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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NDAA 2020 to enhance N Korea & Syria sanctions

Alongside the sanctions provided for against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline (see post), and Turkey (see post), the National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (passed in the Senate on 17 December) contains further sanctions provisions relating to N Korea and Syria. The Act will now be passed to President Trump for approval. North Korea The legislation calls for secondary sanctions …

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3rd OFSI penalty – Telia Carrier UK fined £146k for Syria sanctions violations

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation has imposed a penalty of £146,341 on Telia Carrier UK Limited for breach of the Syria (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2012. This is the 3rd penalty to be imposed by OFSI for sanctions violations. OFSI Notice and OFSI Report. The OFSI report says Telia “indirectly facilitated international telephone calls to SyriaTel”, and thereby …

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1st Canadian Syria sanctions prosecution

Nader Mohamad Kalai, a Syrian national resident in Halifax, Canada, has been charged with breaching the Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations. Prosecutors allege he made a payment of 15million Syrian pounds, equivalent to $140,000 Canadian dollars, to property and telecoms company Syrialink. Mr Kalai is the first person in Canada to be prosecuted for violating Syria sanctions. He has pleaded …

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US sanctions Russian front company for transporting jet fuel to Syria

OFAC has designated 1 entity, 3 people and 5 vessels that are said to have facilitated the delivery of jet fuel to Russian forces operating in Syria pursuant to E.O. 13582. Maritime Assistance LLC, a Moscow-based front company, has been listed for supporting US-designated OJSC Sovfracht, whose designation and the indictment of several of its employees in 2018 were based …

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Danish authorities preliminarily charge Dan-Bunkering for violations of EU Syria sanctions

Dan-Bunkering, a subsidiary of Bunking Holdings, has been preliminarily charged with violating the EU’s Syria sanctions regime by the Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime (SØIK). Dan-Bunkering is alleged to have sold and supplied at least 30,000 tons of jet fuel for use in Syria from 2015 to 2017 through sales to the Russian shipping company Sovfracht. …

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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

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

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)