Financial sanctions targets by regime

This page lists all financial sanctions imposed in the UK by country, administration or terrorist group.

Financial sanctions which relate to a specific country or terrorist group are known as ‘regimes’. You can find the specific regulations and designated persons for each regime imposed in the UK on the pages below.

EU sanctions will continue to apply in the UK until 11pm on 31 December 2020. This page will be updated if legislation or guidance changes during the transition period

What is prohibited under each financial sanction depends on the financial sanction regulation. Regulations are imposed by the:

  • United Nation’s Security Council – the UK is a member so automatically imposes all financial sanctions created by the UN.
  • European Union – as a member of the EU, the UK imposes all financial sanctions created by the EU.
  • UK Government – a small number of financial sanctions are created by the UK Government.

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Published 11 October 2013
Last updated 6 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated with Global Human Rights sanctions regime.

  2. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 26/11/2019, ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Organisations (Reg 2019/1943)

  3. Updated with 'Financial sanctions, Nicaragua'.

  4. Updated with 'Financial sanctions, Chemical Weapons'.

  5. Updated with 'Financial sanctions, The Republic of Maldives'.

  6. Updated with Burma regime page.

  7. Updated to include link to 'Financial sanctions, Venezuela'

  8. Added 'Financial Sanctions, Mali' to collection

  9. Updated to improve clarity of information displayed

  10. Liberia removed - Council Regulation (EC) No 872/2004 imposing financial sanctions against Liberia has been repealed with effect from 6 October 2015.

  11. Updated to add - Financial Sanctions, UK freezing orders

  12. Updated to include Yemen in collection

  13. Updated to reflect latest HM Treasury notices, 15/07/14 Sudan (Reg 747/2014) and 15/07/14 South Sudan (Reg 748/2014)

  14. added 'Financial sanctions, Ukraine (Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity)' to collection

  15. added Central African Republic

  16. added publication 'Financial sanctions, Ukraine'

  17. First published.