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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US ends Société Générale sanctions case after DPA

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has signed an order confirming that the Department of Justice will not proceed with the prosecution of Société Générale SA over violations of US sanctions, including sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Libya and Sudan, because Soc Gen had complied with the conditions of its Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). As part …

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Mashreqbank PSC agrees to pay $100 million over US Sudan sanctions violations

UAE-headquartered Mashreqbank PSC has agreed to pay $100 million pursuant to a New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Consent Order, to resolve a US investigation into violations of the now-repealed Sudanese Sanctions Regulations. It has also agreed to additional reporting on its compliance program. Press Release. OFAC has also issued a Finding of Violation to Mashreq (Notice), and …

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OFAC agrees settlements with Cameron International Corporation & Schlumberger Rod Lift, Inc

Corrected. On 27 September 2021, OFAC announced settlements agreements with 2 entities over apparent violations of US sanctions. Notice. Cameron International Corporation Cameron International Corporation, a Texas-based supplier of goods and services to the oil and gas industries, has agreed to pay $1,423,766 to settle its potential civil liability for apparent violations of Directive 4 issued pursuant to Executive Order …

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OFAC reaches $2m settlement with Bank of China (UK) Limited

The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced that Bank of China (UK) Limited (BOC UK) has agreed to pay $2,329,991 to settle its potential civil liability for violations of the (now repealed) Sudanese Sanctions Regulations. OFAC Enforcement Release. Between September 2014 and February 2016, BOC UK unlawfully exported financial services from the US by processing …

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UN Sec-Gen recommends benchmarks to end Sudan sanctions

In response to recent political reforms in Sudan, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has recommended the adoption of 4 benchmarks by which to review the Sudan sanctions regime established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005). According to the Secretary-General, reviews of the benchmarks would allow the transitional government “to demonstrate that the sanctions, in particular the arms embargo, on the Darfur …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

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 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/804

Consolidated

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

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/815

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