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Prevent shipping to denied parties with Screen.

Ship internationally with confidence using Zonos Screen to avoid prohibited parties.

Denied party lists (or restricted party lists) are lists of individuals, organizations, and entities maintained by the government and international bodies around the world with whom it is forbidden to do business, in whole or in part.

Screen allows a user to validate parties to a transaction. The denied party screening process necessitates comparing the names of the parties and entities with whom an organization is engaged in business against the names on relevant denied party lists. These parties and all respective identifying information (name, company name, and address) are stored in our database. When we receive a screening request, we attempt to match the data included in the request with anything that exists in our database of denied parties.

Zonos API 

Screen is available in the Zonos API and can screen persons and companies against denied party listings. With Screen, you can ensure recipients or any other parties to the transaction are not present on government-authored denied party listings.

How Screen works 

Screen supports 183 languages. However, it is rare for any location to have alternate names in more than 24 languages. Generally speaking, if the location (country, city, state, etc) has alternate names in different languages, we will support it. With name matching, we work to capture the different ways of writing the same name with different scripts. For example, we will be able to match Françoise Dürr with Francoise Durr without issue.

When we receive a screening request, we compare the data provided to the information in our party screening database. In all cases, party names are also compared against known aliases.

If a match is found, a REVIEW response is returned containing either anEXACT_MATCH or NO_MATCHon the fields that were passed in the request. In both cases, details are provided on exactly which fields triggered a matching result. Screen will return matches in the following scenarios:

  • When we find an exact or partial match on both a person and a location.
  • When we find an exact match on the address for a denied party regardless of name.

In both cases, fuzzy matching is used to account for variances between what is passed and returned.

In addition to showing fields that match, Screen will return a confidence score between 0 and 1 for the name, location, and composite of the information passed in the request. Confidence scores will appear in a result as follows:

"location": 0.99, "name": 0.96, "overall": 0.97

If no matches are found, a NO_MATCHES response is returned. This means that the party data provided in the request did not trigger a match on at least the party name or address.

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