April 16, 2019: OFAC Technical Notice

Important technical notice for users of OFAC’s Sanctions List Data Files

Update: Corrected versions of the updated Data Specification for OFAC’s list-related flat files have been released.  Given this change, OFAC will be adding 30 additional days onto its implementation schedule for this change.  The change to the Program field will now be implemented on or about June 17th Additionally, sample files have been added below.     

On or about June 17th, OFAC will be expanding the “Program” field found in OFAC’s legacy data files (DEL, PIP, FF, and CSV) from 50 to 200 characters.  Users of OFAC’s XML files should not be affected by this update.  A full list of affected files is provided below.     

Here are updated Data Specification files for both the SDN and Consolidated Lists that OFAC will publish on June 17th as part of this update.    

SDN List Data Specification File
Consolidated List Data Specification File 

For sample files with the Program field containing the 200 character maximum limit, please see below.  Please note, these files are for testing purposes only and do not contain any SDN or non-SDN data.  


Users with questions about this update are welcome to contact OFAC at O_F_A_C@treasury.gov or contact OFAC’s technical support hotline at 1-800-540-6322 – Menu Option 8 for assistance.  


OFAC Notice

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