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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UN Human Rights Commissioner calls for Sudan sanctions relief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called for the lifting of international sanctions against Sudan in light of the country’s increasing number of Covid-19 transmissions. See press release. Ms Bachelet said that the practical effects of ongoing UN unilateral sanctions are exacerbating the “acute resource constraints” on the Transitional Government of Sudan, which is impacting the …

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OFAC quarterly report on Iran & Sudan TRSA licences

Pursuant to section 906(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA), OFAC has published a Quarterly Report (from January – March 2019) on the licence applications processed requesting authorisation to export agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Iran and Sudan. OFAC Notice. Over the quarter, the reports indicate that the average processing time for …

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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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Iran & Sudan TSRA licences – OFAC quarterly report

Pursuant to section 906(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA), OFAC has published its Quarterly Report (from October – December 2018) on the licence applications processed requesting authorisation to export agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Iran and Sudan. Over the quarter, the average processing time for issuing licences was 74 days, whilst …

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UK Dept for Intl Trade updates licences for military exports to Saudi Arabia coalition forces & Turkey

Saudi Arabi Coalition Forces The UK’s Department for International Trade has issued new and amended OGELs* and OGTCLs** to prohibit new registrations for a number of licences until further notice for military and dual-use exports to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan, and the UAE that might be used in the conflict in Yemen. Other licences have been amended …

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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

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

The Sudan (Asset Freezing) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1507)

The Sudan (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/1826)