Administrative

OFSI to update consolidated list links

In 2 weeks time, OFSI will update links to the consolidated list, the system it uses to publish the details of individuals and entities subject to financial sanctions.

The consolidated list extracts will have new updated links on the gov.uk website. It is important that any bookmarks to the old links for each format are updated to the new links.

In addition to the existing five formats in which OFSI currently publishes the consolidated list (html, csv, xls, pdf and txt), it will now also be published as an .xml file. The files themselves will be updated as and when there are changes to the consolidated list and you will continue to be able to use the consolidated list as you do now.

There will also be a new search tool to help individuals and organisations identify targets of financial sanctions more easily. This allows users to quickly search the list of asset-freeze targets and the list of targets subject to restrictions on financial markets and services.

Further details will be published in the coming weeks. OFSI will be updating current links to the consolidated list on 30th August 2019. 

OFSI to update consolidated list links

In 3 weeks time, OFSI will launch a new consolidated list, the system it uses to publish the details of individuals and entities subject to financial sanctions.

The consolidated list extracts will have updated links on the gov.uk website. It is important that any bookmarks to the old links for each format are updated to the new links.

In addition to the existing five formats in which OFSI currently publishes the consolidated list (html, csv, xls, pdf and txt), it will now also be published as an .xml file. The files themselves will be updated as and when there are changes to the consolidated list and you will continue to be able to use the consolidated list as you do now.

There will also be a new search tool to help individuals and organisations identify targets of financial sanctions more easily. This allows users to quickly search the list of asset-freeze targets and the list of targets subject to restrictions on financial markets and services.

Further details will be published in the coming weeks. OFSI will be launching the new consolidated list on 30th August 2019. 

If you have any questions about this email, please contact us using the link below.

OFSI to update consolidated list links

On 30th August 2019, OFSI will update links to its consolidated list, the system by which it publishes the details of individuals and entities subject to financial sanctions.

The consolidated list extracts will have updated links on the gov.uk website. It is important that any bookmarks to the old links for each format are updated to the new links.

In addition to the existing five formats in which OFSI currently publishes the consolidated list (html, csv, xls, pdf and txt), it will now also be published as an .xml file. The files themselves will be updated as and when there are changes to the consolidated list and you will continue to be able to use the consolidated list as you do now.

There will also be a new search tool to help individuals and organisations identify targets of financial sanctions more easily. This allows users to quickly search the list of asset-freeze targets and the list of targets subject to restrictions on financial markets and services.

Further details will be published in the coming weeks.

In case you haven’t noticed, the design of Mr. Watchlist has changed. That caricature of me on the left sidebar? Drawn by my daughter Emily, who’s about to be a senior at Pennsylvania College of Art and Designhere’s her website.

And you should also check out the animation she did for me that now replaces that photo on the About page. Nice, huh?

Personally, I like it – these reflect my personality. What do you think?

And, of course, Emily is open for commissioned work…

Was Mr. Watchlist o/’?

I just spent the last 2 weeks in Asia – China, South Korea and India. That’s why I am running behind – lots of time on planes and packing and unpacking luggage (and steaming dress clothes wrinkled in transit).

So, please be patient – I will catch up soon.

And, for those of you not familiar… the post title is a reference to the kid’s show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” (and computer game, too).

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.     
  
SDN.DEL
SDN.PIP
SDN.FF
SDN.CSV
CONS_PRIM.DEL
CONS_PRIM.PIP
CONS_PRIM.FF
CONS_PRIM.CSV

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.  

sample_file_prim.ff
sample_file_prim.pip

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.  

Link:

OFAC Notice