While many trade content providers, such as Customs Info, developed a single screen check tool to verify denied parties list, those forwarders, importers, and exporters with scarce resources have free links at their disposal that will get the job done: OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals List BIS’s Entity List BIS’s Denied Persons List BIS’s Unverified Parties List State’s Nonproliferation Sanctions Lists State’s Debarred Parties List Another list maintained by the General Services Administration – Excluded Parties List System – may also be relevant in the case of federal contracts.
The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) is another online database to check if your company is engaged in (1) federal contracts / subcontracts, and (2) subcontracts its own work to independent contractors. The subcontracting and outsourcing trend in the transportation industry continues to gain momentum under the rubric of efficiency and “core competencies” focus. The EPLS contains the “black” list of persons and entities that may not do business with the federal government. It is maintained by the General Services Administration, which recently announced the move of the database to System for Award Management.