The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is part of the United States Treasury Department. OFAC manages the United States government's sanctions and embargo programs, as well as the Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) and Blocked Persons lists. SDNs are entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, the governments of target countries. SDNs may also be associated with international narcotics trafficking or terrorism. United States persons may be prohibited from conducting certain activities with the listed individuals and entities without prior OFAC authorization.
- Restricted Party Screenings: If you are dealing with a country subject to restrictions with specific parties, you are encouraged to share with ORPA the names of all individuals and entities involved. ORPA can screen against lists of restricted parties to ensure compliance with sanctions regulations.
- Export Licenses: If you are contemplating activities in countries subject to import, export, or travel restrictions, contact Export Controls at firstname.lastname@example.org so that a license determination may be made.
OFAC Sanctioned Countries
Sanctions regulations vary significantly by country. The following countries are subject to restrictions on certain types of activities, as indicated below. This list is current as of March 10, 2022.
List of Comprehensively Sanctioned Countries
|Syria||The following regions of Ukraine:||Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk|
Most transactions, including those involving persons or entities "ordinarily resident" in these countries, require an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) License.
Other Countries Subject to OFAC Sanctions
|Balkans||Belarus||Burma (Myanmar)||Central African Republic|
|Congo, Dem. Rep. of||Ethiopia||Hong Kong||Iraq|
Transactions related to activities with specific parties in these countries are prohibited.
Countries Subject to Prohibition on Military Exports
|Afghanistan||Belarus||Burma||Central African Republic|
|China||Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)||Cuba||Congo, Dem. Rep. of|
|North Korea||Somalia||South Sudan||Sri Lanka|
The U.S. Department of State prohibits the export of military/space equipment or technical data to these countries and to foreign nationals of these countries.
A printable version of the information above may be accessed through the link under GUIDANCE on this webpage.
Be aware that the Department of State maintains a separate list of countries subject to regulations related to the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR). See the Federal Regulations page to learn more.