Authorized Buyers country restrictions

Territories subject to sanctions by the US of Foreign Assets Control

Because Google is based in the United States, Authorized Buyers isn't available to advertising clients who are in countries or territories that are subject to sanctions by the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Examples include the following countries and territories:

  • Crimea
  • Cuba
  • So-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LNR)
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria

Recently added regions

If you're based in a location that's recently become subject to OFAC sanctions (for example, Crimea), your Authorized Buyers account has been suspended.

If your account is affected by these sanctions, we’ll notify you when we suspend your account. No grace periods or exceptions are possible.

Account access within embargoed regions

Even if your account is not based in one of the embargoed countries or territories, you could still be affected by the embargo. That's because when you’re physically present in an embargoed country or territory, you won't be able to sign in to Authorized Buyers. However, you can still access any Authorized Buyers sites that don’t require signing in.

Geography targeting

Countries or territories subject to OFAC sanctions are not targetable (and do not appear as targeting exclusions) in Authorized Buyers.

If your campaigns specifically target a country or territory that has recently been added to the OFAC list (for example, Crimea), ads targeting that country or region will stop running. To resume those campaigns, change your geotargeting to avoid targeting the embargoed country or territory. See more information on how to set up pretargeting configurations.

Account support and optimization

If you're located outside these regions but promote products or services based in the region, you're not eligible to receive customized support or account optimization.

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