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Restricted Party Screening (RPS)

To remain compliant with federal law, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) must verify that it is not interacting with foreign persons, organizations, or countries whose U.S. export privileges have been restricted or barred. The names of the parties whose U.S. export privileges have been restricted or barred are maintained on lists created by the U.S. Government, including within the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury.

Interactions, whether in the U.S. or abroad, that an FAU employee has with foreign persons, organizations, or countries must undergo Restricted Party Screenings (“RPS”). To conduct the RPS, FAU uses a program called Visual Compliance, which is a web-based screening platform offered by eCustoms. The screening is conducted by cross-referencing each Department’s lists with the name of the foreign persons, organizations, and countries with whom the FAU employee is interacting. If an FAU employee determines that there is a potential for the foreign persons, organization, or country to be named on a U.S. Department’s list, stop all interaction with that party and immediately inform FAU’s Export Control Officer.


When Is RPS Required

Any interaction between FAU and foreign persons, organizations, or countries must undergo RPS. Examples of when an RPS is required include:

  1. Foreign entity interactions – When FAU is accepting funding from an international entity or when collaborating on a research project
  2. Foreign visitors – When visiting scholars and foreign representatives visit FAU
  3. Visa applicants – When a foreign student or employee seeks to obtain a visa to attend, work at, or visit FAU
  4. International Travel – When an FAU employee or an FAU representative is traveling abroad
  5. International shipments – When FAU or an FAU employee is sending equipment or information abroad
  6. International purchases – When FAU or an FAU employee purchases goods or services from a foreign country or provider



 Last Modified 11/16/17