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The OFAC, or the Office of Foreign Assets Control, is part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. It is responsible for administering and enforcing economic sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. The OFAC was formally created in 1950 as a successor to the Office of Foreign Funds Control. The OFAC keeps lists of “individuals and companies owned by individuals who are acting for, or on behalf of, countries who are targeted” which can easily searched on their website.