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The UK sanctions list

Find out which people, entities and ships are designated or specified under regulations made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, and why.

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UK sanctions list

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UK sanctions list

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Details

New UK sanctions regimes came fully into force under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (the Sanctions Act) at 11pm on 31 December 2020. The regulations establishing these regimes apply in the whole of the UK, including in Northern Ireland.

Some of these regimes contain sanctions measures (for instance asset-freezes or travel bans) which apply in respect of persons or ships which have been designated or specified.

The UK sanctions list

The UK government publishes the UK sanctions list, which provides details of those designated under regulations made under the Sanctions Act. The list also details which sanctions measures apply to these persons or ships, and in the case of UK designations, provides a statement of reasons for the designation.

HM Treasury’s Office for Financial Sanctions Implementation provides a consolidated list of persons and organisations under financial sanctions, including those under the Sanctions Act and other UK legislation. Find out:

Publicising sanctions decisions

When the UK government makes a decision to make, vary or revoke a designation or ship specification, it will update the UK sanctions list in accordance with the publicity provisions in the relevant sanctions regulations.

More information

For further information on financial sanctions: contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation OFSI@hmtreasury.gov.uk or subscribe to OFSI’s e-alerts

For all UK financial sanctions listings, visit OFSI’s consolidated list

For further information on trade sanctions: contact the Export Control Joint Unit Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or email exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk or subscribe to the Export Control Joint Unit’s notices to exporters

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

For further 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 Unit on sanctions@fcdo.gov.uk

Published 6 July 2020
Last updated 7 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Designation amended under ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida regime.

  2. Designation delisted under Central African Republic regime, designation amended under Yemen regime.

  3. New designation made under Global Human Rights regime. Amendments made to information under some regimes.

  4. New designation made under Global Human Rights regime. Amendments made to information under some regimes.

  5. Amendments made to information for some regimes.

  6. New designations added under the Global Human Rights sanctions regime.

  7. New designations added under Syria regime. Information for some designations has been amended.

  8. Removed a person listed under the Sudan regime.

  9. Three new designations under the Somalia regime.

  10. A new listing under the Yemen regime and minor changes to 2 other designations.

  11. Six new listings under the Burma sanctions regime, and some factual updates to other designations.

  12. New designations added under Belarus and Burma regimes. Information for some designations has been amended.

  13. New designations added under Zimbabwe regime. Information for some designations has been amended.

  14. Information for some designations has been amended.

  15. Removal of designations from Iraq regime. Information for some designations has been amended.

  16. Information for some designations has been amended.

  17. The UK's sanctions framework has changed.

  18. New designations added under the Global Human Rights Sanctions regime in response to serious human rights violations in Venezuela, Russia, The Gambia and Pakistan

  19. New designations added under the Global Human Rights sanctions regime in response to serious human rights violations in Belarus.

  20. First published.