In these videos, exporters will learn about sanction programs and the latest developments. They will also learn how government agencies regulate and enforce the various sanctions programs, licensing procedures, recent enforcement cases, high risk areas, red flags, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control licensing program.
Last Published: 11/21/2018
Overview of Export Agencies

Learn about the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Overview of Programs/Lists, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Overview and the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Download Video [120MB}

Introduction to OFAC

In this video, you will begin to learn about the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), You will explore OFAC’s statutory authorities, executive orders, implementing regulations, their jurisdiction towards persons and transactions, and the type of sanctions programs. 

Download Video [58MB}

OFAC Outline Continued

Get a deeper understanding of OFAC and learn about the SDN list and the SDN individual, entity and search. This video also covers the possible outcomes of a designation, exemptions and licenses, enforcement and enforcement responses, and civil monetary penalties (statutory maximums).

Download Video [76MB}

Prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting