Sanctions Profile: Somalia

At a glance

The UN imposed an arms embargo on Somalia in 1992, by UN Security Council Resolution 733, which the EU implemented in 2002 by Common Position 2002/960/CFSP and then Council Regulation (EC) No 147/2003. The arms embargo was introduced in response to violent conflict in the country.

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UNSC & EU renew Somalia arms embargo & restrict IED components

On 15 November 2019, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2498 (2019), which introduced restrictions on the sale / supply / transfer of components which will be used or pose a significant risk of being used to manufacture improvised explosive devices, owing to the recent increase in IED attacks conducted by Al-Shabaab. The UNSC also reaffirmed its commitment to the …

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US extends Somalia sanctions for 1 year

The US is continuing sanctions on Somalia for 1 year by extending the national emergency as declared in Executive Order (EO) 13536, specifically for the “deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia, acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea … and violations of the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council”.  The...

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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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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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US continues Somalia sanctions for 1 year

In April 2010, the US adopted Executive Order (EO) 13536, which declared a national emergency in respect of Somalia (namely, for the “deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia, acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia… and violations of the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council”)....

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EC) No 147/2003

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 147/2003

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EC) No 631/2007

Council Regulation (EU) No 1137/2010

Council Regulation (EU) No 642/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 941/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 431/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 1153/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 478/2014

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EU) No 356/2010

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 356/2010

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 956/2011

Council Regulation (EU) No 641/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 943/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 432/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 1104/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/325

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2044

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/395

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2415

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/413

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1933

Consolidated

Council Decision 2010/231/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2010/231/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2011/635/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/388/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/633/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/201/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/659/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/270/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/729/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/335

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/337

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/2053

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/398

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2427

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/417

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1945

The Somalia (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2010