The role and Authorities of the U.S. Department of State in Sanctions Terrorism

The imposition of sanctions by the U.S. against terrorists, terrorist organizations, and their support structures is a powerful tool. Its effects reach far beyond the blocking of terrorist assets. Designating individuals or organizations as SDGTs, SDTs, or FTOs, denies them access to the U.S. financial system.

This live webinar explains the important role of U.S. Department of State – which arguably has the greatest influence of any US department over the implementation of US sanctions policy in designating terrorists.

Do you know that SDGTs and FTOs are not designated by OFAC? Instead, they are placed on the “do not touch” list by State Department.

Do you know the differences in practical restrictions between Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT), and state sponsors of terrorism?

Do you know the ramifications of FTO listings by the US Department of State and how it affects your compliance program, even if you’re not a US business?

Join this live “Essentials” course and learn:

  • How State Department targets an entity or person for designation
  • The designation process
  • Role of Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions Bureau and other offices.
  • Lists and restrictions, and their overlap with OFAC lists
  • Extraterritorial application of designations
  • How State Department works with OFAC
  • how State Department designations assistlaw enforcement activities of U.S. agencies and other governments
  • Current groups designated as FTOs
  • Delisting process

Date Aired: 

October 19, 2017


75 minutes


Jason Blazakis

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