Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and
trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international
narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. OFAC
acts under Presidential wartime and national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to
impose controls on transactions and freeze foreign assets under US jurisdiction.