If you undertake overseas activities or interact with foreign individuals or organizations, you should become familiar with certain U.S. and foreign laws and University policies that could impact those activities or relationships.
You can receive a brief overview on employing University faculty and staff overseas by reviewing the following Powerpoint presentation.
If you have a question regarding the information provided on this page, please contact Jeff Goetz.
The following federal laws may impact a cross-border transaction:
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): an extremely broad U.S. anti-bribery law that makes it unlawful for U.S. persons to make a payment to a foreign official for the purpose of improperly influencing any act or decision by that official.
Withholding Tax Obligations: the University may be obligated under U.S. tax law to withhold tax on certain payments, such as royalty payments, made to foreign parties.
Export Control and Sanctions Laws: The U.S. government imposes restrictions on activities involving certain technologies, organizations, persons, and countries. For example, the U.S. government restricts many activities including certain countries or regions, including Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. In addition, US export control laws prohibit, without an appropriate license, the “export” of certain items, services, technology, and technical data. Importantly, export control laws even prohibit the transfer of controlled technology or software to certain foreign nationals present in the U.S. (known as a “deemed” export). Please contact the University’s Export Control Office for more information.