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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OFAC Syria sanctions listings & delistings

The US Department of State has designated the Syrian Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Ali Abdullah Ayoub, under Executive Order 13894 (asset freeze and travel ban), who is described as being “responsible for the violence and disastrous humanitarian crisis in northern Syria” since December 2019. He is said to have deliberately prevented a ceasefire from being implemented in the region, …

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UK clarifies humanitarian exemption to Syria petroleum exports

The UK’s Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has amended its guidance concerning trade sanctions on Syria to clarify the humanitarian exemption to the purchase and transportation of petroleum products, related financing and financial assistance. The exemptions are applied automatically under Articles 6a(1) and 16a(1) of Council Regulation (EU) 35/2012, and a licence is not required. See Notice. The exemption applies …

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US penalties on 12 companies for prohibited Iran, N Korea or Syria transfers

The US Bureau of International Security and Non-Proliferation (State Dept) has imposed penalties on 12 people and companies, including a Russian military design company and a Chinese provider of wireless communication and satellite products, under the Iran, North Korea and Syria Non-Proliferation Act (INKSNA). The Bureau determined that they had been engaged in the transfer to/acquisition from Iran, N Korea …

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EU adds 8 people & 2 entities to Syria sanctions list

The EU has added 8 businessmen and 2 entities to its Syria sanctions list on the basis of their ties to the Assad regime. As with the listing of other “prominent businesspersons”, the EU lists them on the basis that they are making “large profits through their ties with the Assad regime”, and are helping to finance the regime including …

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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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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

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

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)