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Countries of Concern

If you are planning to work with any of these countries, please contact VUMC EC for guidance:

vumc.export@vumc.org
(615) 875--7577


Contact VUMC EC immediately when travel to, hiring of, visitors from, funding to or from, or physical exports to any of the following 6 main countries of concern ("T5/T6") could occur:

- Cuba
- Iran
- Sudan
- Syria
- North Korea

- Venezuela (As of August 5, 2019)


Countries with Strict Licensing Standards

For the Export and Deemed Export of Controlled Articles and Services, the countries below necessitate a more thorough review for potential required U.S. Government export licensing:

Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Burma (Myanmar)
Cambodia
Central African Republic
China (PRC)

Congo, Democratic Republic of
Cuba*
Cyprus
Egypt
Eritrea
Georgia
Haiti
Iran*
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Libya
Macau
Moldova
Mongolia
North Korea*
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Somalia

South Sudan
Sudan* (Republic of), (North)
Syria*
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Uzbekistan
Venezuela*
Vietnam
Yemen
Zimbabwe

Countries with OFAC Sanctions

Balkans
Belarus
Burundi
Central African Republic
Cuba*
Democratic Republic of Congo
Iran*
Iraq
Lebanon
Libya

Nicaragua
North Korea*
Somalia
Sudan* (Republic of), North)

South Sudan
Syria*
Ukraine
Russia
Venezuela*
Yemen
Zimbabwe



The Federal Register (FR), published by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

The links below reference the FR updates to the applicable sections of the regulations dealing with export control measures.

FR for State Department (ITAR)
FR for Commerce Department (EAR)
FR for Treasury Department (OFAC)

  • Consult the Federal Register (FR) regularly to ensure up-to-date awareness of these country policies.