USA PATRIOT Act Plus

In addition to helping you satisfy the identity verification aspect of the USA Patriot Act, this D&B Direct product includes further business intelligence data to access potential Anti-Money Laundering (AML) risk including the name of the chief executive, company size, age, line of business, public filings and controlling interest ownership.

Requirements & Options

When requesting this D&B Direct product, a valid D-U-N-S Number for a company, its country code, and the appropriate product code will be required. If this information is not available, refer to obtaining a company D-U-N-S Number for assistance. A trade up option exists to request data for the headquarters when the requested organization is a branch.

When ordering information for organizations located in Germany, customers are required to provide a valid order reason code. A list of possible values is included on the respective SOAP or REST operation page.

NOTE: The product code for USA PATRIOT Act Plus is PAC_PLUS. This product may be included in the Monitoring process.

Business Elements

The following table is an alphabetical list of the unique items delivered in this data layer. Legend: [C] = may be included in a Custom Data product; [M] = may be referenced by the Monitoring process; [M+] = Monitored using an aggregate or attribute XPath.

NOTE: This product will return a set of standard elements (e.g. D-U-N-S Number, Organization Name, Trade Styles, Family Tree Role, Primary Address, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, Fax Number, et al.) along with the business elements listed. In addition, customers who compare the following table to the Data Primer should be advised of several intentional differences.

