The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") is part of the Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Unit of the U.S. Department of Treasury. OFAC implements economic sanctions against countries, entities, and individuals determined by the President or Congress to be threats to the national security of the United States. OFAC prohibits "U.S. persons" (includes organizations) from, in general, dealing in any way with property in which these named individuals or groups have any interest, direct or indirect. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.
A list is published by OFAC of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries (the "Specially Designated Nationals List" or "SDN List"). The list also includes individuals, groups, and entities such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. U.S. persons and entities are generally prohibited from dealing with SDNs wherever they are located and all SDN assets must be blocked.
FNF’s policy prohibits doing business of any kind with targeted governments and organizations, as well as individuals, groups and entities identified on the OFAC SDN List.
To search for names on the OFAC SDN List