Denied Parties

Questions and answers about Denied Parties

  • SPL Screening Advice

    Question: I joined a company where we subscribed to ALL lists from a major trade compliance provider.  I plan to either disregard certain lists, i.e. SMEL, which doesn’t apply to us, or to stop subscribing to certain lists.  While that may work to resolve the sheer number of blocks every day, my other issue is […]

  • SPL Screening – GSA blocks

    Question: Hello, We are a food manufacturer who screens all parties – – to ALL lists through Descartes.  (Yes, all.  I used to work in A&D, and we did not subscribe to ALL the lists.)   We manufacture and sell direct to food service distributors, restaurants, and the like.  I am working with Legal to discontinue […]

  • Denied party screening

    Question: Can restricted-party screening software receive the name of a foreign company, then determine the owners of the company, and then run the owners’ names through government watch lists? Answer 1: No.  You need a separate service if you want to outsource ownership analysis.  Be ready – this is an expensive service, and only the […]

  • Country Sanctions

    Question: We are looking to do business with a Company in the UAE. After completing restricted party screening, we received country notes indicating high risk for financial action task force. Is this risk associated with UAE a reason to not move forward with the Customer? Answer 1: A hit on the UAE for financial concerns […]

  • Customer Screening

    Question: I recently joined a company for a new compliance role. A major concern I have is there is no screening process of customers other than credit checks.   I continue to push to the higher ups on the importance of screening to help facilitate the spend for a screening tool, but the feedback I receive […]

  • FCPA

    Question: Hello Community, While reviewing a hit to the Sanctioned Party List – FCPA,  we found the entity on the SPL to be an exact match of our business partner.  The reason (violation) for the entity to be on the SPL – FCPA list, does not relate to our business. If our business is not […]

  • OFAC or BIS Denied Party Scope

    Question: Hi, When OFAC sends notifications about SDN list, will they provide all locations related to the blocked company meaning if Company A has locations in Germany and China, will they list both countries in the rule? Answer 1: OFAC will not provide all locations of a blocked company, or even the names of all […]

  • Screening Company vs Individual

    Question: Is it required to screen all employees of a customer/vendor who may come in contact with our company?  For instance, the person who sends us the PO for a well-known global customer for EAR99 goods versus screening the well-known global customer name and address for said company?   We have outside counsel directing to screening […]

  • Question on Denied Party Screening

    Question: Is there a questionnaire anyone has available for screening customers and suppliers that is available anywhere one could use for manually screening new and potential customers/suppliers?  We currently don’t have a software in place that does this for us and guidance will be much appreciated until we get one set up. Thank you in […]

  • International Trade Administration’s Consolidated Screening List (CSL)

    Question: On the CSL, it seems that if we only enter a “Name” and toggle “Fuzzy Name” to “On” that we will get all potential matches from all “Sources” and all “Countries”.    Have other companies found this to be true?  Is it worth the user taking the time to click on each “source”?  Are […]

  • SPL Question setting

    Question: Currently, we receive data from our screening provider and loaded into our GTS system.    We do import and export for our business.  We have US customers also.  Currently, if the business or individual customer’s name is partially matches, it will go to SPL block to review.  Is this standard?  or Would it be […]

  • US Division of a company on the Entity List

    Question: There is a well known Chinese drone company on the Entity List. There was a ban put on that US gov’t agencies are not to continue using these drones, however, based upon last publications the FBI and DHS continue to use them due to their reliability. These drones obviously have to be maintained/repaired for […]