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UK sanctions relating to Burundi

This page provides guidance on the UK’s sanctions regime relating to Burundi

The Burundi sanctions regime

The Burundi (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 came fully into force on 31 December 2020. They are intended to ensure that certain financial and immigration sanctions relating to Burundi continue to operate effectively.

You should also review the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 and the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 to find out any amendments made to the Regulations.

This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the government of Burundi to:

  • respect democratic principles and institutions, the rule of law and good governance in Burundi
  • participate in negotiations with its political opponents in good faith to bring about a peaceful solution to the political situation in Burundi
  • refrain from policies or activities which repress civil society in Burundi
  • comply with international human rights law and to respect human rights

These regulations have replaced, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.

Those persons who are designated under this regime are included on the UK sanctions list.

Find out more about other UK sanctions regimes.

Contact details

For further information on financial sanctions: contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation OFSI@hmtreasury.gov.uk or subscribe to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation’s e-alerts

For further information on export controls: contact the Export Control Joint Unit Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or email exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk or subscribe to the Export Control Joint Unit’s notices to exporters

For further information on transport sanctions: contact the Department for Transport on transportsanctions@dft.gov.uk

For general information on sanctions: contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Unit on sanctions@fcdo.gov.uk

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Published 23 July 2019
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
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