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UK sanctions relating to Syria

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

The Syria sanctions regime

The Syria (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 came fully into force on 31 December 2020. They are intended to ensure that certain sanctions measures relating to Syria 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 Syria to:

  • refrain from actions, policies or activities which repress the civilian population in Syria
  • participate in negotiations in good faith to reach a negotiated political settlement to bring about a peaceful solution to the conflict in Syria

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 import controls: contact the Department for International Trade’s Import Licensing Branch on importcontrols@trade.gov.uk

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

Documents

Published 8 April 2019
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. The UK's sanctions framework has changed.

  2. Links to technical guidance on interception and monitoring prohibitions in sanctions, and general guidance on financial sanctions have been added.

  3. First published.