Financial sanctions, Afghanistan

Afghanistan is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document contains a current list of designated persons.


Latest HM Treasury Notice, 01/02/2021, Afghanistan

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The Afghanistan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 ensure sanctions for Afghanistan are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU.


The Afghanistan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 put in place sanctions measures to ensure the UK continues to meet its obligations under the United Nations sanctions regime relating to Afghanistan. UN sanctions were initially imposed in 1999 in response to the actions of the Taliban, including providing sanctuary and training for international terrorist groups.

UK regulations

EU regulations (applicable prior to 11:00pm, 31 December 2020)

Council Regulation (EU) No 753/2011

Find out more about UK sanctions on Afghanistan

Published 17 May 2013
Last updated 1 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury Notice, 01/02/2021, Afghanistan'

  2. Updated to reflect regime coming into force under the Sanctions Act

  3. Updated with ‘Latest HM Treasury notice, 27/11/2020, Afghanistan’

  4. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 30/04/2020, Afghanistan’

  5. Updated with Latest HM Treasury notice, 20/02/2019, Afghanistan (Reg 2019/279).

  6. Updated links to regulation as part of routine site maintenance.

  7. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 12/04/2017, Afghanistan (Reg 2017/404)

  8. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 30/09/2016, Afghanistan (Reg 2016/1736)

  9. New notice for Afghanistan (Reg 2015/2043) published

  10. New notice 2015/1322 added

  11. Updated with latest Afghanistan Notice (Reg 1057/2014)

  12. correcting errors in most recent notice (Regs 261/2014 and 263/2014)

  13. Notice Afghanistan (Regs 261/2014 and 263/2014) added

  14. First published.