VITAL 4 Import/Export product focuses on individuals and organizations subject to trade sanctions, embargoes and other restrictions.

Sanctions and embargoes are federal trade restrictions put in place against target countries with the aim of maintaining or restoring international peace and security. The most frequently applied measures are: – Embargoes on exporting or supplying arms and associated technical -assistance, training, and financing. – A ban on exporting equipment that might be used for internal repression. – Financial sanctions on individuals in government, government bodies and associated companies, or terrorist groups and persons associated with those groups. – Travel bans on named individuals. – Bans on imports of raw materials or goods from the sanctions target.