The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports or transfers of items. Below, under “Tools” are links to the CSL search engine, downloadable CSL files, and the CSL Application Programming Interface (API), all consisting of the consolidation of multiple export screening lists of the Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury.
Last Published: 2/27/2018
The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the U.S. Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports or transfers of items.

Below, under “Tools” are links to:
  • CSL search engine
  • Downloadable CSL files
  • CSL Application Programming Interface (API)
These are a consolidation of multiple export screening lists of the Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury and may be used as an aid to industry in conducting electronic screens of potential parties to regulated transactions.

In the event that a company, entity or person on the list appears to match a party potentially involved in your export transaction, additional due diligence should be conducted before proceeding.

There may be a strict export prohibition, requirement for seeking a license application, evaluation of the end-use or user to ensure it does not result in an activity prohibited by any U.S. export regulations, or other restriction.

Prior to taking further action, to ensure full compliance with all of the terms and conditions of the restrictions placed on the parties on this list, the user must check the official publication of restricted parties in the Federal Register.  They should also check the official lists of restricted parties maintained on the web sites of the Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury.

The links below, under “Sources” will connect you to the specific webpage where additional information about how to use each specific list is contained. These links are also embedded into the CSL search engine, and CSL downloadable files.  You will find them in the column “source_information_url” for each listed entity.

Updates
All the tools are updated automatically every day at 5:00 AM EST/EDT. The CSL pulls updates of the lists detailed below from each of the sourcing federal agencies. It is the responsibility of the federal agency to make available updated file(s) in order for the CSL to be up-to-date.

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Tools

CSL Search Engine
The CSL Search Engine works with the CSL API to allow users to type in a name, country, or source agency to perform the search. (Best viewed in Chrome and Firefox).

The CSL search engine has “Fuzzy Name Search” capabilities. Fuzzy Name Search means that you can search the Consolidated Screening List (CSL) without knowing the exact spelling of an entity’s name. By setting Fuzzy Name to On, the CSL returns a “score” for all results that exactly match or nearly match the name that is searched. This is particularly helpful when searching for names on the CSL that have been transliterated into English from non-Latin alphabet languages. The downloadable files will be saved as csl-yyyy-mm-dd.csv or .tsv where yyyy is the year, mm is the month, and dd is the day when the files were updated.

Consolidated Screening List Download Function

In the CSL downloadable files there is a column which is titled “source”.  This column indicates which specific federal agency’s proscribed party screening list is the source for each entry on the spreadsheet. Blank data fields in the CSL downloadable file are not applicable to the consolidated screening list in the “source” column.

Instructions for Downloading the Consolidated Screening List

CSV Download

TSV Download (ASCII encoded)

CSL Application Programming Interface (API)
The API enables computers to freely access the CSL in an open, machine-readable format. From this API, any company can build a search engine to quickly find names, aliases, and other screening information. The API has “Fuzzy Name Search” capabilities as well. 

Sources

Department of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security

Denied Persons List - Individuals and entities that have been denied export privileges. Any dealings with a party on this list that would violate the terms of its denial order are prohibited.

Unverified List - End-users who BIS has been unable to verify in prior transactions. The presence of a party on this list in a transaction is a “Red Flag” that should be resolved before proceeding with the transaction.

Entity List - Parties whose presence in a transaction can trigger a license requirement supplemental to those elsewhere in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The list specifies the license requirements and policy that apply to each listed party.

Department of State – Bureau of International Security and Non-proliferation

Nonproliferation Sanctions - Parties that have been sanctioned under various statutes. The linked webpage is updated as appropriate, but the Federal Register is the only official and complete listing of nonproliferation sanctions determinations.

Department of State – Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
AECA Debarred ListEntities and individuals prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in the export of defense articles, including technical data and defense services. Pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the AECA Debarred List includes persons convicted in court of violating or conspiring to violate the AECA and subject to “statutory debarment” or persons established to have violated the AECA in an administrative proceeding and subject to “administrative debarment.”

Department of the Treasury – Office of Foreign Assets Control

Specially Designated Nationals List – Parties who may be prohibited from export transactions based on OFAC’s regulations. The EAR require a license for exports or reexports to any party in any entry on this list that contains any of the suffixes "SDGT", "SDT", "FTO", "IRAQ2" or "NPWMD".”

Foreign Sanctions Evaders List: Foreign individuals and entities determined to have violated, attempted to violate, conspired to violate, or caused a violation of U.S. sanctions on Syria or Iran, as well as foreign persons who have facilitated deceptive transactions for or on behalf of persons subject to U.S. Sanctions. Transactions by U.S. persons or within the United States involving Foreign Sanctions Evaders (FSEs) are prohibited.

Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) List: Individuals operating in sectors of the Russian economy with whom U.S. persons are prohibited from transacting in, providing financing for, or dealing in debt with a maturity of longer than 90 days.

Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) List: Individuals of the PLC who were elected on the party slate of Hamas, or any other Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), Specially Designed Terrorist (SDT), or Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).

The List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Part 561 (the Part 561 List): The Part 561 List includes the names of foreign financial Institutions that are subject to sanctions, certain prohibitions, or strict conditions before a U.S. company may do business with them.

Persons Identified as Blocked (PIB) Solely Pursuant to E.O. 13599 Treasury Department: The PIB List includes persons identified by OFAC as meeting the definition of the term Government of Iran or the term Iranian financial institution as set forth in, respectively, sections 560.304 and 560.324 of the ITSR. Pursuant to Executive Order 13599, the property and interests in property of persons included on this list, as well as property such as vessels identified on this list, must be blocked if they are in or come within the United States or if they are in or come within the possession or control of a U.S. person, wherever located.  

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