Sanctions Profile: Central African Republic

At a glance

The UN imposed sanctions on the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2013, in response to the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the country, by UN Security Council Resolution 2127.

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UN & US renew sanctions & export regimes & third countries align with EU sanctions

Over the past month, several sanctions regimes and related regulations have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its Export Control Regulations until 17 August 2021 by continuing the national emergency as declared in Executive Order 13222 (Notice); The UN Security Council adopted: resolution 2588, which renewed its arms embargo on the Central African Republic (CAR) and the CAR …

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Commission opinion on the release of frozen funds to enforce a guarantee

The European Commission has published an Opinion (also found on the EU Guidance section of this website) on the release of funds frozen pursuant to the Central African Republic sanctions regime (Council Regulation (EU) No 224/2014) by an EU-incorporated institution to enforce a pre-existing guarantee provided by a sanctioned person. By way of derogation from the asset freeze, Article 9 …

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6 sanctions regimes renewed & third countries align with 6 EU regimes

Over the past month, multiple sanctions regimes have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its regimes in respect of Iraq, Syria and the Central African Republic for 1 year by continuing the national emergencies as declared; The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2571 (2021) to renew the embargo on illicit petroleum exports from Libya, and the mandate of …

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UNSC removes diamond trading company from CAR sanctions list

The UN Security Council Committee concerning the Central African Republic has delisted a diamond trading company and its Belgian branch, Bureau d’Achat de Diamant en Centrafrique / Kardiam. As a result, it will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures. See Notice.

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UK publishes Libya sanctions regs & guidance on 11 sanctions regimes

The UK government has published The Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1665), which replace the EU sanctions regime relating to Libya. The UK has also issued guidance on the regulations, which includes information on asset freezes, partial asset freezes, interest, oil aboard UN-designated ships, and ownership and control. See explanatory memorandum, and reports under section 2(4) of the …

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Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EU) No 224/2014

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 224/2014

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 691/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1276/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/324

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/734

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1485

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2454

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/354

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/555

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1442

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/400

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/890

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/906

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1090

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/325

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/387

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/698

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/757

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1735

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/582

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/717

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1194

Council Regulation (EU) 2020/1311

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/707


Council Decision 2013/798/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2013/798/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2014/125/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/382/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/863/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/336

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/739

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1488

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/2459

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/360

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/564

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1446

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/412

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/901

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/916

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1103

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/332

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/391

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/699

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/763

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/1576

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1737

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/408

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/584

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/720

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1195

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1312

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/712

The Central African Republic (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/616)