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Terrorist Watch List

This search pulls from a database that is supplied by the Department of Treasury's

Office of Foreign Asset Control. The list is called OFAC/SDN (Specially Designated

Nationals). As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists

individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country- specific.

Collectively, such individuals and companies are called "Specially Designated Nationals" or "SDNs." Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them. Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments.

How often is the SDN list updated?

The SDN list is frequently updated. There is no predetermined timetable, but rather

names are added or removed as necessary and appropriate.

Some of the sources that make up this multi-database search include:

  • US Bureau of Industry & Security
  • Unverified entities list
  • Denied entities list
  • Denied persons list
  • FBI most wanted list
  • Top ten most wanted
  • Interpol most wanted list
  • OSFI Canadians Sanctions list
  • United Nations
  • Consolidated sanctions list
  • Politically exposed persons list
  • European Union terrorist list
  • World Bank ineligible firms

Turn around time is usually next business day!

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