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Subject Matter Designation Lists

Terrorism (SDT, SDGT and FTO) – sanctions against designated individuals and businesses that seek to disrupt the Middle East peace process; against the governments of countries that support international terrorism; and against foreign terrorist organizations. Sanction Overview. More.

Diamond Trading – sanctions against countries that are not participants in the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) for rough diamonds. More.

Narcotics Traffickers (SDNT (Columbia) and SDNTK (Kingpin)) - sanctions against designated individuals and businesses that are considered to be significant foreign narcotics traffickers. Sanction Overview. More.

Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) – sanctions specific individuals and entities determined to be significant transnational criminal organizations or to have provided material support for, or to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted on behalf of, such organizations. Additionally, the property and interests in property of an entity that is 50% or more owned, directly or indirectly, by a person on the SDN list are also blocked, regardless of whether the entity is on the SDN list or not. Sanction Overview.

Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators (NPWMD) – two distinct sanction programs directed against designated businesses, countries and individuals that have engaged in proliferation-related activities; another sanction program that blocks U.S. attachment and garnishment orders against a specific set of Russian Federation assets used to implement the HEV Agreements. Sanction Overview. More.

Country-Based Designation Lists

Western Balkans (BALKANS) – sanctions against designated individuals and businesses who threaten the international stabilization efforts in the Western Balkans. Sanction Overview. More.

Belarus (BELARUS) – sanctions against designated businesses and individuals who undermine the democratic processes or institutions in Belarus. Sanction Overview. More.

Burma/Myanmar (BURMA) – comprehensive sanctions against the country, and designated businesses and individuals who repress the democratic opposition. Sanction Overview. More.

Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast (COTED) – sanctions against the designated businesses and individuals who contribute to the political and social unrest in Cote d’Ivoire. Sanction Overview. More.

Cuba (CUBA) – comprehensive sanctions against the country, and designated businesses and individuals in an effort to isolate the government economically and deprive it of U.S. dollars. All foreign subsidiaries owned or controlled by U.S. companies must comply with the sanctions. Sanction Overview. More.

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRCONGO) – sanctions against designated businesses and individuals who contribute to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sanction Overview. More.

Iran (IRAN) (IRGC) (IFSR) (IRAN-HR) (ISA) – sanctions against designated businesses and individuals. Sanction Overview. More.

Iraq (IRAQ) - sanctions against senior officials and their family members of the former Iraqi regime. Sanction Overview. More.

Lebanon (LEBANON) – sanctions against designated businesses and individuals that seek to undermine the sovereignty of Lebanon or its democratic processes and institutions. More.

Libya2 (LIBYA2) – sanctions against the designated businesses and individuals who contribute to the political and social unrest in Libya. Sanction Overview.

Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor (LIBERIA) – sanctions against designated businesses and individuals of the former regime of President Charles Taylor. Sanction Overview. More.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (NORTH KOREA) (DPRK) – limited sanctions against the country which prohibit U.S. persons from owning, leasing, operating or insuring any vessel flagged by North Korea, as well as registering vessels in North Korea or flying a North Korean flag. Sanction Overview. More.

Somalia (SOMALIA) – sanctions against specific individuals and specific entities determined to have engaged in acts that threatens the peace, security or stability of Somalia. Additionally, to have obstructed the delivery of humanitarian assistance to or within Somalia, to have supplied arms or related material in violation of the United Nations arms embargo on Somalia, or to have provided support for any of these activities. Further, sanctions have also been determined to be appropriate because piracy threatens the peace, security or stability of the country. These are targeted sanctions only, and does not impose any broad-based sanctions against the people of the country or the country itself. Sanction Overview.

Sudan (SUDAN) (DARFUR) – comprehensive sanctions against the country because of governmental policies and actions that violate human rights, in particular the conflict in Darfur, and the pervasive governmental role in the petroleum and petrochemical industries in Sudan. (This sanction does not apply to the regional government of Southern Sudan). Sanction Overview. More.

Syria (SYRIA) – sanctions against the country, and designated businesses and individuals, because of the country's actions in supporting terrorism, continuing the occupation of Lebanon, pursuing weapons of mass destruction and missile programs, and undermining the stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq. More.

Yemen (YEMEN) – sanctions against certain members of the Government of Yemen and other individuals and entities that threaten Yemen's peace, security, or stability. Such actions and policies include obstructing the implementation of the November 23, 2011 agreement between the Government of Yemen and those in opposition to it, which provides for a peaceful transition of power that meets the legitimate demands and aspirations of the Yemeni people, and obstructing the political process in Yemen. Sanction Overview.

Zimbabwe (ZIMBABWE) – sanctions against entities because of actions by certain members of the government who are undermining democratic processes and institutions in Zimbabwe. Sanction Overview. More.

Inactive Sanctions Lists

Iraq-I – Prior to the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003, the U.S. had sanctioned certain individuals and organizations related to, and/or controlled by Hussein's regime. Most of these sanctions were lifted in late 2003, but the assets of some individuals and entities remain blocked.

Libya – In 1986, President Reagan declared a complete embargo on trade with Libya due to the actions and policies of Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Additional sanctions were imposed in April 1992 in response to Libya's continued support for international terrorism. These were all terminated in 2004 with an Executive Order declaring that Libya's commitment and actions to eliminate its WMDs, among other things, has made the previous sanctions no longer necessary.

Sierra Leone – In 2001, President Bush prohibited the direct and indirect importation of rough diamonds from Sierra Leone due to the illicit diamond trade's fueling of internal conflict, human rights violations and attacks on United Nations (UN) Mission personnel attempting to bring aid to the population. These sanctions were lifted in 2003 when Sierra Leone became a participant in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.

Taliban – In 1999, President Clinton imposed a nearly complete embargo on trade with Afghanistan after concluding that the Taliban was effectively in control of most of the country and providing a safe haven for Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Since the U.S. military operations in Afghanistan beginning in 2001 nearly eradicated the Taliban, these sanctions were at the time no longer necessary. Based on recent events this may change.

UNITA (Angola) – In 1993, President Clinton initiated sanctions against the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola, in coordination with international sanctions the UN Security Council adopted. President Bush lifted these sanctions when UNITA stopped the violence and began negotiating with the Angolan government.

Yugoslavia – Beginning in 1992 and increasing in 1998, the U.S. government imposed economic sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) based on ethnic tensions and conflict in the region. President Clinton lifted most of the sanctions in 2001 following the peaceful democratic transition the Republic started.