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  • Regulations around export controls are complex and constantly evolving, and there are several issues to be considered before engaging in a wide range of export-controlled activities. The university’s Policy on Export Controls has been updated. Any questions regarding export control compliance or the policy and procedures should be sent to
  • Certain organizations and/or individuals are subject to sanctions, embargoes, and other restrictions under US law. These restrictions can apply to both foreign and domestic transactions. The university uses Visual Compliance to screen and quickly check and document whether a person or an organization is a restricted party. Send an email to to request access under the UNC Chapel Hill license agreement with Visual Compliance.
  • Certain countries are subject to comprehensive sanctions or targeted sanctions. Since these designations are subject to change and travel would be impacted accordingly, remember that all student and faculty university-related travel must be registered in the UNC Global Travel Registry. Additional information can be found in the UNC Global Travel Policies and Exceptions. Any travel to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Crimea Region of the Ukraine must be disclosed to the export control officer via as early in the planning stage as possible to ensure appropriate government clearance can be requested.
  • International travelers should also consult the Safe Computing at UNC website to ensure that any information carried abroad is properly secured. Questions may also be submitted to, the School of Medicine Information Technology Office, your department’s Information Security Liaison, and the ITS Information Security Office.
  • If you do not have access to Visual Compliance, reach out to for questions regarding international visitors and foreign entities (e.g., vendors, contractors, universities) to ensure compliance with a variety of federal restricted party lists.
  • Ensure compliance with the anti-corruption guidance, prohibiting improper payments to government officials in order to avoid violation of the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • You must comply with U.S. export control regulations when doing any of the following: traveling internationally and attending conferences; participating in international collaborations; using proprietary information; working with international staff and students; hosting international visitors; shipping materials internationally; or engaging in any international transactions.