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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.

Leaving the EU with a deal remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. However a responsible government must plan for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario.

The UK currently implements EU and UN sanctions through EU legislation and related UK regulations.

The information on this page applies after EU exit if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. It will be updated if a deal is agreed.

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.

Contact details

Documents

The Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

An explanatory memorandum accompanies the regulations, providing further information on their provisions.

Section 2(4) of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018: report

Section 18 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in relation to criminal offences: report

We will be publishing statutory guidance for this sanctions regime on this GOV.UK page soon, which will include information on licensing.

Published 15 March 2019
Last updated 18 March 2019 + show all updates
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