Export Controlled or Embargoed Countries

 

Countries

Comprehensively Embargoed Countries
OFAC [Office of Foreign Assets Control]

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

EAR [Export Administration Regulations]

Crimea Region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria

See Sanctions Programs and Country Information and §746 Embargoes and Other Special Controls (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) for more specific information.

Targeted Sanctions Countries
OFAC [Office of Foreign Assets Control]

Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, Belarus, Iraq, Yemen, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Liberia, Zimbabwe, Balkans, Cote D’Ivoire

EAR [Export Administration Regulations]

Iraq

See Sanctions Programs and Country Information and §746 Embargoes and Other Special Controls (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) for more specific information.

 

 

Countries with Restricted Entities

China, Canada, Germany, Iran, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, Egypt, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Lebanon, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.

 

ITAR [International Traffic in Arms Regulations] Prohibited Countries

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

Persons and Organizations

There are a number of important lists that address trade-sanctioned persons and organizations:

A Note About Anti-Bribery Laws

The US, the United Kingdom, and many other countries have strict criminal laws governing interactions with government officials, including customs officials. Under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA [Foreign Corrupt Practices Act] ), a person may not offer or pay anything of value (this not only includes cash, but can include gifts, entertainment or other favors) to a foreign government official in order to gain an improper advantage or obtain retain or to further business activities.

Many geographic regions include countries with a high incidence of requests for improper payments to facilitate a transaction. High-risk regions include most countries in Africa and the Middle East, a majority of countries in Asia, including China and India, Eastern Europe, and Russia. Transparency International provides country-specific information about corruption risks.

Violations of these laws can result in significant criminal penalties, including fines and potential jail time. Individuals can be held responsible for the actions of a 3rd party, such as a logistics provider or customs broker, retained to assist with shipments or interactions with customs officials.