As the scope of JHU’s online education offerings expands, it is critical to review our compliance obligations under U.S. laws, known as “Export Controls” and “Economic Sanctions.” These laws and regulations include restrictions on JHU’s ability to provide services in certain countries and to certain persons, including online education. Therefore, please review the below scenarios and if any of these apply to your online education activities, please contact JHU’s Export Control & Facility Security Office (“ECO” below; office email address: ECO@jhu.edu) immediately:
NOTE: We recognize that, in some cases, it may not be readily known if one or more of the above scenarios applies to your course. The expectation is that you make a reasonable effort to screen for them.
Some countries ordinarily will require that JHU register as a provider of online services to those within their borders and/or to pay taxes on income derived from such services. Due to the pandemic, some countries have relaxed these and other requirements. However, please note that another country’s decision to relax their local laws does not alter JHU’s obligation to comply with US laws, including export controls and economic sanctions. If you have questions about how any particular country’s laws might apply to your course, please contact the JHU Office of General Counsel (OGC) for assistance.
Please access additional information about these U.S. and foreign online education compliance issues at JHU’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
For your reference, please follow this link to access the Online Education Checklist, which you can use as a template to consider the multiple domestic and foreign compliance issues that might apply to your distance-learning activities.