OFAC General Compliance – What is OFAC and what does it do?

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Q:  What is OFAC and what does it do?
A:   The Office of Foreign Assets Control administers and enforces economic sanctions programs primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals. [09-10-02]
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – This Q&A was included in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s online Resource Center for OFAC – General Compliance, which may be found here:  https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Sanctions/Pages/faq_general.aspx#basic

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