Guidance

Trade sanctions on certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations

It is prohibited to export, sell, supply or transfer military goods or technology to certain individuals, groups or undertakings.

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There are a number of restrictive measures imposed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida. The measures are imposed by UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1267 (1999), 1390 (2002), 1988 (2011), 1989 (2011), 2170 (2014), 2253 (2015), and implemented by the EU. These measures are set out in Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1693, Council Regulation No 881/2002 and Council Regulation 2016/1686.

Arms embargo

It is prohibited to export, sell, supply or transfer military goods and technology to certain individuals, groups, undertakings or entities designated in Annex I of Council Regulation 881/2002, Annex I of Council Regulation 2016/168, in implementing regulation 2018/1809 or in implementing regulation 2018/999, or to those acting on their behalf or at their direction.

Individuals and entities listed under EU regulation 881/2002 and implementing regulation 2018/1809

It is prohibited to provide technical advice, assistance or training related to military activities, including training and assistance related to the manufacture, maintenance and use of arms and related materiel of all types to the individuals and entities listed in the above regulations.

Individuals and entities listed under EU regulation 2016/1686 and implementing regulation 2018/999

It is prohibited to provide technical assistance, brokering services and other services related to military activities and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of goods and technology listed in the Common Military List to any person listed in the above regulations.

It is prohibited to provide financing, or financial assistance related to military activities, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of arms and related materiel, or for the provision of related technical assistance and brokering services to any person in the above regulations.

Financial sanctions

For information on any relevant financial sanctions, contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation.

ECJU contact details

Helpline

Contact the helpline for general queries about strategic export licensing.

Export Control Joint Unit
2nd floor 
3 Whitehall Place
London
SW1A 2AW

Email: exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 7215 4594

Notices to exporters

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Published 7 August 2019