Places Where DFC is Unable to Provide Support

Certain U.S. laws and regulations currently prohibit DFC from supporting investments in the economies listed below. With certain exceptions, DFC is unable to work in high income countries or support investments in countries where the governments of those countries have not entered into agreements with the United States authorizing DFC to provide such support.

From time to time, DFC may suspend or otherwise limit support for new projects in other economies not listed below, pursuant to the foreign policy guidance of the Secretary of State and other considerations.

*The European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019 authorizes DFC to support certain energy-related investments in eligible European and Eurasian high-income countries and areas, including certain countries listed below (designated by an asterisk (*)) where DFC would otherwise not be able to operate.

Places Where DFC Cannot Provide Support (List Last Updated August 2022)

Africa and the Middle East
Bahrain
Iran
Israel
Kuwait
Libya
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Sudan
Syria
United Arab Emirates
Asia and the Pacific
Australia
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cook Islands
French Polynesia
Hong Kong S.A.R.
Japan
Macau
Nauru
New Zealand
North Korea
People's Republic of China
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
Vanuatu
Europe and Eurasia*
Andorra
Austria*
Belarus
Belgium*
Croatia*
Cyprus*
Czech Republic*
Denmark*
Estonia*
Finland*
France*
Germany*
Greece*
Greenland*
Guernsey*
Holy See
Hungary*
Iceland
Ireland*
Italy*
Jersey*
Latvia*
Liechtenstein
Lithuania*
Luxembourg*
Malta*
Monaco
The Netherlands*
Northern Ireland*
Norway*
Poland*
Portugal*
Romania*
Russia
San Marino
Slovakia*
Slovenia*
Spain*
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom*
Latin America and the Caribbean
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
The Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
Cuba
Curaçao
French Guiana
Guadeloupe
Martinique
Montserrat
Panama
Sint Maarten
St. Barthelemy
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Martin
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
Uruguay

Please contact DFC for information regarding places not listed at info@dfc.gov.