UK sanctions on the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

This page provides guidance on the UK's sanctions regime on the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, 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 Republic of Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 are intended to ensure that certain financial, trade and immigration sanctions relating to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, which are currently in force in the UK under EU legislation and related UK regulations, continue to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU.

This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the abandonment of actions that undermine the peace, security or stability of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. When these regulations come into force they will replace, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.

Find out more about other UK sanctions regimes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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  1. Guinea-Bissau sanctions: guidance
Published 15 March 2019
Last updated 11 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Statutory guidance has been included on the page
  2. First published.