FEMA Implementation of Allocation Order on Exports of Scarce PPE and Notice on Exemptions

FEMA published a Temporary Final Rule and subsequent notice in the Federal Register on April 10 and April 17, 2020, outlining implementation of the President’s Memorandum, “Allocating Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resource to Domestic Use.” The Temporary Final Rule is an allocation order issued by the FEMA Administrator to review exports of five types of Personal Protective …

U.S. Concerns of COVID-19 Research Theft

In the midst of the global pandemic, researchers across the globe are working together to develop treatments and vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).  The U.S. government has expressed concern over theft of technology related to COVID-19 and is urging U.S. institutions to safeguard their research in order to prevent future economic loss. During the ongoing national health emergency, the FBI encourages …

Maintaining Export Compliance during COVID-19 Emergency

As a reminder, federal regulations require that Export Controlled Information not be shared with foreign persons in the U.S. or abroad without first determining if an export license is required and if necessary obtaining one from the U.S. government.  To comply with this requirement, and make the risk associated with export controlled activity manageable, the university implements TCPs that describe …