Financial sanctions, Afghanistan

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



In 1999 the United Nations required all member states to freeze the assets, prevent the entry into or the transit through their territories, and prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer of arms and military equipment with regard to any individual or entity associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden and/or the Taliban as designated by the relevant Sanctions Committee.

In 2011 the Security Council split the sanctions regime into two groups - an Al-Qaida regime and a country-specific Afghanistan regime.

EU regulations

Council Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 reflected the UNSCR 1988 (2011) split of previous UN Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions regime into an Al-Qaida regime and a country-specific Afghanistan regime.

You can view Council Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 on restrictive measures in Afghanistan online.

You can find the most recent amendments to the Regulation by searching on EUR-Lex – an online database that provides free access to EU law, international agreements and other public documents. Just:

  • enter the Regulation number into the search bar
  • open the relevant page and
  • click ‘document information’

UK regulations

Published 17 May 2013
Last updated 13 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated links to regulation as part of routine site maintenance.
  2. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 12/04/2017, Afghanistan (Reg 2017/404)
  3. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 30/09/2016, Afghanistan (Reg 2016/1736)
  4. New notice for Afghanistan (Reg 2015/2043) published
  5. New notice 2015/1322 added
  6. Updated with latest Afghanistan Notice (Reg 1057/2014)
  7. correcting errors in most recent notice (Regs 261/2014 and 263/2014)
  8. Notice Afghanistan (Regs 261/2014 and 263/2014) added
  9. First published.