The regulatory environment is becoming more focused on foreign activities, seeking greater transparency into their scope and substance as well as stepping up enforcement and levying large penalties for missteps, and the pace of new legislative activity around international transactions continues to be significant.
Major U.S. regulations that govern the conduct of our international activities include:
- Export controls.
- Import controls.
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
- Anti-boycott laws.
- Office of Foreign Assets Control.
This list is non-exhaustive for the U.S., and the government(s) of a foreign sponsor will have different and possibly more onerous regulatory requirements. For more information, the Vice President for Research (VPR) Integrity and Compliance website also contains a wealth of information on working with non-U.S. collaborators and sponsors.