The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.
OFAC publishes lists of individuals and companies owned or controlled
OFAC provides a free, online application to enable users to simultaneously search all of its sanctions lists. View more information about OFAC's sanctions list search tools.
A license is an authorization from OFAC to engage in a transaction that otherwise would be prohibited (e.g. release of blocked funds). Read more information about OFAC licenses.
OFAC administers a number of different sanctions programs. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals. Read more information about an OFAC "Country List."
In addition to providing guidance on specific sanctions programs, OFAC provides information on a number of sanctions-related issues that span multiple programs or that may affect specific industries.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Information on Cuba-related Travel
- Information on Releasing Blocked or "Frozen" funds
- Civil Penalties and Enforcement Information
- OFAC Reporting System (ORS) and Reporting Forms
- Additional Resources (Legal Library, Information for Industry Groups, Non-treasury Sanctions Information)
- Contact OFAC