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The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States. 

Sanctions Programs and Country Information

OFAC administers a number of different sanctions programs. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals. Read more information about OFAC's Sanctions Programs:


Sanctions Lists and Sanctions List Service (SLS)
Lists of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries.

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Sanctions List Search

Frequently Asked Questions
Guidance in the form of questions and answers that highlight key issues and topics relating to economic sanctions as well as the procedures and practices of OFAC.

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Apply for a License
A license is an authorization from OFAC to engage in a transaction that otherwise would be prohibited (e.g. release of blocked funds).

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