Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Export Controls: Screening Lists

Agencies and Regulations of Relevance (see Regulations and Regulated Activities page)

Treasury-OFAC
Commerce-BIS-EAR
State-DDTC-ITAR

Tip:  When checking the list for a given item or individual, use the "find" function (control "F") to search.  If you do not locate the item, try other names, spelling, or phrasing before deciding your item or person is not on the list. 

Screening for Controlled Items

These are the lists that need to be checked to determine if a given item or service is subject to the Export Control laws.

USML, which is 22 CFR 121
United States Munitions List

Commerce Control List (CCL)
https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/regulations/export-administration-regulations-ear
indexed with downloadable PDF files.
 

Screening for Individuals and Organizations

These are the lists that need to be checked in order to determine if a given foreign individual or organization can be involved in an activity sponsored by the university. 

 

OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List - of terrorists, drug kingpins, and others with whom transactions are proscribed
https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx.

 

EAR Denied Persons List - this is a mix of persons and companies, inside the U.S. and out
https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/denied-persons-list
https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/the-denied-persons-list

 

EAR Entity List - licenses are required for dealing with these individuals or companies, listed by country
https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/entity-list.

 

EAR Unverified List - companies that raise a "red flag", also by country
https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/unverified-list

 

State Department DTTC List of Administratively Debarred Parties -a mix of individuals and companies
*currently not publicly available* 

 

State Department DTTC List of Statutorily Debarred Parties- this is a mix of persons and companies, alphabetized. 
*currently not publicly available* 

 

The State Department Terrorist Exclusion Lists (TEL)- a mix of individuals and organizations
https://www.state.gov/terrorist-exclusion-list/

 

The State Department Foreign Terrorist Organization List (FTO)
https://www.state.gov/foreign-terrorist-organizations/

 

The Export.gov Consolidated Screening List (CSL) - includes lists from Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and State 
https://www.export.gov/article?id=Consolidated-Screening-List

 

Countries with Some Type of Sanction, Boycott, or Embargo 

These are the lists that need to be checked in order to determine if university affiliated individuals can have contact with or travel to a given foreign country.

 

OFAC List of Countries with Sanctions
https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx

 

ITAR - Country Policies and Embargoes
https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/ddtc_public?id=ddtc_public_portal_country_landing
Also, they are named in the regulations in Part 126
https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=70e390c181ea17f847fa696c47e3140a&mc=true&r=PART&n=pt22.1.126

 

STATE Department Nonproliferation sanctions
https://www.state.gov/key-topics-bureau-of-international-security-and-nonproliferation/nonproliferation-sanctions/

 

Several lists compiled by the State Department of parties that have been sanctioned under various statutes. The Federal Register notice imposing sanctions on a party states the sanctions that apply to that party. Some of these sanctioned parties are subject to BIS's license application denial policy described in §744.19 of the EAR (15 CFR §744.19).

 

Footnote: Supplemental list information

 

FTO list - List of terrorist groups that are formally designated by the Secretary of State pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-132). These groups are often collectively referred to as the "FTO list."

 

SDN List - Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons" (SDN) list, maintained by OFAC, a master list that contains the other lists. These include the "state-sponsors of terrorism" list, which is pursuant to Section 6(j) of the 1979 Export Administration Act (P.L.96-72; 50 U.S.C. app. 2405(6)(j)); the "Specially Designated Terrorists" (SDTs) list, which is pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and was initiated in 1995 under Presidential Executive Order 12947; the "Specially Designated Global Terrorists" (SDGT) list, initiated in 2001 under Presidential Executive Order 13224.

 

TEL list - The "Terrorist Exclusion List" relates to immigration and is pursuant to Section 411 of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (8 U.S.C.1182) is maintained by the State Department. Like the FTO list, the TEL includes the names of terrorist organizations, but it has a broader standard for inclusion, is subject to less stringent administrative requirements, and is not challengeable in court.