OFAC today released a new format for the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Consolidated Sanctions List Data Files. This new sanctions list format was jointly developed by the United Nations (U.N.) and the Wolfsberg Group of International Banks in an effort to create a universal sanctions list format that can be efficiently used by governments worldwide and enhances sanctions compliance. The new format incorporates a variety of features that ensure maximum flexibility for sanctions list creators, while also limiting the need for future changes to the underlying data specification due to the standard’s adaptability. OFAC previously released the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN) in the new advanced format.
The Consolidated Sanctions List Data Files were last updated on 12/17/2014. Today's release adds a new format for the existing data.
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