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.
These tools 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, the user must check the official publication of restricted parties in the Federal Register or the official lists of restricted parties maintained on the web sites of the Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury to ensure full compliance with all of the terms and conditions of the restrictions placed on the parties on this list.
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 in the column “source_information_url” for each listed entity to direct you to the proper website for information about how to resolve the issue.
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.
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 that the downloadable CSV and TSV files do not have. 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.
Downloadable Consolidated Screening List
Instructions for Use: In the CSL downloadable files there is a column which is titled “source ” that 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.
If you have any questions related to the content of the information in the consolidated list, please refer them to the appropriate agency responsible for the list as indicated in the “source” field.
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. Similar to the CSL Search Engine, the API has “Fuzzy Name Search” capabilities as well. Developers who are interested in working with the CSL API and taking advantage of the Fuzzy Name Search should review the Consolidated Screening List API documentation by clicking on this CSL API link.
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 List – Entities 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.
Non-SDN Iranian Sanctions Act List (NS-ISA): The ISA List includes persons determined to have made certain investments in Iran’s energy sector or to have engaged in certain activities relating to Iran’s refined petroleum sector. Their names do not appear on the Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons (SDN) List, and their property and/or interests in property are not blocked, pursuant to this action.
The date listed at the bottom of this page does not reflect the date of the posting of the most current consolidated screening list.