Sanctions Profile: Zimbabwe

At a glance

EU sanctions on Zimbabwe were first imposed in 2002, by Common Position 2002/145/CFSP, in relation to the escalation of violence and intimidation of political opponents and the harassment of the independent press. The sanctions comprised an arms embargo, as well as an asset freeze and travel ban on targeted people and entities. The current EU sanctions regime on Zimbabwe is imposed pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004 (as amended) and Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP (as amended), and likewise consists of an arms embargo and targeted asset freezes and travel bans.

Subscribe for full access


US State Dept lists Zimbabwean official for human rights violations

The US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, has imposed a travel ban on Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe, former Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army’s Presidential Guard Brigade and current Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Tanzania, under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019. Mr Sanyatwe has been […]


UK publishes guidance on 4 UK sanctions regimes

The UK has published guidance relating to the following sanctions regimes: ·        ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (United Nations Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance; ·        The Democratic Republic of Congo (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance; ·        The Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance; and ·        Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance. […]

TerrorismTerrorism Democratic Republic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo ZimbabweZimbabwe

UK Brexit regulations on Belarus and Zimbabwe

The UK Government has published regulations under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 on Belarus and Zimbabwe, which will come into force if the UK leaves the European Union. Guidance here.  ·        Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/600. Explanatory Memorandum. ·        Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/604. Explanatory Memorandum.

BelarusBelarus ZimbabweZimbabwe

US renews Ukraine and Zimbabwe sanctions for a year

The US has continued its sanctions on Zimbabwe for 1 year by extending the national emergency as declared in Executive Order (EO) 13288. The individuals designated under this Order, amended by Executive Order 13391 and Executive Order 13469, will continue to be subject to asset freezing measures.  See White House Notice. With respect to Ukraine, […]

UkraineUkraine RussiaRussia ZimbabweZimbabwe

EU extends Zimbabwe sanctions for 1 year and delists 2 Zimbabweans

Today (19 February 2019), the EU extended its Zimbabwe sanctions for 1 year until 20 February 2020. The EU also removed 2 individuals from the sanctions list: Happyton Mabhuya Bonyongwe and Augustine Chihuri. Grace Mugabe’s grounds for designation were also updated. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/284 and Council Regulation (EU) 2019/278....

This content is only available to subscribers.
Log In Subscribe


Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004

Amended by:

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/2004

Commission Regulation (EC) No 898/2005

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1272/2005

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1367/2005

Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006

Commission Regulation (EC) No 236/2007

Commission Regulation (EC) No 412/2007

Commission Regulation (EC) No 777/2007

Commission Regulation (EC) No 702/2008

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1226/2008

Commission Regulation (EC) No 77/2009

Commission Regulation (EU) No 173/2010

Commission Regulation (EU) No 174/2011

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 151/2012

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 145/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 915/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 153/2014

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/275

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/612

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1919

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1921

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/214

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/218

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/284

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/223

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/278


Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2012/97/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2012/124

Council Decision 2013/89/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/160/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2013/469/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/98/CFSP

Council Decision 2015/277/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1924

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/220

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/288

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/224

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/284

Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/604