List of banned countries, OFAC

As of December 2019

As a US company, we comply with Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") sanctions. The OFAC is a division of the US Department of the Treasury that administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States. As such, some are broad-based and oriented geographically (i.e. Cuba, Iran). Others are “targeted” and focus on specific individuals and entities.  
Users and traffic from the following countries are banned for GiftPay:

  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic Sanctions
  • Cuba
  • Crimea region 
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • North Korea
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan-related Sanctions
  • Sudan and Darfur
  • Syria
  • Yemen

Additionally, as we fully co-operate with all OFAC and Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked persons lists, we block individuals who threaten international stabilization efforts as defined by OFAC in the regions of:

  • Balkans
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo-Related
  • Western Balkans area and Belarus as part of Ukraine-/Russia-Related Sanctions
  • Venezuela related sanctions
  • Zimbabwe related sanctions

Furthermore, we use the OFAC Consolidated sanctions list which covers non-SDN sanctions designations under the following programs:

  • Foreign Sanctions Evaders (FSE) List
  • Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) List
  • Palestinian Legislative Council (NS-PLC) list
  • The List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Part 561 (the Part 561 List)
  • Non-SDN Iranian Sanctions Act (NS-ISA) List
  • List of Persons Identified as Blocked Solely Pursuant to Executive Order 13599 (the 13599 List)