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UK sanctions regimes under the Sanctions Act

Information on sanctions regimes established under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 which are currently in force or will come into force at the end of the transition period.

New rules for January 2021

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.

This page tells you what you'll need to do from 1 January 2021. It will be updated if anything changes.

You can also read about the transition period.

UK sanctions regimes

EU sanctions will continue to apply in the UK until 11pm on 31 December 2020.

The UK has also established a new global human rights sanctions regime which is now in force.

This page will be updated if legislation or guidance is changed.

Information on other trade restrictions that don’t fall under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 can be found on the Department for International Trade pages.

Find out who is subject to UK sanctions under the Sanctions Act

Find out who is subject to financial sanctions under the Sanctions Act, EU legislation and other UK legislation.

UK sanctions regimes currently in operation under the Sanctions Act.

Global human rights

UK sanctions regimes which will come into force at the end of the transition period.

Thematic

Chemical weapons

Counter-terrorism

Counter-terrorism (International)

Cyber

ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida

Country

B

Belarus

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Burma (Myanmar)

Burundi

C

Central African Republic

D

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Democratic Republic of the Congo

G

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

I

Iran (human rights)

Iran (nuclear)

Iraq

L

Lebanon

Lebanon (Assassination of Rafiq Hariri and others)

M

Mali

N

Nicaragua

R

Russia

S

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Syria

V

Venezuela

Y

Yemen

Z

Zimbabwe

More information

For more information on financial sanctions, contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation at OFSI@hmtreasury.gov.uk 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 exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk or subscribe to the Export Control Joint Unit’s notices to exporters.

For more information on immigration sanctions: contact the Home Office on public.enquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk.

For more 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 enquiry line on +44 (0)20 7008 2747 or email the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Unit on sanctions@fcdo.gov.uk

Published 31 January 2020