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 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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New UK corruption sanctions regime

Today (26 April 2021), the UK introduced a new global anti-corruption sanctions regime, and has imposed these sanctions on 22 people whom Government has reasonable grounds to suspect have been involved in serious corruption.  Under the new Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/488), they will be subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. The press release states that …

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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.


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)