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Single Trade Application and Reporting System (STARS)

Department of Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control

About Department of Treasury’s licenses

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.

Registration

No registration is required for OFAC licenses.

Licensing

A license is an authorization from OFAC to engage in a transaction that otherwise would be prohibited. OFAC reviews license applications for

  • the release of a wire transfer blocked at a U.S. financial institution
  • a license or interpretive guidance in all other circumstances ("Transactional")
  • exporting agricultural commodities, medicine, or medical devices to Sudan or Iran pursuant to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000

Application Information

To begin an OFAC license application visit the DOT Resource Center and click on the ‘Apply for a License Here’ button.

Support

The Licensing Division and the automated license application status hotline can be reached by phone at (202) 622-2480.


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