Name Description XML* JSON*
1st 2+2 Extension/Primary The 1st 4-digit SIC that further defines the primary SIC [C] SOAP REST
1st 2+2 Extension/SIC-2 The 1st 4-digit SIC that further defines the secondary SIC. [C] SOAP REST
1st 2+2 Extension/SIC-3 The 1st 4-digit SIC that further defines the third SIC. [C] SOAP REST
1st 2+2 Extension/SIC-4 The 1st 4-digit SIC that further defines the fourth SIC. [C] SOAP REST
1st 2+2 Extension/SIC-5 The 1st 4-digit SIC that further defines the fifth SIC. [C] SOAP REST
1st 2+2 Extension/SIC-6 The 1st 4-digit SIC that further defines the sixth SIC. [C] SOAP REST
2nd 2+2 Extension/Primary The 2nd 4-digit SIC that further defines the primary SIC. [C] SOAP REST
2nd 2+2 Extension/SIC-2 The 2nd 4-digit SIC that further defines the secondary SIC [C] SOAP REST
2nd 2+2 Extension/SIC-3 The 2nd 4-digit SIC that further defines the third SIC. [C] SOAP REST
2nd 2+2 Extension/SIC-4 The 2nd 4-digit SIC that further defines the fourth SIC. [C] SOAP REST
2nd 2+2 Extension/SIC-5 The 2nd 4-digit SIC that further defines the fifth SIC. [C] SOAP REST
2nd 2+2 Extension/SIC-6 The 2nd 4-digit SIC that further defines the sixth SIC [C] SOAP REST
3rd 2+2 Extension/Primary The 3rd 4-digit SIC that further defines the primary SIC. [C] SOAP REST
3rd 2+2 Extension/SIC-2 The 3rd 4-digit SIC that further defines the secondary SIC. [C] SOAP REST
3rd 2+2 Extension/SIC-3 The 3rd 4-digit SIC that further defines the third SIC. [C] SOAP REST
3rd 2+2 Extension/SIC-4 The 3rd 4-digit SIC that further defines the fourth SIC. [C] SOAP REST
3rd 2+2 Extension/SIC-5 The 3rd 4-digit SIC that further defines the fifth SIC. [C] SOAP REST
3rd 2+2 Extension/SIC-6 The 3rd 4-digit SIC that further defines the sixth SIC [C] SOAP REST
4th 2+2 Extension/Primary The 4th 4-digit SIC that further defines the primary SIC. [C] SOAP REST
4th 2+2 Extension/SIC-2 The 4th 4-digit SIC that further defines the secondary SIC [C] SOAP REST
4th 2+2 Extension/SIC-3 The 4th 4-digit SIC that further defines the third SIC. [C] SOAP REST
4th 2+2 Extension/SIC-4 The 4th 4-digit SIC that further defines the fourth SIC. [C] SOAP REST
4th 2+2 Extension/SIC-5 The 4th 4-digit SIC that further defines the fifth SIC [C] SOAP REST
4th 2+2 Extension/SIC-6 The 4th 4-digit SIC that further defines the sixth SIC. [C] SOAP REST
Annual Sales in USD The monetary value of income received from customers from the sale of the business' goods and/or services. This means it is the gross sales minus any returns, rebates/discounts, allowances for damages or shortages, shipping expenses passed on to the customer, and amounts due where there is not a reasonable expectation of collection. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Average High Credit Amount A number that records the average high credit which is determined by dividing the total dollar amount by the number of experiences in D&B's file for the last 12 months. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Claims Indicator When TRUE it indicates that open claims, liens, protested bills, warrants, Social Securities Summons and/or equivalent exist in the D&B database for this subject. An indicator when set to N it indicates that no claims, liens, protested bills, warrants, Social Securities Summons and/or equivalent exist in the D&B database for this subject. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Compliance Risk Class Index The D&B Compliance Risk Class Index categorizes values into three segments, enabling institutions to take a risk based approach to segment their customers and perform additional levels of due diligence on their high risk customers. The Index is a numeric value assigned through a proprietary algorithm based on weighted risk flags. Entities with higher Index values share a larger percentage of risk attributes and are perceived to represent greater compliance exposure relative to those with lower Index values. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Compliance Risk Index The compliance risk index is intended to provide organizations subject to the U.S. Patriot Act with an additional tool in performing compliance risk based assessment of trading partners. The Index is a numeric value that represents an aggregation of weighted risk flags assigned through a proprietary rules based algorithm. Values range form 0 to ~255. Higher Index values represent a higher perceived level of risk. [C] SOAP REST
Control Year The year current control was assumed. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Criminal Proceedings Indicator When TRUE it indicates that criminal proceedings against the subject exists in the D&B database. When FALSE it indicates that no criminal proceedings against the subject exists in the D&B database. [C] [M] SOAP REST
D&B Industry Code An alphanumeric value identifying a business activity based on the scheme specified by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. The first four digits are external codes created by the U.S. Government. D&B has created extensions to more precisely define an activity as in the case of the SIC 2+2 (the last 4 digits of an 8-digit SIC). [C] SOAP REST
Debarments Total Filing Count A count of the debarments present in the D&B file. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Disaster Special Events Indicator When TRUE it indicates if special events concerning disasters such as fire, hurricanes etc. exist in D&B's database. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Domestic Ultimate DUNS Number The DUNS Number for the Domestic Ultimate, which is the highest family member in the same country as this business entity. A subject may be its own Domestic Ultimate.The D-U-N-S Number is D&B's identification number, which provides unique identification of this organization, in accordance with the Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S). [C] SOAP REST
Domestic Ultimate ISO Country Code The two-letter country code, defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 3166-1 scheme identifying the country of the inquired subject. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Domestic Ultimate Name Text recording the name of the highest business in the family tree that is in the same country as the subject. [C] SOAP REST
Employees Overall Total The total number of persons employed by the business. This includes branches, divisions and subsidiaries located elsewhere. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Export Indicator When TRUE it indicates that the subject company exports goods to other countries. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Financial Embarrasment Indicator When TRUE it indicates that open bankruptcy, receivership liquidation or equivalent exist in the D&B database for this subject When FALSE it indicates that no open bankruptcy, receivership liquidation or equivalent exist in the D&B database for this subject. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Financial Statement Currency Currency code of the Financial Statement [C] SOAP REST
Financial Statement Duration Records the period of the Financial Summary when this cannot be expressed using 'Summary Date' and 'Number of Months'. [C] SOAP REST
Financial Statement To Date The date when the accounting period ended. If the Reliability Code denotes the figures are projected (future), then this is the date when the accounting period will end. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Financial Statement Unit of Size Text which identifies the unit of size in which the financial summary figures are provided, e.g. in 1,000s; in 1,000,000s. SOAP REST
Global Ultimate D-U-N-S Number The DUNS Number for the Global Ultimate, which is the highest family member in the family tree of this business entity as you walk up this branch of the tree. A case may be its own ultimate.The D-U-N-S Number is D&B's identification number, which provides unique identification of this organization, in accordance with the Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S). [C] SOAP REST
Global Ultimate Name Text recording the primary name of the Global Ultimate business. [C] SOAP REST
Headquarters DUNS Number The DUNS Number of the headquarters company. A headquarters is a business establishment that has branches or divisions reporting to it, and is financially responsible for those branches or divisions. If the headquarters has more than 50% of capital stock owned by another corporation, it also will be a subsidiary. If it owns more than 50% of capital stock of another corporation, then it is also a parent. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Headquarters ISO Country Code The two-letter country code, defined in the ISO 3166-1 scheme published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO)identifying the country of the inquired subject. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Headquarters Name Text recording the name of the organization in the specified language and/or writing script. [C] SOAP REST
High Credit Amount The greatest monetary figure owed to the supplier by the subject over the period of time specified by the Summary Period. [C] SOAP REST
History Indicator Text that indicates if D&B has any information that may reflect unfavorably on this organization, e.g. clear, incomplete, management and business.  Clear means we know about the background of the business, incomplete means we do not know about background [C] SOAP REST
Import Indicator When TRUE it indicates that the subject company imports a quantity of goods from other countries. [C] [M] SOAP REST
In Date Status An text element that indicates "in date" status, i.e. whether D&B has recently collected data on this business. [C] SOAP REST
Incorporation Year The year the business incorporated - The year the business entity incorporated or registered as the current legal structure.The Incorporation Year may or may not be the same as the year the business started. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Legal Form Text Text that describes the legal form or structure of a business, as registered with government authorities, e.g., partnership, corporation, private limited company, government department, proprietorship. [C] SOAP REST
Local Activity Code Local Activity Classification Code [C] SOAP REST
Location Ownership Text Text specifying the terms under which this subject occupies the premises (i.e., one or more facilities) at the primary address, e.g., owned, rented or leased. [C] SOAP REST
NAIC Industry Code An alphanumeric value identifying a business activity based on the NAICS Code. [C] SOAP REST
Non-Postal Town Text recording the name of a village, town or suburb where this is not a Primary Town/City. For example, 'Booker' in Booker, High Wycombe. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Operational Special Events Indicator When TRUE it indicates that there are one or more special events concerning changes to operational aspects of the organization recorded in D&B's databases for this subject. This may include, but is not limited to, name changes, change in management, change of control, address change. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Organization Identification Number A number assigned by an external body or by D&B which either uniquely identifies or helps to identify an organization. [C] SOAP REST
Organization Start Year The year when operations undertaken by the organization commenced. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Other Special Events Indicator When TRUE it indicates that special events exist in the D&B database that are not otherwise specified. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Out of Business Indicator Indicator signifying company is out of business [C] SOAP REST
Parent Company ISO Country Code The two-letter country code, defined in the ISO 3166-1 scheme published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO)identifying the country of the inquired subject. [C] SOAP REST
Parent DUNS Number The DUNS number of the parent company. A parent is a corporation that owns more than 50% of another corporation's capital stock. The parent company can also be a subsidiary of another corporation. If the parent also has branches, then it is a headquarters as well as a parent company. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Parent Name Text recording the Business Name of the Headquarter DUNs if this record is a Branch, Business Name of the Parent DUNs if this record is a Subsidiary. [C] SOAP REST
Primary DNBIC [C] SOAP REST
Primary NAICS The first listed alphanumeric value identifying the primary business activity based on the NAICS Code. [C] SOAP REST
Primary UK SIC The first listed alphanumeric value identifying the primary business activity based on the UK SIC Code. [C] SOAP REST
Sales Revenue Amount A number recording the amount of revenue or sales claimed in the income statement. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Secondary SIC Code An alphanumeric value identifying a business activity based on the scheme specified by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. Clarification Note: These are generally external codes created by an external authoritative body like the U.S. Office of Management and Budget but D&B may have created extensions to more precisely define an activity as in the case of the SIC 2+2 (the last 4 digits of an 8-digit SIC). Can repeat up to five times. [C] SOAP REST
Secured Filings Indicator When TRUE it indicates that open secured filings such as secured charges, mortgages or equivalent exist in the D&B database. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Senior Executive Title Text that denotes a position held by the highest level principal or manager. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
SIC Code 1st 2 digits The first two digits of the alphanumeric value identifying a business activity based on the scheme specified by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. Can repeat up to six times. [C] SOAP REST
Small Business Indicator When TRUE indicates that this organization is certified as a small business, and has been certified by a federal, state or local government agency or organization as having met all of the government standards that award eligibility. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Special Events Indicator When TRUE it indicates that there are one or more financial legal or significant events recorded in D&B's databases for this subject. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Suits and/or Judgment Indicator When TRUE it indicates that open suits, judgments, petitions, or payment remarks exist in the D&B database for this subject. When FALSE it indicates that no open suits, judgments, petitions or payment remarks exist in the D&B database for this subject. [C] [M] SOAP REST
Total Number of Payment Experiences Total number of payment experiences. [C] SOAP REST
Twelve Months Paydex Score The numeric value of the D&B® PAYDEX® assigned to an organization by a D&B algorithm assessing the organization's ability to meet future obligations based on the twelve most recent months of trade experiences obtained from its suppliers. [C] [M] SOAP REST
UK SIC Code An alphanumeric value identifying a business activity based on the UK SIC Code. [C] SOAP REST

