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Course Summary

Efforts to combat global terrorism dominate today’s news. This course equips employees with the information they need to conduct business in compliance with U.S. sanctions regulations. Course content details a concise overview of DDTC, OFAC, and BIS regulations and offers in-depth treatment of specific U.S. sanctions regimes, including nonproliferation, counternarcotics, counterterrorism, and country-specific regulations. Users will know how to identify situations that may invoke these regulations – and what to do – after viewing the real-world scenarios offered with this course.

Users will receive a certificate of completion from George Mason University upon successful completion of this course.

Learning Objectives

Provide both a general overview of U.S. sanctions and embargoes, as well as more detailed information regarding select key U.S. sanctions and embargoes. Explain how different U.S. regulatory agencies affect U.S. sanctions and embargoes. Provide real-world scenarios of common situations that illustrate how U.S. sanctions and embargoes regulations affect a variety of activities in an organization and what actions must be taken to ensure compliance with U.S. regulations.

Target Audience

Any employees, regardless of geographic location, requiring either an overview or more in-depth knowledge of U.S. sanctions and embargoes regulations.

Course Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Certificate of Completion: George Mason University

Course Outline


  • S. Sanctions and Embargoes
  • Overview
  • DDTC Regulations
  • BIS Regulations
  • OFAC Regulations
  • S. Sanctions Regulations for the Practitioner
    • Nonproliferation Sanctions
    • Counterterrorism Sanctions
    • Counternarcotics Sanctions
    • Global Magnitsky Sanctions
    • Cyber-Related Sanctions
    • Iran Sanctions
      • Iran Overview
      • Iran: OFAC Regulations
      • Iran: Prohibited Financial Activities
    • Cuba Sanctions
    • North Korea Sanctions
    • Syria Sanctions
    • Ukraine and Russia-Related Sanctions
    • Venezuela Sanctions
    • Sudan Sanctions
  • Conclusion

How U.S. Foreign Subsidiaries Must Comply with U.S. Sanctions

U.S. Scenarios

  • Introduction to U.S. Sanctions Scenarios
  • Request for Defense Articles by a 126.1 Country
  • Notification to DDTC
  • Dealing with Embargoed Countries
  • What to Do with a Positive Screening Result
  • Dealing with Legacy Contracts
  • Technical Data Falling Into the Wrong Hands
  • Self-Blinding
  • Shipments Through an Embargoed Country
  • Transfer to a Sanctioned Embassy in the U.S.
  • Sale to Cuban Interests Section of the Swiss Embassy
  • Distributors & Sales Territories
  • Foreign Subsidiaries Dealing with Iran
  • Dealing with an MRO Facility
  • Dealing with Specially Designated Nationals
  • Sharing Information Through Electronic Portals
  • Foreign Subsidiary Servicing an Embassy of an Embargoed Country


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