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Non-SDN Menu-Based Sanctions List (NS-MBS List)

Last Updated: 10/31/2023

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Non-SDN Menu-Based Sanctions List (NS-MBS List)

Non-SDN Menu-Based Sanctions List (NS-MBS List)

This publication by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designed as a reference tool that identifies persons subject to certain sanctions.  The specific sanctions will be enumerated on a record-by-record basis on this list.  The sanctions are less than full blocking sanctions, and may include, among other things, non-blocking prohibitions on the provision of certain goods or services and blocking prohibitions subject to a statutory exception for the importation of goods.  The NS-MBS List is distinct from OFAC’s List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Correspondent Account or Payable-Through Account Sanctions (CAPTA List), which lists foreign financial institutions for which the opening or maintaining of a correspondent account or a payable-through account in the United States is prohibited or subject to one or more strict conditions.  When full blocking sanctions in a statute or other authority are imposed on a person, that person is identified solely on OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List).  Any other sanctions short of full blocking that are imposed on that person are also identified on the SDN List. 

Upon the imposition of less than full blocking sanctions or blocking prohibitions subject to a statutory exception for the importation of goods, as provided by statute or other authority, OFAC will place the name and other relevant identifiers of the sanctioned person on the NS-MBS List.  The NS-MBS List also will specify the type of sanction or sanctions imposed on the listed person and the legal authority under which the person is sanctioned.

The latest changes to the NS-MBS List may appear here prior to their publication in the Federal Register, and users of this list can rely on changes indicated in this document.  Such changes reflect official actions of OFAC or the Department of State and will be published as soon as practicable in the Federal Register.  Users are advised to check the Federal Register and this electronic publication routinely for additional names or other changes to the NS-MBS List.

Information that appears on the NS-MBS List will be included in the data formats associated with the Consolidated Sanctions List.

Search OFAC's Sanctions Lists (Including the NS-MBS List)

Complete NS-MBS List:

Changes to the NS-MBS List:

How to Download a Data Formatted Version of the NS-MBS List:

  • To download a data formatted (e.g. XML, CSV) version of the NS-MBS List, please see the Consolidated Sanctions List page.  The NS-MBS List data is included with all of OFAC's other non-SDN lists in the Consolidated list.

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How to be Removed from a Sanctions List: