Countries of Concern

If you are planning to work with any of these countries, please contact VUMC EC for guidance:
(615) 875-7577

Top Countries of Concern

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:

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 Iraq Saudi Arabia
Armenia Israel Somalia
Azerbaijan Jordan South Sudan
Bahrain Kazakhstan Sudan* (Republic of), (North)
Belarus Kuwait Syria*
Burma (Myanmar) Kyrgyzstan Taiwan
Cambodia Laos Tajikistan
Central African Republic Lebanon Turkmenistan
China (PRC) Libya Ukraine
Congo, Democratic Republic of Macau United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Cuba* Moldova Uzbekistan
Cyprus Mongolia Venezuela*
Egypt North Korea* Vietnam
Eritrea Oman Yemen
Georgia Pakistan Zimbabwe
Haiti Qatar  
Iran* Russia  


Countries with OFAC Sanctions

Balkans Lebanon Ukraine
Belarus Libya Venezuela*
Burma (Myanmar) Mali Yemen
Burundi Nicaragua Zimbabwe
Central African Republic North Korea*  
China/Hong Kong Russia  
Congo, Democratic Republic of Somalia  
Cuba* Sudan* (Republic of), North)  
Iran* South Sudan  
Iraq Syria*  


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.
  • The country lists above are accurate as of May 20, 2021. Lists subject to change daily.