Office of Foreign Assets Control - Sanctions Programs and Information

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.


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OFAC Sanctions Lists

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News and Frequently Updated Content

OFAC publishes lists of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific.   OFAC updates its website on a regular basis. Information on the latest changes to OFAC's site can be found below.




Search OFAC's Sanctions Lists


Apply for an OFAC License

OFAC provides a free, online application to enable users to simultaneously search all of its sanctions lists.


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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Sanctions Programs and Country Information


General OFAC Information and Guidance

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.  Click here for information about an OFAC "Country List."


In addition to providing guidance on specific sanctions programs, OFAC provides information on a number of sanctions-related issues that span multiple programs or that may affect specific industries.

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Last Updated: 6/2/2020 2:55 PM