Financial sanctions, Somalia

Somalia is currently subject to financial sanctions. This document contains the current list of designated persons.



In 2005, the United Nations, amongst other matters, imposed an asset freeze on persons engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Somalia, including acts that threaten the Djibouti Agreement of 18 August 2008 or the political process, or threaten the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) or African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by force; having acted in violation of the arms embargo imposed by UNSCR 733 (1992); and obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance to or access to, or distribution of humanitarian assistance in, Somalia.

EU regulations

Council Regulation (EU) No 356/2010 implemented the travel and financial restrictions in UNSCR 1844(2008).

You can view Council Regulation (EU) No 356/2010 on restrictive measures in Somalia 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 16 October 2012
Last updated 19 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 19/03/2018, Somalia (Reg 2018/413)
  2. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 09/03/2018, Somalia
  3. Updated link to regulation as part of routine site maintenance.
  4. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 09/03/2017, Somalia (Reg 2017/395)
  5. Updated to include latest lists and notices
  6. New notice added
  7. Updated due to latest notice (Reg 1104/2014)
  8. First published.