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 & EU designate CAR armed group leader

The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions (asset freeze and travel ban) pursuant to Resolution 2399 (2018), as amended, on Martin Koumtamadji, the leader of the Front Démocratique du Peuple Centrafricain (FDPC), an armed group engaged in violent activities in the Central African Republic. Mr Koumtamadji is also known as Abdoulaye Miskine. In 2019, Koumtamadji is said to have refused …

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UNSC renews CAR arms embargo until July 2020

The UN Security Council has renewed the arms embargo against the Central African Republic, which “prohibits the supply, sale or transfer of weapons, ammunition and military equipment to the country, including vehicles”. Supplies intended for UN peacekeeping and EU and French forces’ training operations continue to be exempt from the ban. The embargo will remain in place until 31 July …

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UNSC renews sanctions against Central African Republic

The UN Security Council has decided to renew a modified sanctions regime against the Central African Republic until 31 January 2020 by adopting Resolution 2488 (2019). The decision renews the arms embargo against the CAR, and makes adjustments to allow for the following to be transferred to the CAR: Supplies “intended for the support of or use by” MINUSCA, European …

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US renews sanctions on Syria and Central African Republic

Syria The US is continuing sanctions on Syria for 1 year by extending the national emergency declared in Executive Order (E.O.) 13338, as amended, specifically for the “the regime’s brutality and repression of the Syrian people” and “policies, including with respect to chemical weapons, supporting terrorist organizations, and obstructing the Lebanese government’s ability to function effectively, [which] continue to foster...

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UK passes Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The UK has passed the Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/26, which make amendments to a number of EU sanctions regimes to ensure (inter alia) that they continue to apply within the UK after Brexit. The Regulations will come into force on exit day....

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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 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/582


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

The Central African Republic (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/587)

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1735