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Country affiliations of sanctioned parties - analysis of address data

Data availability and quality differs widely even between the major sanctions lists from US, EU, UN and UK authorities. For some of the lists, far less than 50% of the entries contain address information.
What does this mean for screening operations?
Also in this overview: Top-15 country affiliations of sanctioned parties.

Country affiliations
of listed parties
[by address]
www.sanctions-intelligence.com
US OFAC
SDN
EU
Consolidated
UK HMT
Consolidated
UN
Consolidated

∑ / Ø

Total
      
Availability of address information     
Address data at least partly available5.939 entries
[ 75,0% ]
774 entries
[ 36,9% ]
605 entries
[ 35.8% ]
536 entries
[ 52,2% ]
7.854 entr.
[ Ø 49,98% ]
No address data available1.976 entries
[ 25,0% ]
1.322 entries
[ 63,1% ]
1.506 entries
[ 64.2% ]
491 entries
[ 47,8% ]
5.295 entr.
[ Ø 50,02% ]
Total number of (primary) entries7.915 entries
[ 100,0% ]
2.096 entries
[ 100,0% ]
2.111 entries
[ 100,0% ]
1.027 entries
[ 100,0% ]
13.149 entr.
[ 100,0% ]
      
      
Top-15 country affiliationsCOLSYRSYRIRQ
by addressIRNIRQIRQPRK
MEXPRKIRNSYR
SYRIRNPRKPAK
RUSTUNTUNIRN
PRKPAKPAKLBY
PANDRCDRCMLI
VENLBYAFGAFG
CHNAFGRUSPHL
UAEPHLLBYDRC
PAKYEMPHLTUN
LBNMLIMLIDZA
GBRGBRDZAYEM
IRQITAITAITA
UKRINSGBRINS
      
Total number of countries157656563Ø 87.5
      

This analysis includes all types of entries (entities, individuals etc). Please note that these figures do not include ratios of alias identities and affiliated addresses. Reflected data: address and vessel flag information.

Comments and Definitions

Coverage:
Selected sanction programmes involving US OFAC SDN Lists (through US CSL List), EU Consolidated Sanction List, United Nations Sanctions and United Kingdom HMT Sanction Lists. Breakdown by sanction programme/regime where possible. Further lists to be added in the future.
Please note that for the analyzed US lists, the aggregated CSL list from the US Department of Commerce was considered, which includes OFAC lists, but has a different structure.
Updates:
On a regular basis for defined lists. Date/time reflects the date of data retrieval from the website of the respective regulator, unless otherwise noted. Please note that there may be time lags between OFAC published data and their availability in the CSL List of the U.S. Department of Commerce International | Trade Administration (ITA).
Methodology:
Meta data analysis for additions, changes and removals of entries conducted with GCRD methodology (delta comparison), based on sources as indicated above.
Please keep in mind, that a listed party can be subject to different sanctions programs/regimes on a consolidated list. Changes in the sanctions program affiliations of a listed party may be counted as 'change' (and not as additions to or removals from a certain program/regime), unless otherwise noted.
Added
New entry was added to the respective list.
Changed [ I ]
Entry has changed. Meta information on changed datafields in most cases available.
Changed [ II ]
Entry has changed in frequently changing data fields or has formatting changes.
Please note that field content may be inconsistent in terms of format across list versions, resulting in a high number of hits.
Please check possible relevance for your purpose in each case.
Changes may incude for example:
UK HMT Sanction Lists: Leading zeros or leading/trailing blanks in data fields such as 'ni_number', 'passport_details' or 'addresses'.
UN Sanction Lists: Leading zeros or leading/trailing blanks in data fields.
US Sanction Lists: Data field 'Source List Url' (through US CSL List).
EU Sanction Lists: Data field 'pdf_link'.
In addition, these changes may include spelling variations regarding small and capital letters or special characters.
Removed
Entry was removed from a respective list. Date reflects earliest available date/time where entry was not identified anymore.

Please note that all figures are preliminary only and work in progress. Methodology is under development and subject to changes. See disclaimer for further information.
 

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