Sanctions Profile: Democratic Republic of the Congo

At a glance

EU sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were first imposed in 1993, when it was known as Zaire, and consisted of an arms embargo against armed groups and travel bans against senior officials of the Mobuto regime.

In January 2021, the UK adopted The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

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Switzerland de-lists former DRC official

Switzerland has removed Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda, the former Governor of Haut-Katanga province and leader of the CONAKAT party, from its DRC sanctions list. Mr Musonda died in July 2021 and was delisted by the EU on 10 December 2021. Notice. See previous post.

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EU de-lists former DRC official

Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda, the former Governor of Haut-Katanga province and leader of the CONAKAT party, has been removed from the EU’s DRC sanctions list. Mr Musonda died in July 2021. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2177 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/2181. See previous post & post for EU judgments relating to Mr Musonda.

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US DRC designations

OFAC has announced the designation of DRC national Alain Mukonda pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818 (Global Magnitsky sanctions). Mr Mukonda is said to have provided support to Dan Gertler, listed by the US pursuant to E.O. 13818 on 21 December 2017 (see previous post, post, post & post). OFAC Notice & State Department Press Release. OFAC also designated 1 …

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US & EU sanctions regimes renewed, third countries align with EU sanctions & Kingpin Act designations

In recent weeks, multiple sanctions regimes have been renewed by the US and EU: The US renewed its regimes in respect of Columbia narcotics trafficking (Letter and Notice) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Letter and Notice) for 1 year, by continuing the relevant national emergencies. The EU adopted: Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1800 which renewed its Nicaragua sanctions regime …

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EU amends DRC sanctions criteria

The EU has added “planning, directing, sponsoring or participating in attacks… against medical personnel or humanitarian personnel” to the criteria for including people and entities on its Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions list. Previously, the criteria only included involvement in attacks against MONUSCO peacekeepers and UN personnel, including members of the Group of Experts. Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1863 …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005

Amended by:

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1824/2005

Commission Regulation (EC) No 84/2006

Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006

Commission Regulation (EC) No 201/2007

Commission Regulation (EC) No 400/2007

Commission Regulation (EC) No 933/2007

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1096/2007

Commission Regulation (EC) No 242/2009

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1250/2010

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1097/2011

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 7/2012

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1251/2012

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 53/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 521/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 271/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1275/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/613

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/614

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1165

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/2230

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/199

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/396

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/904

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1326

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/197

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/566

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1931

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2101

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/189

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1507

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2021

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1863

Consolidated

Council Decision 2010/788/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2010/788/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision 2011/699/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2011/848/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/811/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2013/46/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/147/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/862/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1509

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/620

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1173

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/2231

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/203

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/399

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/905

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1340

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2282

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/202

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/569

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1940

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/2109

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/190

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/2033

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1866

The Democratic Republic of Congo (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/433)