Checklist for Researchers
- Check the ITAR Munitions List and the EAR Commerce Control List to determine whether an item is controlled and therefore requires an export license.
- Determine whether the recipient is eligible to receive the shipment.
- Complete the MTA & International Shipping Review form and return it to the ORIA export control staff for review and approval. When your item is approved for shipping, Research Security staff can provide assistance and shipping instructions.
- If a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is needed, complete the Outgoing Material Transfer Certification form and return it to the ORIA export control staff.
- When an international shipment is approved for export, you will be notified about the requirement for Automated Export System (AES) filing. This is necessary if an export license is required or if the export value exceeds $2,500. Always provide a copy of the AES filing to the export control staff and to firstname.lastname@example.org. FedEx Trade Networks can assist with AES filing. Our primary contact there is Patrick Moran (404.684.2233).
All chemical, biological, and dangerous goods shipments must be shipped via the
Office of Environment Health & Safety.
Georgia Tech uses FedEx Trade Networks for international imports. Our primary import contact is Evan Falconer (404.684.2214). Contact the appropriate Georgia Tech compliance office if an import involves research with:
- Human subjects
- Recombinant DNA (rDNA) and synthetic nucleic acid molecules
- Vertebrate animals
Contact the ORIA export control staff for help with these determinations.