UK sanctions regimes

Information on UK sanctions regimes currently in force

UK sanctions regimes

This page provides information on UK sanctions regimes currently in force. This includes regimes under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (the Sanctions Act) and under other UK legislation such as the Export Control Order 2008 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.

A regime is a collection of sanctions measures put in place for a particular set of purposes. Regimes can be either ‘thematic’ (relating to a particular issue), or ‘geographic’ (relating to a particular country or region). Find out:

Read the Sanctions Regulations Report on Annual Reviews for 2021, published by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office as required under section 30 of the Sanctions Act.

New designations of individuals and Russian entities have been announced. Further sanctions may be imposed in response to events.

The Export Support Service provides front line Russia sanctions support to all businesses. Contact the service for any questions about the impact of these sanctions on UK businesses operating in any sector, or business operations in Ukraine or Russia.

Further statutory guidance will be published when the relevant legislation is laid.

More information

For more information on financial sanctions, contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation at or subscribe to OFSI’s e-alerts.

For more information on export controls, contact the Export Control Joint Unit Helpline on +44 (0) 20 7215 4594 or email or subscribe to the Export Control Joint Unit’s notices to exporters.

For more information on immigration sanctions, contact the Home Office on

For more information on transport sanctions, contact the Department for Transport on

For general information on sanctions: contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Directorate on



Published 31 January 2020
Last updated 15 December 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include the new UK sanctions regime relating to Iran.

  2. Added a link to the UK sanctions relating to Haiti regime page.

  3. Updated to show that new designations have been made under the Russia sanctions regime.

  4. Added contact information for the Export Support Service.

  5. Added a link to the new Sanctions Regulations Report on Annual Reviews 2021

  6. The new Myanmar sanctions regime has been published.

  7. The global anti-corruption sanctions regime has been published

  8. The UK's sanctions framework has changed.

  9. First published.