PYTHIA - Sanctions list check

PYTHIA Sanctions List Check

Protect yourself and your business from embargo violations. Automatically check all your contacts against EU, US and other countries' sanctions lists.

With PYTHIA, all business partners (companies and their contact persons) as well as the employees of your company can be compared with the sanctions lists published by the EU, UK, CH, USA and UN. PYTHIA can be used very conveniently in a variety of ways:

  • Use in the classix.cloud
    • Mass upload of business partner and employee data to a separate database (manually or via API)
    • Mass synchronisation of the stored or sent partner data with the sanctions lists (manually or via API)
    • Individual query of entered/sent company/person data in the sanctions lists (manually or via API).
    • Manual updating of white and black lists in PYTHIA.
    • The PYTHIA API can be easily integrated into your applications.
    • Sanctions lists are automatically kept up to date.
  • Use on premise
    • Import of business partner and employee data into a separate database (selection of a file manually or via periodically called utility programme)
    • Mass comparison of the stored partner data with the sanctions lists (manually or via periodically called up utility programme).
    • Individual query in the sanctions lists (manual entry or automated via periodically called utility programme for reading a file from a directory (file sniffer)).
    • Sanction lists can be kept up to date manually or by periodically called up utility programme.

If matches are found during the queries (matching), these are/can be logged, the matches are stored in a list of all matches and each match can be moved to a blacklist or a whitelist after manual checking. Persons, companies or one-time addresses that are moved to a blacklist can be automatically blocked in the host system for any business use.

Each logged match should be processed at the end so that all matches are listed either in the blacklist or whitelist. Hits already known from the whitelist are only automatically moved back to a checklist to be checked if the data for a hit has changed in the sanctions lists.

To obtain an initial overview, you can carry out a mass comparison without a log.

Sanctions monitor

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The sanctions list monitor has been directly integrated into the main window. This gives you direct access to current hits and allows you to manage your lists (black/white/check).
In the lower area, companies and persons can be imported manually and compared with existing ones.
This import updates existing entries and adds new entries. After the import, you can list all entries that were not part of the last import in order to set them to invalid, for example, via "Menu to app".
You can also compare your imported business partners with the sanctions lists or call up the sanctions list search.

    Sanctions lists

    The most current status of the published sanctions lists is imported into the PYTHIA anti-terror database on a daily basis. Each import is logged according to the extent of the changes (new, dropped, changed).

    All blocked companies and/or persons imported from the sanctions lists into the PYTHIA database can either be listed according to specific search criteria or specific companies and/or persons can be searched for.


    MS Outlook contacts or the personal and company data of the host or ERP system are automatically compared with the data of the PYTHIA anti-terror database. Each hit is reported and can be logged.

    Blacklists and whitelists are used to ensure proper and efficient screening of suspicious persons and companies.


    All automatically generated protocols for search, comparison or import are securely stored in the PYTHIA database and can be viewed at any time. You thus achieve a very high level of legal certainty.

    Sanctions list overview

    EU - Sanctions list of the European Union
    CFSP: EU Common Foreign and Security Policy List
    (to use this link you have to register with the EU to get a token number)

    CH - Sanctions list of Switzerland
    SECO: Total list of sanctioned persons, companies and organisations.

    UK - Sanctions list of the United Kingdom
    HMT: Consolidated list of targets

    UN - United Nations sanctions list
    Consolidated list of the Security Council

    US - Sanctions list of the USA
    CSL: Consolidated Screening List

    The US consolidated list has entries from the following lists (more information):

    Department of Commerce - Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

    • DPL: Denied Persons List
    • UVL: Unverified List
    • EL: Entity List
    • MEU: Military End User List

    Department of State - Bureau of International Security and Non-proliferation (ISN)

    • ISN: Nonproliferation Sanctions

    Department of State - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

    • AECA Debarred List: Arms Export Control Act

    Department of the Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

    • SDN: Specially Designated Nationals List
    • FSE: Foreign Sanctions Evaders List
    • SSI: Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List
    • PLC: Palestinian Legislative Council List
    • CAPTA: Correspondent Account or Payable-Through Account Sanctions (CAPTA) List
    • 561: The List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Part 561 (the Part 561 List)
    • PIB: Persons Identified as Blocked (PIB) Solely Pursuant to E.O. 13599
    • NS-MBS: Non-SDN Menu-Based Sanctions List
    • NS-CCMC: Non-SDN Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies (CMIC)

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