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 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(UK) Limited (BOC UK) has agreed to pay $2,329,991 to settle its potential civil liability for violations of the (now repealed) Sudanese Sanctions Regulations.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 …


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 …


OFAC enters into $1.4 million settlement with Payoneer Inc.

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced that Payoneer Inc., a New York-based provider of online money transfer and digital payment services, has agreed to pay $1,400,301.40 to settle potential liability for 2,260 violations of 6 US sanctions regimes. OFAC Notice and Web Notice. Between February 2013 and February 2018, Payoneer processed commercial transactions for parties …

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OFAC removes Sudan from terrorism sanctions regulations

OFAC has amended the Terrorism List Governments Sanctions Regulations to reflect the rescission of Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism (see post). One general licence has been removed, and another general licence has been amended to delete references to the Government of Sudan and Sudanese nationals. It is no longer prohibited to transact with the Sudanese government. See …

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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 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/804


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)