The List

Course overview

In the Treasury Department, there is a division known as the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). When Congress passes a law placing economic sanctions on a country, OFAC is responsible for ensuring that no one conducts business with that country. OFAC is responsible for publishing the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN, commonly simply called, "the OFAC list"). This list is updated constantly to deal with rapidly evolving geo-political situations.
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