UPDATES - Purchasing process and Export Controls classification

After 10 months of collecting and analyzing data, the Office of Export Controls Services (OEC) and PantherExpress - Purchasing Services have identified the schools and departments on campus  that are the most at risk for receiving export-controlled items and for “deemed-export” related-technology. In an effort to streamline the purchasing process, the Office of Export Controls Services (OEC) and PantherExpress - Purchasing Services have concluded that only a specific list of schools/departments must obtain an Export Controls classification from the supplier. The supplier may provide the Export Controls Classification information 1) on a quote, 2) on a separate document, 3) in the body of an email message or 4) on the University’s Product Classification Certification form.
Starting July 1, 2015, only the following schools/divisions will be asked to obtain an Export Controls Classification for goods having a single value greater than $5,000:
  • NATURAL SCIENCES division* of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (excludes all other divisions);
*Natural Sciences Division includes: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Astronomy, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolution, Environmental Geology, Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Geology, Geology and Planetary Science, Intelligent Systems, Life Sciences Research, Mathematical Biology, Mathematics, Mathematics Professional Program, Mathematics-Economics,  Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, Nanoscience and Engineering, Neuroscience, Photonics, Physics, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Statistics.
For schools and departments not listed above, obtaining an Export Controls classification for goods having a single value greater than $5,000 will be optional. However, if the recipient of the items knows that the items will be exported out of the U.S. in the future, the Office of Export Controls Services continues to recommend that the classification of the item be obtained from the supplier.
Note: University departments should follow the procedures implemented for Shipment when an item is being sent by the University to a location out of the U.S. For assistance, please contact the Office of Export Controls Services.
For more information about the E.C. requirements and the Panther Express - Purchasing Services procedures, please consult the following website: