UN sanctions on Iraq were first imposed in 1990, by UN Security Council Resolution 661, in response to the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. The current UN Sanctions Committee and regime on Iraq was established in 2003 as the successor to the 1990 committee, by UN Security Council Resolutions 1483 and 1518.Show full details
Those UN Resolutions lift all previous sanctions against Iraq, except for the arms embargo, and prohibits trade in goods belonging to Iraq’s cultural heritage (with the objective of facilitating their safe return), and requires that all proceeds from export sales of petroleum and natural gas from Iraq are transferred to the Development Fund for Iraq. The resolutions also impose asset freezes targeting members of the former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and senior officials of his regime.
Summary of Current UN Sanctions:
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
People and entities designated by the UN Security Council or Iraq Sanctions Committee who:
In addition, assets belonging to the estate of former president Saddam Hussein are frozen.
On 29 January 2019, the UN Security Council removed the following 8 entities from its Iraq sanctions list: General Establishment for Hospitality Affairs; General Establishment for Travel and Tourist Services; National Computer Centre; State Contracting Buildings Company; State Enterprise for Rubber Industries; State Organization for Buildings; State Organization for Tourism; and Al-Huda State Company for […]
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.
Last week (8 January), the UN Security Council removed 3 entities from its Iraq sanctions list: General Establishment for Designs and Research, State Enterprise for Aluminum Semi Products, and State Enterprise for Cables and Wires. As a result, they will no longer be subject to UN asset freezes. See UN Press Release. The EU implemented […]
On 27 December 2018, the UN Security Council removed Rayon State Establishment from its Iraq sanctions list. As a result, it will no longer be subject to UN asset freezing measures. See UN Press Release. The EU implemented this delisting today (8 January), see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/23.
Yesterday (13 November 2018), the UN Security Council removed another entity from its Iraq sanctions list: Rafidain Company For Building Dams. As a result, it will no longer be subject to UN asset freezing measures. See UN press release. On 19 November 2018, the EU implemented this delisting, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1781.