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This page should be used as a reference for information on economic sanctions and embargoes, which impact various IEEE activities including membership, conferences, awards, publishing, and travel. IEEE may not be able to provide certain services to certain designated countries, entities, or individuals from those countries or entities.

Comprehensive Sanctions

Before interacting with any of these countries, please contact the Legal and Compliance Department.

There are broad prohibitions on all transactions with the countries and regions listed below.

Comprehensive Sanctions:

  • Crimea Region of Ukraine
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Venezuela

Selective Sanctions

Before interacting with any of these countries, please contact the Legal and Compliance Department.

There are prohibitions on all transactions with specific named individuals and entities related to, or located in, the countries or regions listed below.

Selective Sanctions:

  • Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia)
  • Belarus
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Nicaragua
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Russia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Ukraine
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe  

Currently Inactive Sanctions Programs

Inactive Sanctions Programs:

  • Burma (Myanmar) - sanctions program ended as of 7 October 2016
  • Cote d'Ivoire - sanctions program ended as of 14 September 2016
  • Liberia - sanctions program ended as of 12 November 2015
  • Sudan - sanctions program ended as of 12 October 2017

Please note that activities with respect to the inactive sanctions programs which occurred prior to the foregoing program end dates may be subject to enforcement under applicable OFAC-related policies and practices.

Questions

Please address all questions about IEEE's OFAC-related policies and practices, and their application to a certain activity or situation, to compliance@ieee.org.