The State, Treasury and Commerce Departments each publish lists of individuals and entities that are forbidden to do business, open accounts of conduct financial transactions within the United States as well as with entities based in the United States.
These lists are published in various formats on various federal websites. OFAC-API.com aggregates each important list into a common data structure, allowing API users to tailor a search query to their individual compliance needs.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) publishes and enforces sanction programs against countries and entities, for example companies or individuals with ties to terrorist organizations. The goal of these measures are to block assets and impose trade restrictions in an effort to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.
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In addition to its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, OFAC maintains other sanctions lists which are consolidated by OFAC into the Non SDN Consolidated Sanctions List. More information on these sanctions programs can be found at treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions
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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) - Commerce Department publishes the Denied Persons List (DPL) containing individuals and companies who have been denied export and re-export privileges by BIS. The DPL contains foreign end users who pose a risk of diverting exports and any technology they contain to alternate destinations.
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The Consolidated List includes all individuals and entities subject to measures imposed by the Security Council. The inclusion of all names on one Consolidated List is to facilitate the implementation of the measures, and neither implies that all names are listed under one regime, nor that the criteria for listing specific names are the same. For each instance where the Security Council has decided to impose measures in response to a threat, a Security Council Committee manages the sanctions regime. Each sanctions committee established by the United Nations Security Council therefore publishes the names of individuals and entities listed in relation to that committee as well as information concerning the specific measures that apply to each listed name.
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