OFAC Sanctioned Countries

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.

Seek Guidance

  • 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 the Assistant Director of Export Controls 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.

  • Balkans: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Belarus: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Burundi: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Central African Republic: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. of: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Crimea region of Ukraine: Restrictions on imports and exports, investment in region
  • Cuba: Restrictions on imports, exports, financial transactions and travel
  • Iran: Restrictions on imports, exports, and financial transactions
  • Lebanon: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Libya: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • North Korea: Restrictions on imports, exports and travel
  • Russia/Ukraine: Restrictions on activities with financial/energy sectors
  • Somalia: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • South Sudan: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Sudan: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Syria: Restrictions on imports, exports, and financial transactions
  • Venezuela: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Yemen: Restrictions on activities with specific parties
  • Zimbabwe: Restrictions on activities with specific parties

ITAR Restrictions

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.