The U.S. Department of Commerce has recently added multiple foreign universities and affiliated labs and other research centers to either the Unverified List or the Entity List. Multiple foreign universities have been previously listed and remain listed. These designations restrict, and may prohibit, certain interactions the University of Georgia and its employees may have with the designated institutions and individuals affiliated with those institutions.
The Office of Export Control, and others on campus, engage in “restricted party screening” related to many institutional interactions and agreements, such as in Sponsored Projects, and International Initiatives and Immigration Services in the Office of Global Engagement. UGA employees engaging internationally should be aware of these lists and contact the Office of Export Control prior to engaging in formal or informal relationships or collaborations, or providing services to ensure the foreign institution is not restricted.
The Office of Export Control maintains a list of restricted foreign universities on its website, but this list is not as up-to-date as utilizing the university’s “restricted party screening tool,” Visual Compliance. In addition to universities and research institutes, these lists contain individuals and entities, including multinational corporations such as Huawei and Gazprom. Please contact Dan Runge at email@example.com with questions or to set up a Visual Compliance account.
Feb. 8, 2022, additions to the Unverified List:
Hunan University, State Key Lab of Chemo/Biosensing & Chemometrics
Southern University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
Dec. 17, 2021, additions to the Entity List:
Academy of Military Medical Sciences and multiple affiliated research institutes
Nov. 26, 2021, additions to the Entity List:
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, a.k.a., the following two aliases: National Research Center for Microscale: and Microscale National Research Center