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Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions is composed of two offices:

The Office of Global Sanctions and Threat Finance (GST) advances policies that seek to cut off the funding available to a variety of groups that pose a threat to domestic, international, and regional security. GST coordinates the Department’s work on  global economic sanctions programs and oversees the Department’s work on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terror (AML/CFT) issues.  GST leads the Department’s participation in the Global Magnitsky sanctions program, blocking the property of persons involved in serious human rights abuse or corruption.  GST also has the primary designation authority for hostage and wrongful detention sanctions and is the Department lead for cybersecurity and elections interference sanctions programs.

The Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation (SPI) is responsible for developing and implementing country-specific sanctions policies designed to counter threats to national security.  SPI coordinates the Department’s work within the U.S. interagency and engages with partners and allies to strengthen the use and sanctions and align efforts to maximize impacts of collective efforts.

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