North Korea/Sudan/Syria Sanctions

Overview

The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions against a number of countries, including North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. These sanctions restrict certain academic collaborations and exchange of materials and equipment.

If your activities involve collaboration with residents or with individuals "ordinarily resident" in these countries, travel to any or these countries, or shipping any items to an entity or individual in these countries, you are required to contact the GVSU Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (ORCI) for consultation.

North Korea

Effective September 1, 2017, US passports are not valid for travel to North Korea, except when a special passport validation under 22 CFR 51.64 has been granted by the Department of State. US persons and residents are also generally prohibited from engaging in transactions involving North Korea.

You are required to consult with the ORCI prior to engaging in any activity with North Korea.

Sudan

Effective January, 2017, OFAC issued a general license authorizing activities that would otherwise be prohibited under the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR). OFAC issued a guidance document on August 11, 2020, confirming the removal of comprehensive sanctions on Sudan. However, individual sanctions listings in Sudan and South Sudan are still in effect, and a U.S. embargo policy remains in place for exports to Sudan.

You are required to consult with the ORCI prior to engaging in any activity with Sudan.

Syria

Travel to Syria is generally allowed, but not advised. Consult with the US Department of State website for latest details.

You cannot export or supply any services to Syria with the exception of humanitarian and other not-for-profit activities without an OFAC license.

You are required to consult with the ORCI prior to engaging in any activity with Syria.

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (616-331-3197; rci@gvsu.edu) to discuss any planned GVSU-related work involving North Korea, Sudan, or Syria. You are required to consult with the ORCI prior to engaging in any GVSU activity involving these countries.