Background and Features offers information about global sanction lists and their characteristics as well as information about relevant service providers in this field. This database is designed as a tool for practitioners in the areas of sanctions and embargoes, AML, KYC and other Anti-Financial Crime areas.

Section ’Latest Updates’
Daily feed of sanctions/export control related regulatory news and sanctions list changes

Section ’Sanctions Lists’
Monitoring and analysis of OFAC SDN, EU, UK and UN Lists

Section ‘Source Directory’
A centralized global repository of sanctions and export-related research sources is a subset of the Global Compliance Research Directory (GCRD).

In the course of this project, profiles of additional lists from various jurisdictions will be made available on this platform. Statistical sanction analysis and snapshots are conducted on selected programs and on a regular basis, based on primary data from the cited official websites and processed with GCRD methodology. These are preliminary figures only, methodology is under development and subject to change.

Please note that does not offer sanction lists for download.
If you wish to use sanction lists for screening purposes, you may download these lists directly from the respective releasing authority. You can find download links for numerous lists on this website. Otherwise please refer to one of the seasoned commercial providers of sanctions- and watchlists. Some of them will be included on this platform as well.

The Founder and the Global Compliance Research Directory (GCRD) were invented and founded by Dr. Pascal Ditté. The founder has long experience in the areas of sanctions/embargoes, AML/KYC, due diligence, forensics and related compliance and Anti-Financial Crime topics in financial services and industry.