The US Department of Treasury introduced a new format for the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons lists. The new format provides additional information regarding labels for names (i.e., to reflect specific cultures, languages or regions) and supports language scripts other than just standard Latin script (i.e., Arabic), among other new features. According to OFAC, the new format will not contain new data, but “contains additional meta data that may further aid compliance and screening programs.” The new format is not replacing the old format; both formats will be available going forward.