- International Mail Manual > 5 Nonpostal Export Regulations > 510 Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)Regulations — U.S. Department of the Treasury > 512 Prohibited Destinations, Specially DesignatedNationals, and Blocked Persons
Mailers may not send items to or receive items from the following countries or regions unless authorized by OFAC:
- North Korea.
- The Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, and any other regions of Ukraine designated by the Secretary of the Treasury as “covered regions” under Executive Order 14065.
Note: The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) also regulates exports to these countries and regions (see 530). A given mailing might require separate authorization from both BIS and OFAC. For more information, see Publication 699, Special Requirements for Shipping Internationally.
Mailers may not send items to or on behalf of, or receive items from, certain individuals and entities designated by OFAC as blocked persons, except as authorized by OFAC. OFAC maintains multiple lists of blocked persons, and the lists are available online via treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx. Mailers are responsible for consulting such lists in conjunction with any and all relevant OFAC regulations, because some entities (e.g., certain governmental entities) might be blocked under OFAC’s regulations but not specifically listed, and certain listed entities might be subject to restrictions that do not affect exports or imports of physical items. Mailers are responsible for consulting and ensuring their compliance with OFAC’s regulations and directives.
Note: The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) also regulates exports to, from, or on behalf of certain individuals and entities, including many that are also subject to OFAC restrictions (see 530). A given mailing might require separate authorization from both BIS and OFAC. For more information, see Publication 699.