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Export Controls

Russia/Belarus/Ukraine-Related Sanctions

The US and Indiana government have placed a variety of financial, import/export sanctions, and reporting requirements that affect activities with Russia, Belarus, and parts of the Ukraine (the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic regions of Ukraine). These sanctions require reporting of financial and research activities and may place restrictions on certain financial and research activities. If you currently have, or are planning on engaging in activities with Russia, Belarus, or Ukraine, please contact the Purdue Export Control office. We will work with you to understand the current regulations and any possible export licensing options.

New US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) regulations generally prohibit the import and export of an array of microelectronics, telecommunications items, sensors, navigation equipment, avionics, marine equipment, aircraft components, including any related technology and software to Russia and Belarus. Any shipment or travel with tangible goods, software, or technology to Russia or Belarus requires review for export licensing requirements or restrictions. Please contact the Purdue Export Control Office for guidance before travel or shipping. In addition, FedEx, DHL and UPS have suspended shipping services to Russia until further notice and that passenger travel is currently limited.

The Department of Treasury Office Foreign Assets Control has imposed a variety of financial and banking restrictions. The comprehensive series of restrictions mean that many financial transactions that involve bank accounts in Russia and Belarus will be difficult or impossible to compete. Any Purdue financial transactions with Russia and Belarus should be done in consultation with the Purdue Export Control Office.

Last updated: June 22, 2022

OFAC Sanctions Impact Use of Technology in Sanctioned Countries

Duo is currently blocking authentications from users whose IP address originates in a country or region that is subject to sanctions enforced by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control. The reason for this is that there are US export control restrictions on the use of certain encryption technologies in these countries. Other U.S.-based companies and organizations, including Microsoft and Zoom, now also have similar restrictions. If you will be traveling to one of the sanctioned countries below, please plan your activities with this restriction in mind. ‘Working around’ these restrictions could lead to an export violation that carries both criminal and civil liabilities so please reach out to the Purdue Export Control Office if you have questions.

As of May 5, 2022, any attempts to authenticate to Duo-protected applications from within the OFAC-regulated countries or regions listed below have been blocked from completing their login:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Crimea region
  • Donetsk region
  • Luhansk region
  • Sevastopol region

Last updated: June 22, 2022

The Export Controls team within the Office of Research is here to assist Purdue faculty, staff and students in complying with federal export regulations and protecting our sponsors and partners' proprietary Information.

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