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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New claim against Standard Chartered for sanctions violations

We reported in April that Standard Chartered had agreed a $1.1bn settlement with OFAC and various other US and UK authorities for sanctions violations relating to Burma/Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria (see previous blog). The bank is now subject to a new civil claim, brought by a former senior employee of Standard Chartered and […]

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Gibraltar sanctions laws & Grace 1 designation

In March, Gibraltar enacted the Sanctions Act 2019, which provides for “automatic recognition and enforcement of UN, EU and UK sanctions”, and allows Gibraltar to make separate designations if necessary. Guidance here. Last week (3 July) Gibraltar adopted Sanctions Regulations 2019, which gives power to designate and detain “specified ships” if the Chief Minister has […]

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Gibraltar and UK seize supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria

On 4 July, Gibraltar Port and Law Enforcement agencies, assisted by the British Royal Marines, seized a supertanker, Grace 1, to the east of Gibraltar today. The vessel is suspected of breaching EU sanctions by carrying crude oil to the Banyas refinery in Syria. Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar, said that the refinery “is […]

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3rd countries align with EU sanctions on cyber-attacks, Iran and Syria

Cyber-attacks On 17 May, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2019/797 to establish a new sanctions regime “to deter and respond to cyber-attacks which constitute a threat to the Union or its member states”. North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway and Georgia have aligned themselves with this decision. Press release. Syria Also […]

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OFAC designates Syrian businessman and his “network”

OFAC has designated Samer Foz, a Syrian businessman, his relatives Husen Foz and Amer Foz, and 13 entities said to be controlled or owned by Samer Foz for their reconstruction and redevelopment work in Syria. Sigal Mandelker, the US Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said that Samer Fox and his network “have leveraged the […]

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

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

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