comply with the regulations as failure to do so could result in loss of funding, reputational damage, and more importantly, personal fines and jail time.