Sanctions Profile: Sudan

At a glance

The UN first imposed sanctions on Sudan in 2004, by UN Security Council Resolution 1556, in response to the ongoing armed conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region. It imposed an arms embargo on all non-governmental entities operating in Darfur, which was expanded to cover all parties to the N’djamena Ceasefire Agreement and to include asset freezes and travel bans in 2005, by UN Security Council Resolution 1591.

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OFAC amends TSRA & publishes FAQs on Sudan exports

OFAC has published an amended version of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA), and 4 FAQs relating to the TSRA and the Sudan and Darfur sanctions regime. The FAQs provide guidance on submitting licence applications pursuant to the TRSA, and clarify that a licence is no longer required for the export of agricultural commodities, medicine, …


UNSC delists 1 from Sudan sanctions

The UN Security Council Committee concerning Sudan has delisted Adam Shareif, the former Commander of the Sudanese Liberation Army, who was reportedly deceased in June 2012. Press release here.


UNSC warns Sudan groups of sanctions

After considering the publication of the recent final report of the Panel of Experts, the UN Security Council Committee concerning Sudan has warned signatories to the Juba Peace Agreement that a failure to withdraw their forces from foreign countries, which poses a threat to regional stability, could result in the Committee considering the designation of individuals and entities. It also …


OFAC agrees $500k settlement with digital currency processing company

OFAC has announced that BitPay, a digital currency payments processing company based in Atlanta, Georgia, has agreed to pay $507,375 to settle its civil liability for 2,102 violations of multiple US sanctions regimes. Between June 2013 and September 2018, customers in sanctioned jurisdictions, namely the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, and Syria were able to make …

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BIS issues FAQs on Sudan & the MEU list

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued new FAQs on the recission of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, and the amendments made to the EAR as a result. See previous post for details. In addition, BIS has issued an updated version of the FAQs on military end use/user controls that apply to China, Russia and Venezuela to …

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Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EU) No 747/2014

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 747/2014

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EC) 2017/401

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1942

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/512


Council Decision 2014/450/CFSP

Parent Decison

Council Decision 2014/450/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/413

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1948

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/516

The Sudan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/753)