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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US adds 14 to Syria sanctions list, including President’s son

4 people and 10 entities have been added to the US Syria sanctions list. The State Department has listed the First Division of the Syrian Arab Army, Hafez al-Assad, the son of President Bashar al-Assad, Zuhair Tawfiq al-Assad (leader of the First Division), and his son Karam al-Assad pursuant to Executive Order 13894, which targets those obstructing a ceasefire in …

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EU Courts uphold listing of 2 Syrian businessmen

The General Court rejected an application by Khaled Zubedi to annul his inclusion on the EU’s Syria sanctions, in Case T-186/19 (8 July 2020). And the Court of Justice has rejected an appeal by George Haswani – C-241/19 P (9 July 2020). The Court said the Council had enough evidence to show that both men were leading businessmen operating in …

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Third countries align with EU Syria sanctions

On 28 May 2020, the EU Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/719, which renewed its sanctions regime against Syria for 1 year, and delisted 2 businessmen on the basis that they had halted their sanctionable behaviour (see post). North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia have aligned themselves with this decision. See press release.

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US Caesar Act Syria sanctions come into force & Al-Assads listed

Yesterday, 17 June 2020, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act came into force. The sanctions were approved in the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) in December 2019 (see post). New designations A total of 39 people/entities have been designated by OFAC and the State Dept. Pursuant to E.O. 13894 (asset freeze and travel ban), the State Dept has designated 15 …

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OFAC publishes Syria sanctions regulations

OFAC has issued the Syria Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR Part 569, which implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13894 of 14 October 2019. The E.O. authorised asset freezing measures and travel bans on those determined to be responsible for / complicit / engaging in actions threatening the peace, security, or stability in NE Syria in response to Turkey’s military operations in the …

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Current Sanctions

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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

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

The Syria (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2012

The Export Control (Syria Sanctions) Order 2013

The Syria (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/877)

The Syria (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/129)