In order to protect our community and marketplace, Etsy takes steps to ensure compliance with sanctions programs. Escape will close this window. Our House Rules Get to know Etsy's legal terms and policies. It is up to you to familiarize yourself with these restrictions. For example, these restrictions generally prohibit, but are not limited to, transactions involving:. In addition to complying with OFAC and applicable local laws, Etsy members should be aware that other countries may have their own trade restrictions and that certain items may not be allowed for export or import under international laws.