Terrorist Watchlist Search $25
PI Services, LLC searches several Federal databases to identify prohibited parties. Government regulations may require that organizations not deal with prohibited parties, thereby making this search a necessity especially for those businesses that deal with sensitive information.
This search is commonly used to identify persons deemed as a threat by the United States, to identify any risks or associations that may deem an applicant dangerous, or for Patriot Act Compliance. Our search includes the Consolidated Screening List (11 resources listed below), OFAC and additional Prohibited Parties Searches as well as the FBI Most Wanted.
What is OFAC and what does it do? The Office of Foreign Assets Control administers and enforces economic sanctions programs primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers. 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 prohibited party is generally defined as person (or entity) that is subject to various economic sanctions programs or forbidden from conducting business in the United States, as well as entities subject to license requirements because of their proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports or transfers of items. There are eleven sources contributing to the CSL.
Department of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security
Denied Persons List – Individuals and entities that have been denied export privileges. Any dealings with a party on this list that would violate the terms of its denial order are prohibited.
Unverified List – End-users who BIS has been unable to verify in prior transactions. The presence of a party on this list in a transaction is a “Red Flag” that should be resolved before proceeding with the transaction.
Entity List – Parties whose presence in a transaction can trigger a license requirement supplemental to those elsewhere in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The list specifies the license requirements and policy that apply to each listed party.
Department of State – Bureau of International Security and Non-proliferation
Nonproliferation Sanctions – Parties that have been sanctioned under various statutes. The linked webpage is updated as appropriate, but the Federal Register is the only official and complete listing of nonproliferation sanctions determinations.
Department of State – Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
AECA Debarred List – Entities and individuals prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in the export of defense articles, including technical data and defense services. Pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the AECA Debarred List includes persons convicted in court of violating or conspiring to violate the AECA and subject to “statutory debarment” or persons established to have violated the AECA in an administrative proceeding and subject to “administrative debarment.”
Department of the Treasury – Office of Foreign Assets Control
Specially Designated Nationals List – Parties who may be prohibited from export transactions based on OFAC’s regulations. The EAR require a license for exports or reexports to any party in any entry on this list that contains any of the suffixes “SDGT”, “SDT”, “FTO”, “IRAQ2” or “NPWMD”.”
Foreign Sanctions Evaders List: Foreign individuals and entities determined to have violated, attempted to violate, conspired to violate, or caused a violation of U.S. sanctions on Syria or Iran, as well as foreign persons who have facilitated deceptive transactions for or on behalf of persons subject to U.S. Sanctions. Transactions by U.S. persons or within the United States involving Foreign Sanctions Evaders (FSEs) are prohibited.
Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) List: Individuals operating in sectors of the Russian economy with whom U.S. persons are prohibited from transacting in, providing financing for, or dealing in debt with a maturity of longer than 90 days.
Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) List: Individuals of the PLC who were elected on the party slate of Hamas, or any other Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), Specially Designed Terrorist (SDT), or Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
The List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Part 561 (the Part 561 List): The Part 561 List includes the names of foreign financial Institutions that are subject to sanctions, certain prohibitions, or strict conditions before a U.S. company may do business with them.
Non-SDN Iranian Sanctions Act List (NS-ISA): The ISA List includes persons determined to have made certain investments in Iran’s energy sector or to have engaged in certain activities relating to Iran’s refined petroleum sector. Their names do not appear on the Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons (SDN) List, and their property and/or interests in property are not blocked, pursuant to this action.