OFAC administers a number of different sanctions programs. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals. Read more information about OFAC’s Sanctions Programs:

OFAC Resources

The restricted party lists not only include those obvious groups such as terrorist groups, drug trafficking groups, foreign government entities (Russia, China, Iran, North Korea), it also includes the not so obvious, such as those listed below. However this is not a comprehensive list, as these lists change frequently.​

  • Iman Hossein University – Iran​
  • Sharif University of Technology – Iran ​
  • Shahid Beheshti University – Iran​
  • Malek Ashtar University of Technology – Iran​
  • Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology (HIAST) – Syria ​
  • Electronics Institute – Syria​
  • Scientific Research Institute for System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences – Russia​
  • Scientific Research Institute of Applied Chemistry – Russia​
  • Sichuan University – China​
  • Northwestern Polytechnical University – China ​
  • Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) – China​
  • National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) – China​
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology – China​