AIST will investigate business transactions with the following “Limited/Targeted” Countries.
Central African Republic
Darfur Region of Sudan
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Potential or current members/customers — If an individual is from one of the countries with Limited/Targeted Sanctions, we will search the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list (SDN List) for the name of the applicant, or for the persons wishing to purchase items or attend conferences.
If the individual is on the list, we will refund any money paid and deny participation in AIST, citing the ban by OFAC.
Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) List — OFAC maintains various sanctions lists that may have different prohibitions associated with them. Several of the named individuals and entities are known to move from country to country and may end up in locations where they would be least expected.
The names are incorporated into OFAC’s SDN List which includes more than 6,300 names of companies and individuals who are connected with the sanctions’ targets. This is a searchable list on the U.S. Department of the Treasury site, where we can screen individuals prior to doing business with them.
U.S. citizens are prohibited from dealing with SDNs wherever they are located and all SDN assets are blocked.