UK international counter-terrorism sanctions

This page provides guidance on the UK’s sanctions regime related to international counter-terrorism, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

The UK is leaving the EU. This page tells you about sanctions regimes after Brexit if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, and will be updated if anything changes.

The international counter-terrorism sanctions regime

The Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 are intended to provide for part of the UK’s counter-terrorism sanctions regimes after the UK leaves the EU. They aim to further the prevention of terrorism in the UK and elsewhere by bringing together elements of several existing sanctions regimes.

This sanctions regime also gives effect to the UK’s obligations under UN Security Council Regulation 1373. When these regulations come into force, they will replace, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.

There are other sanctions regimes relating to countering terrorism: The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions regime and the Counter-Terrorism sanctions regime.

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Published 15 March 2019
Last updated 22 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. A link to general guidance on financial sanctions has been added.
  2. The link to statutory guidance on the international counter-terrorism sanctions regime has been added.
  3. Links updated
  4. First published.