Office of Foreign Assets Control Policy
The purpose of this Office of Foreign Assets Control Policy Template is to address how a bank, credit union, or other type of financial institution complies with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) laws, rules and regulations. In general, OFAC is an office of the U.S. Treasury that administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against entities such as targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and transnational organized crime.
Table of Contents
- Purpose and Contents – Topic 1
- Policy Statement – Topic 2
- OFAC Background, Enforcement and Penalties – Topic 3
- Definitions – Topic 4
- Structure of Accountability – Topic 5
- Risk Management and Assessment – Topic 6
- Screening and Blocking Processes – Topic 7
- Prohibited Transactions – Topic 8
- Automated Clearing House Transactions – Topic 9
- Cross Border Wire Transfers – Topic 10
- Department Policies and Procedures – Topic 11
- Audit Policy – Topic 12
- Staff Training – Topic 13
- Retention of Documentation – Topic 14
Recent updates to this product:
OFAC – Ransomware Advisory
OFAC Interim Final Rule – Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties Related to Reporting and Recordkeeping
OFAC – Final Rule
FFIEC Press Release – Federal and State Regulators Release Updates to BSA/AML Examination Manual
Amendment of the Reporting, Procedures, and Penalties Regulations (RPPR)
A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments
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NOTE: The complete contents of this product are also included in the Bank Secrecy Act Policy Template – Comprehensive Version.
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