Consequences of Non-Compliance

It is the responsibility of the Principle Investigator (PI) or key contact for the activity to ensure compliance with export controls before engaging in any research or exporting a controlled Item. Non-compliance, either by not obtaining a licence or by breaching the conditions of a licence, is a criminal offence and penalties can vary depending on the nature of the offence, these include:

  • Revocation of export licence
  • Seizure of Items
  • unlimited fines
  • Imprisonment for up to 10 years
  • Disciplinary action in accordance with relevant University policies
  • Termination of contract
  • Reputational damage to the University and yourself

The ECJU published details on their notices to exporters regarding 'compound penalities/settlements' which have been given for none-compliance with export control legislation. 

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