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Sanctioned Party Ownership Screening

Simplify your efforts to comply with sanctioned party ownership regulations and mitigate the risk of doing business with the multitude of parties with whom it may be unlawful to do business.

Enhance your sanctioned party ownership compliance

With Descartes Visual Compliance™ Sanctioned Party Ownership Screening, you’ll gain access to relevant ownership and controlling interest data as it pertains to sanctioned parties. And, with it, the power to prevent potential compliance violations related to OFAC’s “50 Percent Rule” and other sanctioned party ownership thresholds, including those maintained by the European Union.

How we can benefit you

Mitigate the risk of doing business with entities controlled by unlawful parties

  • Enhanced Compliance
    Screening for sanctioned ownership helps decrease the risk of fines, penalties, and negative news coverage.
  • Save TimeGet up and running quickly with a streamlined implementation process.
  • Improve ConsistencyEstablish organization-wide compliance by leveraging a SaaS-driven solution with worldwide access, 24/7.
  • Stay Up-to-DateKeep on top of frequent changes in ownership structures with up-to-date data
  • Prioritized Compliance ResultsFast, accurate results containing all the necessary regulatory compliance information organized by relevant details and alert levels

Solving compliance challenges

Helping organizations mitigate risk and stay compliant with efficient and precise processes

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The initial feedback from the employees was, ‘this is awesome. This is a huge improvement, we love it.’ … Descartes Visual Compliance™ has managed to save us nearly 28,000 man-hours per year, and reduce our compliance risk exposure.

Erick Wallace, Corporate Export Compliance Manager
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Due to the rising importance of compliance in our sector, we needed an automated screening solution that is efficient and highly reliable. Implementing the Descartes solution has resulted in a more systematic and efficient screening practice, which has significantly reduced costs and risks for the company and its clients.

Céline Emmenegger, Compliance Officer at IFCHOR
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Embedding Descartes Visual Compliance into our internally-developed systems and leveraging its automated screening capability has helped us to keep pace with the growing number of contracts that we manage. The technology increases capacity in the compliance team to focus on more strategic activities, such as training and internal stakeholder engagement.

Peter Loftspring, Black & Veatch’s Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Manager
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You can’t grow your business if you keep doing manual screening. Descartes Visual Compliance was very easy to integrate into our existing ERP and sales platform. Now we have an automated way to check every order as it comes in. There’s no manual screening and we only have to go in to check when there is a flag.

Limor Fried, Founder & Lead Engineer Adafruit Industries
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By automating screening of our trade partner database against denied party lists and determining appropriate export license requirements, Argosy has realized a 75% productivity gain in our compliance practice. Descartes Visual Compliance has allowed us to focus more resources on international growth, better mitigate risk and ensure we achieve 100% trade compliance rates.

Amy Chen, Quality and Compliance Manager at Argosy International Inc.

Solution Highlights

Curated and verified for quality

Our solution uses renowned suppliers of business information and research vetted by prominent worldwide experts

  • Accurate business information
  • Vetted research
  • A global network of validation experts
  • Up-to-date data

Detailed results

Results are returned with pertinent details on the percentage of ownership by sanctioned individual or entity

  • Reveal true ownership
  • Check clients, customers, and third parties
  • Demonstrate additional due diligence
  • Precise details and accurate percentages

Built-in record keeping

Descartes Visual Compliance provides a full range of automatically recorded information

  • Automatically record screening details
  • Easily demonstrate compliance due diligence
  • Single source of truth

Sanction and embargo compliance

Reduce the risk of engaging with sanctioned individuals or entities, and embargoed countries

  • Mitigate risk
  • Avoid violations involving sanctioned parties
  • Easily check for embargoed countries

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Take the next step in your compliance journey and experience global trade securely and successfully

Call toll-free 1-877-328-7866 (Intl: 716-881-2590) and talk to one of our compliance consultants.