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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill maintains an open approach to all individuals and countries willing and able to collaborate within the confines of U.S. federal sanctions and embargoes. The U.S. federal government maintains what are known as “comprehensive sanctions” that have the effect of prohibiting U.S. persons from participating in most transactions, collaborations and activities with certain countries. With few exceptions, the U.S. will bar most transactions, collaborations or activities involving a comprehensively sanctioned country or individuals and entities from those countries. The following list of countries are those that currently have comprehensive sanctions or equivalent sanctions placed against them:

It should be noted that although these specific countries are the only countries that currently have comprehensive sanctions placed upon them, the list can grow or shrink based on actions taken by the U.S. federal government. If you plan on having any interaction with a comprehensively sanctioned country, please contact the Export Compliance Office.

Additionally, although certain countries are not designated as comprehensively sanctioned, certain actions taken by the U.S. federal government can result in similar restrictions placed on countries or individuals and entities from other countries. These restrictions are routinely identified by the Export Compliance Office through restricted party screenings (RPS). Please refer to our webpage on Restricted Parties and Visual Compliance for further information.