Restricted and Denied Parties Lists

Wherever and however you do business, there are restricted and denied parties lists that you need to screen against

Many government bodies publish watch lists of individuals and organizations that are subject to trade restrictions. Among these are denied parties lists published by the U.S. Departments of State (DDTC), Commerce (BIS), and Treasury (OFAC). Additionally, many governments around the world maintain their own watch lists. As do international bodies, such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the European Union.

Individuals and organizations facing export, trade, and OFAC restrictions can be found domestically and internationally, so, no matter the nature of your business, screening for denied parties is an essential part of your day-to-day activities.

Descartes Visual Compliance Denied Parties Lists


Descartes Visual Compliance provides hundreds of up-to-date restricted parties lists, denied parties lists, denied trade lists, sanctioned parties lists, and debarred parties lists from government authorities on six continents, as well as a global lists maintained by multinational bodies such as the United Nations and Interpol.

Our Core Denied Parties List Groups

Lists searched when screening in Descartes Visual Compliance cover major areas of concern, including watch lists maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Department of State, Sanction Programs, Domestic and International Financial Risks, and Law Enforcement-related Wanted Persons Lists, as well as many others.

Our lists include:

  • Export-related Restricted, Denied, and Blocked Persons
  • Sanction Programs-related Blocked Persons
  • Specially Designated Nationals (SDN)
  • International Terrorist, Blocked Persons and Entities
  • Politically Exposed Persons (PEP)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • General Services Administration Exclusions (GSA)
  • Office of Inspector General Exclusions (OIG)
  • And many more

In addition to these lists, Descartes Visual Compliance includes supplementary or optional watch lists as required by our clients. Our solutions also allow you to create and maintain your own unique screening lists.

With the fast-paced, ever-changing nature of denied parties lists, keeping up can be a time-consuming task

We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our solutions, and our ability to stay on top of changes or modifications to export regulations and restricted and denied parties lists. On a daily basis, our team of subject matter experts review government published watch lists using a combination of automated processes and manual verification, so that we can be sure that our content meets our high standards of accuracy.

Changes can, and often do, occur daily. We distill the information and automatically update our screening solutions to reflect the changes, and we also notify you by email to keep you informed of the updates that have been made. Updates to our content occur within one business day of changes being published by government sources. We update our lists multiple times a day as necessary.

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For more information about restricted and denied party screening software solutions

To learn more, call toll-free 1-877-328-7866 (Intl: 716-881-2590) and talk to one of our compliance consultants. They'll help you analyze your restricted and denied party screening requirements, evaluate your options, and provide focused software demonstrations.