Export Controls - Penalties

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Violations can result in both civil and criminal penalties for the individual and for the institution. Penalties apply to each individual violation, which means that if a violation relates to more than one controlled material or item or occurs on more than one occasion, each item or incident may trigger a penalty. Penalties include:

  • Civil penalties
    • a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation of the export regulation
  • Criminal penalities
    • a fine of up to $1 million against The Regents of UC
    • a fine of up to $250,000, or imprisonment of not more than 10 years, or both against the individual

Voluntary self-disclosures, if made appropriately, can mitigate the seriousness of the penalty. Contact the Office of Research immediately (951-827-5535) if you think you have made a mistake and violated export controls.