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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BIS issues final rule implementing recission of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism

The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security has implemented the Secretary of State’s decision to rescind Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism (see post). Press release here. The final rule, which comes into effect on 19 January 2021, amends the Export Administration Regulations to make the following changes: Sudan has moved from Country Group E:1 to …

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UK publishes Libya sanctions regs & guidance on 11 sanctions regimes

The UK government has published The Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1665), which replace the EU sanctions regime relating to Libya. The UK has also issued guidance on the regulations, which includes information on asset freezes, partial asset freezes, interest, oil aboard UN-designated ships, and ownership and control. See explanatory memorandum, and reports under section 2(4) of the …

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US rescinds Sudan state sponsor of terrorism designation

The US State Department has announced that from today (14 December 2020), Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism is officially rescinded. In October 2020, President Trump notified Congress that the designation would be rescinded on the grounds that Sudan had not provided any support for acts of international terrorism in last 6 months, and (ii) assurances had been …

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US renews Sudan Darfur sanctions & asks UN to lift measures

In November 1997, the US adopted Executive Order (E.O.) 13607, which was later amended by E.O. 13400. The E.O.s declared a national emergency in respect of Sudan, and implemented UN Security Council resolutions targeting the regional conflict in Darfur. President Trump has now extended the national emergency as declared, which renews those sanctions for 1 year. See Notice and Statement. …

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US rescinds Sudan designation as a state sponsor of terrorism

The Trump administration has formally notified Congress that Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism will be rescinded pursuant to the National Defence Authorisation Act 2019 on the grounds that (i) Sudan has not provided any support for acts of international terrorism in last 6 months, and (ii) assurances have been given that it will not support international terrorism …

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