By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: Syria

At a glance

In 2005, by UNSC Resolution 1636, the UN Security Council imposed travel bans and asset freezes on people suspected of being involved in the 14 February 2005 terrorist bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, in which Syria was implicated by a UN report. The EU implemented those measures by adopting Council Common Position 2005/888/CFSP and Council Regulation (EC) No 305/2006. See the European Commission’s Guidance and FAQs for further details on these sanctions.

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UK lists Iranian Prosecutor General following execution of Alireza Akbari

In response to the execution of British-Iranian dual national Alireza Akbari on Saturday (14 January 2023), the UK designated Iran’s Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri pursuant to its Iran (human rights) sanctions regime. According to the FCDO, Mr Montazeri is one of the most powerful figures in Iran’s judiciary and responsible for the trial process and the use of the …

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OFAC settles with Danfoss A/S for Iran, Syria, and Sudan sanctions violations

Danish multinational company, Danfoss A/S has reached a civil settlement with OFAC and agreed to pay USD 4,379,810  in respect of 225 apparent violations of multiple OFAC sanctions programs, including Iran, Syria, and Sudan. From 2013 to 2017,  Danfoss’s wholly owned UAE subsidiary, Danfoss FZCO routed payments from customers in Iran, Syria, and Sudan to its bank accounts in the …

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Singapore court sanctions clause judgment

The General Division of the High Court of Singapore has dismissed an claim by Kuvera Resources Pte Ltd concerning the validity and enforceability of a sanctions clause which prevented JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA from acting contrary to US sanctions when fulfilling the requirements of two letters of credit. Kuvera Resources Pte Ltd v JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA [2022] SGHC 213. …

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BIS charges 2 over unauthorised reexports from UAE to Syria & Iran

On 4 November 2022, BIS issued an Administrative Charging Letter against UAE-based trading company WEBS Electronics Trading Company LLC and its owner and general manager Mohammad Alhamra. It is alleged that, between November 2017 and September 2019, they violated the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by reexporting US-origin items from the UAE to Syria and Iran on 11 occasions and attempting …

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OFAC settlement with Tango Card & instant payment compliance guidance

OFAC last week announced that Tango Card, a Seattle-based company that supplies and distributes gift cards, has agreed to pay $116,048.60 to settle its potential civil liability arising from the transmission of 27,720 gift cards and promotional debit cards (totalling $386,828) to individuals with email / IP addresses associated with Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea or Crimea. The transmissions are …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 55/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 168/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 266/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 410/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 509/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2012/544/CFSP

Council Regulation (EU) No 545/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 673/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 742/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 867/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 944/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1117/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 325/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 363/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 697/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 1332/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 124/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 578/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 693/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 793/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1013/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1105/2014

Council Regulation (EU) No 1323/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/108

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/375

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/780

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/827

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/828

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/961

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1828

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2350

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/840

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1735

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1893

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1984

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1996

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/2137

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/480

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/907

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1241

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1327

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1751

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/282

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/420

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/774

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/85

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/350

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/798

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/211

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/718

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1505

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1649

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/29

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/848

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1983

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2194

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/237

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/299

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/535

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/840

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1275

Consolidated

Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2013/760/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/74/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/309/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/387/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/488/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/678/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/730/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/901/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/117

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/383

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/784

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/837

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/973

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1836

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/2359

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/850

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1746

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1897

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1985

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/2000

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/2144

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/485

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/917

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1245

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1341

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/284

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/421

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/778

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/87

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/351

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/806

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/212

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/719

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1506

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1651

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/30

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/751

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/855

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/1984

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/2199

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/242

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/306

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/539

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/849

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1277

The Syria (United Nations Sanctions) (Cultural Property) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1233)

Syria (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/792)

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