Restricted Parties

The U.S. Government agencies maintain lists of individuals and entities barred or restricted from entering into certain types of transactions with U.S. persons. Those lists include not only specially designated nationals but also individuals and businesses that have been debarred by the Department of State or restricted by the Department of Commerce because of previous violation of the regulations. Consequences for transferring or transacting with a Restricted Party are severe.

Please conduct a Restricted Party Screening (RPS) of the parties with whom you are transacting in the following situations:

  • International Collaborations/Exchanges
  • Shipments
  • Visitors 

For performing RPS, the Office of Trade Compliance (OTC) has made available to the Pitt Community a consolidated screening lists tool called Amber Road for screenings that are not for shipment or visitor purposes.

To access the Amber Road RPS tool: contact OTC for login credentials.  If you already have access, you can proceed to the Amber Road application.

To learn more about how to conduct a RPS: Please read the "Steps for performing a Restricted Party Screening" guidance document, written by the Office of Trade Compliance.