What is denied parties screening?
30th August 2017
How does it impact on my overseas courier deliveries'
A denied party is an individual or organisation that is subject to sanctions imposed by the United Nations, European Union, United States or another relevant authority. It is strictly prohibited for Spatial Global or any of our carriers to transport goods or documents on behalf of or directly to these individuals or organisations.
What is the sanctions listing'
Governments or International Organisations such as the EU or UN create a list of known denied parties that are prohibited from shipping or receiving goods or documents. People or Organisations can appear on the sanctions list for many different reasons but two obvious reasons are a history of drug smuggling and known links to terror.
How are denied parties identified'
If for example a courier consignment from Spatial Global has incomplete consignee details or a name coincidently matches one on the list, then it could be flagged as a potential denied parties shipment. The shipment will be held until the full address and contact details are validated. If this happens then the courier agent will contact Spatial Global and inform us that the specific shipment has been held for a denied parties scan.
What happens if there is a denied parties match'
Spatial Global may be asked to contact the client shipping the goods to provide further information, in order to release the consignment. In the majority of cases this is simply where the consignees name may match someone on the denied parties list and the issue is resolved simply by obtaining the consignees passport details to prove that they are not the denied party on the list.
What can I do to avoid my shipments getting stuck in denied parties'
If you ensure that any parcels you send have the consignee’s full name and address and contact details then this minimises the chance of a false match against the denied parties. However, occasionally there are cases where a copy of the consignee’s passport may be needed to confirm their identity and to verify that are not on the denied parties list.