Countries of Concern

This list is provided as a general guide for exploring the feasibility of potential ventures. It should not be used as a justification for exports.

Highest Risk (countries which have OFAC sanctions or embargoes in place)

Country Type of Sanction
Belarus  No contact or business with certain individuals and their associations.*
Congo, Democratic Republic of No contact or business with certain individuals and their associations.*
Cuba No travel to Cuba, no imports, no exports.  Certain academic activities may be authorized, but require Office of Export Controls approval.
Iran No imports, no exports, no financial transactions, no trade in Iranian goods.
Iraq Limited sanctions program against specific individuals.  
Libya  No contact or business with the Libyan regime of Moammar Gadhafi.
North Korea No imports, strict export controls.  Travel is restricted.
Russia / Ukraine Limited sanctions on specific individuals, exports to the Crimea region of Ukraine, and exports/transactions related to the petroleum and defense industries of Russia.
Somalia  No contact or business with certain individuals and their associations.*  
Sudan  Contact the Office of Export Controls.
Syria No exports (except food and medicine)

 

*Contact the Office of Export Controls for screening of contacts.

High Risk Countries (The government holds a general policy of license denial for ITAR or dual-use goods)

Afghanistan, Belarus, Burma (Myanmar), China, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Palestinian Authority / Hamas, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Vietnam, Venezuela, Yemen, and Zimbabwe