Guidance

Financial sanctions, Chemical Weapons

UK financial sanctions are in place for persons involved in the proliferation and use of chemical weapons. This page contains the current list of designated targets.

Documents

Latest HM Treasury notice, Chemical Weapons, 19/01/2021

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HM Treasury notice, 08/01/2021, Chemical Weapons

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Details

The Chemical Weapons (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ensure sanctions relating to chemical weapons are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU.

Context

This sanctions regime is aimed at deterring the proliferation and use of chemical weapons. This includes encouraging the effective implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, signed at Paris on 13 January 1993 (“the Chemical Weapons Convention”).

The regulations impose asset freezes to deter those who are, or have been, involved in the proliferation or use of chemical weapons. This extends to those who assist, promote or provide support for such activities.

UK regulations

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

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1542

Find out more about UK chemical weapons sanctions

Published 17 October 2018
Last updated 1 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 01/02/2021, Chemical Weapons

  2. Latest HM Treasury notice, Chemical Weapons, 19/01/2021

  3. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 08/01/2021, Chemical Weapons’

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

  5. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 15/10/2020, Chemical Weapons (Reg 2020/1480)'

  6. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 14/10/2020, Chemical Weapons (Reg 2020/1463)'

  7. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 21/01/2019, Chemical Weapons (Reg 2019/84)'.

  8. Updated with UK regulations.

  9. First published.