Earlier this month, OFAC issued a reminder regarding the imminent retirement, in July 2015, of individual independent data files for three of its non-SDN sanctions lists. The non-SDN sanctions lists include the Non-SDN Palestinian Legislative Council List (NS-PLC List), the Foreign Sanctions Evaders List (FSE List), the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications Lists (SSI List), the non-SDN Iran Sanctions Act List (NS-ISA List), and the Part 561 List. The three independent data files to be retired are the NS-PLC List, the FSE List and the SSI List. OFAC now offers its non-SDN sanctions lists in a consolidated set of data files, “the Consolidated Sanctions List,” which may be used in lieu of the independent data files to maintain an automated sanctions screening program. Because the list retirement may affect automated download processes, users should take immediate steps to modify these processes to use the Consolidated Sanctions List.

For additional information, see OFAC’s website.