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Purchasing or Receiving Export Controlled Items

While most of the products that are purchased or received by WVU Personnel are not export controlled, some items may fall under the control of the Department of State or the Department of Commerce. WVU Personnel planning purchases (including those with a procurement card) should consider whether the items to be procured may be subject to export controls. The ECO can assist in this determination if the company cannot provide the information.

If the items to be purchased are subject to export controls, the WVU Personnel responsible for the purchase must notify the ECO via email prior to issuing the purchase request (purchase order, procurement card, etc.). Prior to receipt of the export controlled item, the WVU Personnel responsible for the purchase shall work with the ECO to ensure that upon receipt it is properly marked with an appropriate notice and properly handled (e.g. stored in a secure area, etc.).