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Reminder About Retirement of Independent Data Files for the FSE List, SSI List and the NS-PLC List

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Washington, District Of Columbia

As previously communicated in October of 2014, OFAC will cease issuing independent data files for the Foreign Sanctions Evaders (FSE) List, the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) List and the Non-SDN Palestinian Legislative Council (NS-PLC) List.  In response to public requests, OFAC extended its support period for the independent data files.  The support period for these files will end on or about July 10, 2015. 

This is part of the consolidation effort of OFAC's non-Specially Designated Nationals Lists to reduce the number of list-related files that must be downloaded in order to maintain an automated sanctions screening program. During the transition period, OFAC will produce these data on both the Consolidated Sanctions List and on the appropriate individual lists.  The new Consolidated Sanctions List data files can be accessed on this page.  In addition, the Consolidated Sanctions List data files are available on OFAC’s File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site at ftp://ofacftp.treas.gov in a folder called, “consolidated list.”  Please visit the Consolidated Sanctions List Specification file for the information about data file nomenclature, column headers and field widths.  


OFAC will continue to provide and update independent human readable (.pdf and .txt) versions of the FSE, SSI, NS-PLC, Non-SDN Iran Sanctions Act List, the Part 561 lists and their respective archive of changes files.  These file formats were not be affected by the creation of the consolidated data files and will continue to be available even after the transition period.


OFAC understands that this change may impact automated FSE, SSI and PLC download processes and recommends that list users take immediate steps to alter these processes to utilize the consolidated non-SDN List data files.

Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury