Data Sources

The US Treasury, State and Commerce Departments, UN Security Council, EU, UK and other jurisdictions publish lists of individuals and entities that are forbidden to do business, open certain account types, conduct financial transactions or are otherwise restricted within their jurisdiction or borders.

These lists are published in various data formats. OFAC API aggregates each data source into a common data structure, allowing clients to globally screen 3rd parties for potential sanctions, restrictions or other risk.

Each data source below is updated every 10 minutes


The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) publishes and enforces sanction programs against countries and entities, for example companies or individuals with ties to terrorist organizations. The goal of these measures are to block assets and impose trade restrictions in an effort to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals. imports, sorts and formats the OFAC non SDN list daily, allowing for optimized search times and up to date result sets.

OFAC Consolidated Non SDN Sanctions

In addition to its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, OFAC maintains other sanctions lists which are consolidated by OFAC into the Non SDN Consolidated Sanctions List. More information on these sanctions programs can be found at imports, sorts and formats the OFAC SDN list daily, allowing for optimized search times and up to date result sets.

FINCEN 311 and 9714 Special Measures

Special Measures for Jurisdictions, Financial Institutions, or International Transactions of Primary Money Laundering Concern.


The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) - Commerce Department publishes the Denied Persons List (DPL) containing individuals and companies who have been denied export and re-export privileges by BIS. The DPL contains foreign end users who pose a risk of diverting exports and any technology they contain to alternate destinations. imports, sorts and formats the BIS DPL list daily, allowing for optimized search times and up to date result sets.

United Nations Security Council Consolidated List

The Consolidated List includes all individuals and entities subject to measures imposed by the Security Council. The inclusion of all names on one Consolidated List is to facilitate the implementation of the measures, and neither implies that all names are listed under one regime, nor that the criteria for listing specific names are the same. For each instance where the Security Council has decided to impose measures in response to a threat, a Security Council Committee manages the sanctions regime. Each sanctions committee established by the United Nations Security Council therefore publishes the names of individuals and entities listed in relation to that committee as well as information concerning the specific measures that apply to each listed name. imports, sorts and formats the UN Security Council list daily, allowing for optimized search times and up to date result sets.

EU Financial Sanctions (FSF)

Combined sanctions list for the European Union adopted by the majority of member states.

Belgian Financial Sanctions

Belgian sanctions list extending the EU FSF sanctions list based on the national terrorist list of the National Security Council.

United Kingdom - Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI)

The UK government publishes the UK sanctions list, which provides details of those designated under regulations made under the Sanctions Act. The list also details which sanctions measures apply to these persons or ships, and in the case of UK designations, provides a statement of reasons for the designation.

Dutch National Sanctions List

The Dutch national terrorism sanctions list contains individuals and organizations who are involved in terrorist activities.

Swiss SECO Sanctions and Embargoes

Sanctions and embargoes managed by the State Secretary of Economic Affairs (SECO). More information can be found on the SECO webpage

Canadian Special Economic Measures Act Sanctions (SEMA)

Canadian sanctions and embargoes targeting specific countries, organizations, or individuals under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA).

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian sanctions law. Those listed may be Australian citizens, foreign nationals, or residents in Australia or overseas.

Politically Exposed Person (PEP)

A Politically Exposed Person is anyone who is at a higher risk to be involved in bribery or corruption based on their association with a prominent position or influence. OFAC API’s offers a comprehensive PEP data set of over 1 million individuals from multiple sources.

US HUD Suspensions and Debarments

HUD's Departmental Enforcement Center pursues suspension and debarment actions that result in the exclusion of a sanctioned party from further participation in HUD procurement and non-procurement programs and other Federal Government programs.
More information can be found at

US System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is a federal government system that collects, validates, stores, and disseminates information on individuals or entities that are eligible for contract awards. Prior to entering a contract, agencies are required to utilize SAM to verify that the individual or entity is not an excluded party.

FHFA Suspended Counterparty Program

FHFA established the Suspended Counterparty Program to help address the risk to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (“the regulated entities”) presented by individuals and entities with a history of fraud or other financial misconduct. Under this program, FHFA may issue orders suspending an individual or entity from doing business with the regulated entities.

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