General Information

OFAC regulations prohibit the university from conducting any financial transaction or providing services to any blocked or sanctioned country, individual, entity or organization, including a government agency of a sanctioned country. University personnel who engage in activities like financial transactions, service agreements and contracts with individuals or entities outside of the U.S. are responsible for ensuring compliance with U.S. export control laws.

UTSA employees submit a restricted party screening to the Office of Research Integrity prior to doing business with an entity or individual. The screening is a compliance control that prevents doing business with or providing services of any kind to individuals or entities contained in U.S. government restricted, denied, debarred, designated or blocked persons lists.

If, during travel, you are contacted by an individual or entity that wants to engage in business or have you provide other services, please contact ORI to conduct a restricted party screening to evaluate whether the transaction can occur.

University employees can submit the Export Control Related Activity Assessment Request (PDF) form in order to initiate this process.

Additional Tips

  • The Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), enforces trade embargoes, sanctions, and financial transaction prohibitions against targeted foreign governments, entities, individuals and certain practices (such as proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and diamond trading).