Purchases from Overseas Vendors

Purchases from Overseas Vendors

1. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is prevented from contracting with certain entities that have been designated by the federal government under various embargoes and trade restrictions, so the vendor is subject to the same screening procedure as any vendor. Check the “Consolidated list” at Export.gov.

a. Vendors the university intends to award contracts to should be screened in order to ensure they are not on any restricted parties list for embargoes or violations of export control laws.
i. This screening should be accomplished via utilization of MK Data’s Denial List at the link below
https://www.mkdenial.com/index.cfm

2. Most overseas vendors will probably not be able to supply an ECCN or USML list number. Located in a foreign country, these vendors are not subject to U.S. Export Control Laws and may be very unfamiliar with them. However, if Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania purchases an item from an overseas vendor, once it arrives on campus it is subject to export control laws and, if it is a “high-risk” item, i.e. scientific equipment that could be accessed by unauthorized foreign nationals, we should make every effort to determine if it is export controlled and label and track accordingly.