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.

For any questions about the impact of these sanctions on UK businesses operating in any sector, or business operations in Ukraine or Russia, contact the Export Support Service who are providing a front line Russia sanctions support service to all businesses.

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

Export support team
Telephone: 0300 303 8955
Textphone: 18001 303 8955
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (excluding public holidays)

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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 Unit on



Published 31 January 2020
Last updated 24 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated to show that new designations have been made under the Russia sanctions regime.

  2. Added contact information for the Export Support Service.

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

  4. The new Myanmar sanctions regime has been published.

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

  6. The UK's sanctions framework has changed.

  7. First published.