Sanctions Profile: Eritrea

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UN sanctions on Eritrea were first introduced in December 2009 by UN Security Council Resolution 1907.

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US visa restrictions on 6 countries & updated compliance procedures

President Trump’s administration has announced the suspension of immigrant visas for nationals of Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, and Nigeria for those seeking a permanent residence visa in the US. Diversity visas (visas for nationals of countries with historically low rates of US immigration) will be suspended for citizens of Sudan and Tanzania. The press release says that these states do not …

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EU implements UN’s lifting of Eritrea sanctions

Last month (14 November), the UN Security Council adopted UNSC Resolution 2444 (2018), which terminated with immediate effect all UN sanctions against Eritrea (arms embargo, asset freezes and travel bans). Last week (10 December), the EU implemented this UN action by adopting Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1944 and Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1932....

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UN lifts Eritrea sanctions & renews arms embargo on Somalia

Earlier this week (14 November), the UN Security Council adopted UNSC Resolution 2444 (2018), which (inter alia): 1.      Lifts the UN arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes imposed on Eritrea; and 2.      Renews the UN arms embargo against Somalia....

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Current Sanctions

EU

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EU) No 667/2010

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 667/2010

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) No 942/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1932

Consolidated

Council Decision 2010/127/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2010/127/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2010/414/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/632/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1944