What Is A Sanction List?

Sanctions lists were created by governments and international authorities to combat persons engaged in illegal activities. These lists help us identify countries and individuals involved in financial crime. Financial sanctions are an important part of the fight against financial crime. There are serious penalties of breaching sanctions. Therefore organizations should carefully consider their compliance status. They need to integrate control systems into their systems.

Who can I find in these lists?

Many of the sanctions lists include targets for criminal financing of terrorist activities. Sanctions lists include individuals, organizations or all nations involved in criminal financing of the following activities:


Drug trafficking

Terrorist financing

Human rights violations

Money laundering

International contract violation

Weapon proliferation

How does it work?

Governments and financial authorities around the world keep lists of sanctions. These lists are public. Some of these lists are:

• United Nations Sanctions (UN)

• US Consolidated Sanctions

• OFAC — Specially Designated Nationals (SDN)

• Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada)

• Bureau of Industry and Security (US)

• Department of State, AECA Debarred List (US)

• Department of State, Nonproliferation Sanctions (US)

• EU Financial Sanctions

• UK Financial Sanctions (HMT)

• Australian Sanctions

• Consolidated Canadian Autonomous Sanctions List

• Consolidated Sanctions List Of The Kyrgyz Republic

• EEAS Consolidated List

• SDFM Terror List

• Us Cia World Leaders Pep List

• World Presidents Pep List

• CoE Assembly Pep List

• Every Politician Pep List

• Switzerland Consolidated List

• Capital Market Board Of Turkey Operation Banned List

• Interpol Wanted List

• Turkish Terror Wanted List

• Interpol Yellow Wanted List

• Interpol UN Wanted List

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