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
BahrainIranIsraelKuwaitLibyaOmanQatarSaudi ArabiaSeychellesSudanSyriaUnited Arab Emirates
- Asia and the Pacific
American SamoaAustraliaBangladeshBhutanBruneiCook IslandsFrench PolynesiaGuamHong Kong S.A.R.JapanMacauNauruNew ZealandNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsPeople's Republic of ChinaSingaporeSolomon IslandsSouth KoreaTaiwanThailandVanuatu
- Europe and Eurasia*
AndorraAustria*BelarusBelgium*Croatia*Cyprus*Czech Republic*Denmark*Estonia*Finland*France*Germany*Greece*Greenland*Guernsey*Holy SeeHungary*IcelandIreland*Italy*Jersey*Latvia*LiechtensteinLithuania*Luxembourg*Malta*MonacoThe Netherlands*Northern Ireland*Norway*Poland*Portugal*Romania*RussiaSan MarinoSlovakia*Slovenia*Spain*SwedenSwitzerlandUnited Kingdom*
- Western Hemisphere
AnguillaAntigua and BarbudaArubaThe BahamasBarbadosBermudaBritish Virgin IslandsCanadaCayman IslandsChileCubaCuraçaoFrench GuianaGuadeloupeMartiniqueMontserratPanamaPuerto RicoSint MaartenSt. BarthelemySt. Kitts and NevisSt. MartinTrinidad and TobagoTurks and CaicosU.S. Virgin IslandsUnited States of AmericaUruguay
Please contact DFC for information regarding places not listed at firstname.lastname@example.org.