WASHINGTON (10/20/14)--With the goal of making is easier to comply with its regulations, the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is offering all of its non-Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) lists in one consolidated data list. Known as the Consolidated Sanctions List, the files comply with all of OFAC's existing data standards.
According to OFAC, the effort is designed to reduce the number of list-related files that must be downloaded in order to maintain an automated sanctions screening program. If OFAC creates a new sanctions list where the action required of a U.S. person does not necessarily entail blocking, the office will add the new data associated with that list to the files if appropriate.
The lists include:
In approximately six months, OFAC will cease issuing independent data files for the FSE, the SSI and the NS-PLC lists. OFAC will continue to provide and update PDF and TXT versions of the FSE, SSI, NS-ISA, NS-PLC and Part 561 lists and their respective archive of changes. These file formats will continue to be available after the transition period.
OFAC has also upgraded its Sanctions List Search tool, which provides users the ability to search for a name on the SDN lists and the consolidated list. All lists are available in Sanctions List Search.
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