*The links in this column provide the technical characteristics for the data field of the respective business element in the XML or JSON response.

The preceding list is not presented in the order, nor manner, in which the information is packaged and delivered via the D&B Direct API.

While data for a particular company may not contain values for all of the business elements, there may be items that are considered by D&B to be essential to yield the maximum benefit of a data layer. If any of these essential elements do not contain a value for a particular company, an error code will be returned, and your organization will not incur a usage credit for the request.

The Product Availability Lookup feature may be utilized to determine if this D&B Direct product is available for a given D-U-N-S Number.

The availability of certain scores delivered by this product may be limited due to a lack of sufficient company or industry specific data to perform the calculations.

Additional Details

With D&B’s USA Patriot Act data, you can support your Know Your Customer (KYC) efforts to conform to the requirements of the USA Patriot Act Section 326. Automatically ensure that the companies you work with do not appear on terrorist or sanctioned country lists, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Access to this information is provided on a metered basis; and will require data layer entitlement prior to use in the production environment. A built-in feature exists to prevent duplicate billing when multiple requests with the same D-U-N-S Number and product code are submitted on the same calendar day (which is based on Eastern Standard Time [GMT-5]).

An option exists to retain the results from all successful requests for this product in a Product Request Archive, which may be retrieved without incurring additional usage charges.

Related Topics

Documentation for Previous Version

USA PATRIOT Act Plus (v2.0)

Technical Specification

For details on how to obtain this data layer, please refer to the Firmographic.OrderProduct (SOAP) or Firmographic.OrderProduct (REST) page.

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