Numerous U.S. government agencies (primarily the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury) maintain lists of individuals, companies, or entities barred or restricted from entering into certain types of transactions with U.S. individuals, corporations, and organizations, including Indiana University.
The lists include both U.S. and foreign individuals, entities, and organizations. The U.S. government updates these lists on a regular basis, meaning that individuals or entities with whom you are conducting business could be added to or removed from the list.
Engaging in business or other transactions with individuals, companies, or entities on these lists may result in civil penalties for Indiana University and civil or criminal penalties for the individual involved in the activities.
Prescreening is important. It can identify ineligible recipients and identify licensing requirements, so that you know about potential concerns or problems before you expend time or resources.