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Legal Agreements and Business Transactions with Foreign Parties

All WVU Personnel planning to engage in legal agreements and business transactions (including procurement card transactions) with foreign persons and entities must contact the ECO for assistance prior to negotiating those legal agreements or effecting the transaction.

Upon receipt of the name(s) of the relevant foreign party(ies), the ECO will conduct a restricted party screening and provide a written response, usually within two business days. This may take longer depending on the technology involved and the parties’ responsiveness. The response will either indicate that the screening revealed no matches and the proposed agreement or transaction may move forward as planned or identify any match revealed by the screening and explain the next steps that need to be taken to ensure compliance with export control laws.