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New Sanctions Guidance regarding temporary export of certain portable electronics to Iran

On February 7, 2014, the Department of the Treasury issued General License D-1 to the Iran Transaction and Sanctions Regulations with  new guidance regarding the export of certain services, software, and hardware incident to personnel communications to Iran. Under the General License, some university owned equipment, including some mobile phones, satellite phones, laptops, tablets, computing devices and peripherals and accessories, may be exported temporarily while travelling in Iran. 

The list of items which can be exported is included in the Annex to the General License: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/iran_gld1.pdf

As part of the international travel review process, OESRC will assist you in determining if your portable electronic devices and software meets the General License requirements. http://www.oesrc.researchcompliance.vt.edu/international-travel

Please contact oesrc@vt.edu if you have questions about this new guidance.