Know Your Sanctions Lists - The (Former) PIB List
This is the eleventh post in a series of twelve covering the lists that make up the U.S. Government's Consolidated Screening List. ECScreening includes access to the Consolidated Screening List as well as other sanctions lists and crucial value-adding features such as Recurring Searches, Search History, and Country Alerts.
Today, we have reached the PIB List, which was administered by the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC):
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.
While references to the PIB List continue to be found in summaries of the Consolidated Screening List and other documents, OFAC removed the PIB List in November 2018. OFAC moved entities on the PIB List to the SDN List and released the following statement:
The List of Persons Identified as Blocked Solely Pursuant to Executive Order 13599 (the E.O. 13599 List) was created to clarify that, regardless of their removal from the SDN List on January 16, 2016, persons that OFAC had previously identified as meeting the definition of the Government of Iran or an Iranian financial institution still met those definitions and continued to be persons whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13599 and section 560.211 of the ITSR. On November 5, 2018, OFAC moved persons identified as meeting the definition of the terms “Government of Iran” or “Iranian financial institution” from the E.O. 13599 List to the SDN List as appropriate, and removed the E.O. 13599 List from its website. Many of the names that have been moved to the SDN list from the E.O. 13599 list retained the same unique identification numbers (UIDs) that they had while they were on the E.O. 13599 list. However, some 13599 names have been designated under additional authorities and have therefore received new UIDs when they were added back to the SDN list. Users of OFAC’s sanctions list data may wish to reference the following mapping table to see how these specific records were added back onto the SDN list.
For more information on the SDN List, see our earlier post in this series.
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