Export Control

Export Controlled or Embargoed Countries, Entities, and Persons

What is being exported or disclosed to a foreign national, where it is going, and to whom it is being exported or disclosed, are important keys to ascertaining whether a transaction requires an export license.

The lists below deal with “where” and “to whom” items, information, or software is going. (See the lists of controlled items, software, and technology for guidance about what may be sent or disclosed.)

Please note, the individuals, entities, or countries that are sanctioned or embargoed, often change.

Contents:

Countries
Organizations
Persons

Overview

Certain organizations and individuals are subject to trade sanctions, embargoes, and other restrictions under U.S. law. If you intend to ship or transact with any person or organization that appears on a restricted list, immediately contact the Export Compliance Officer. The Export Compliance Officer, and other registered UGA users, can screen entities and individuals against these lists using Visual Compliance.

Embargoes and sanctions can be either comprehensive or targeted. Comprehensive embargoes prohibit virtually all exports/imports and other transactions without a license or other U.S. Government authorization. Targeted sanctions are prohibitions on trade in specified goods, technologies, and services with specific organizations (including foreign governments) and persons.

If you intend to ship or transact with any country that is identified on the Comprehensively Embargoed Countries lists below, or North Korea or Iraq, contact the Export Compliance Officer.

If you intend to ship or transact with any other country that is identified on the Targeted Sanctions Countries lists below, contact the Export Compliance Officer.

Countries

Countries with Comprehensive Sanctions or Embargoes

OFAC

Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria

EAR

Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria

See Sanctions Program and Country Summaries and the EAR’s Part 746 embargoes pages for more specific information

Countries with Targeted Sanctions or Embargoes

OFAC

Balkans, Belarus, Burma (Myanmar), Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe

EAR

Iraq

See Sanctions Program and Country Summaries and the EAR’s Part 746 embargoes pages for more specific information.

Countries with Restricted Entities on the EAR Entity List

Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belize, Canada, People’s Republic of China, Crimea (Occupied), Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.

ITAR Proscribed Countries

Afghanistan, Belarus, Burma (Myanmar), Central African Republic, China, Cuba, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Fiji, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Republic of Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Organizations

There are two primary lists:

  1. The OFAC Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, and
  2. The Commerce Department’s Entity List.

Persons

There are two primary lists:

  1. The OFAC Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, and
  2. The Commerce Department’s Entity List.