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This question is about an individual in USA hiring a software developer for a short project through a site such as guru.com or freelancer.com.

Considering that U.S. has sanctions on Venezuela (described here) and Syria (described here), could it be illegal to hire someone who is living in either of those countries?

  • "Considering that U.S. has sanctions on Syria and Venezuela" What specific sanctions are you referring to? – guest271314 Aug 19 '18 at 19:15
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    @guest271314, I have updated the question with links to treasury.gov documentation about the sanctions. – coderworks Aug 20 '18 at 12:57
  • It really seems you answered your own question by citing the specific sanctions. What point are you unclear on? – abelenky Aug 20 '18 at 14:29
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    The Venezuelan sanctions revolve around providing loans/financing/property/etc to the Venezuelan government, not individual citizens. Syria seems to be different and I would avoid hiring/contracting to individuals there. – Ron Beyer Aug 20 '18 at 15:46

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