Letter of Management Commitment
Export Control and Trade Sanctions Policy Statement as required by the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security, Elements of an Effective Export Compliance Program
Michigan State University (MSU) is committed to compliance with the Export Control Regulations including the Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and related export control trade sanctions and embargoes. It is MSU’s policy that all faculty, students, and staff comply with the United States Export Control Regulations. Under no circumstances will exports be knowingly made by any individuals operating on behalf of MSU that are contrary to U.S. Export Control Regulations.
MSU faculty, students and staff shall not export any export-controlled technology unless appropriate authorization has been obtained. No activities will be undertaken that are in violation of the United States policies which seek to control nuclear proliferation, missile technology, and chemical and biological weapons. Failure to comply with the Export Control Regulations may result in the imposition of criminal and/or civil fines and penalties, including jail time and monetary penalties, and MSU personnel may be subject to disciplinary action and/or termination.
I ask each of you to take this matter very seriously and to support me in this effort. If you have any questions concerning export compliance, please contact:
Director, Export Control and Trade Sanctions
Michigan State University
4000 Collins Rd., Room 108
East Lansing, MI 48910
This statement of MSU’s commitment to Export Compliance will be issued on a regular basis as needed or when necessitated by personnel changes, changes in management, or regulatory changes. The Office of Export Control and Trade Sanctions (ECTS) is responsible for disseminating this Statement throughout the organization through MSU’s Export Compliance Program Manual updates, incorporation into training and presentations as appropriate, and posting on the ECTS website.
Doug Gage, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Innovation