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United Nations Sanctions

Countries subject to United Nations Sanctions & scope of sanctions that relates to trade

Afghanistan

  • Prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related material to certain persons or entities;
  • Prohibition against the provision of technical advice, assistance or training related to military activities in certain circumstances;
  • Prohibition against making available to, or for the benefit of, certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources;
  • Prohibition against dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources owned by or otherwise belonging to, or held by, certain persons or entities; and
  • Prohibition against the entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons.

Central African Republic

  • Prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to the Central African Republic or certain persons;
  • Prohibition against the provision of assistance or training related to military activities or to the provision, maintenance or use of any arms or related materiel to certain persons;
  • Prohibition against making available to certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources, or dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources of certain persons or entities; and
  • Prohibition against entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons.
Date of Expiry: midnight on 31 January 2018.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to certain persons;
  • Prohibition against the provision of assistance, advice or training related to military activities in certain circumstances;
  • Prohibition against making available to, or for the benefit of, certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources;
  • Prohibition against dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources belonging to, or owned or controlled by, certain persons or entities; and
  • Prohibition against the entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons.
Date of Expiry: midnight on 1 July 2018.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

  • Prohibition against supply, delivery, transfer or carriage of certain items, material, equipment, goods or technology to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
  • Prohibition against the procurement of certain items from the DPRK;
  • Prohibition against provision and acceptance of certain training, services, advice or assistance to or from the DPRK;
  • Prohibition against making available to or for the benefit of certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources;
  • Prohibition against entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of certain persons;
  • Prohibition against certain ships from entering waters of Hong Kong.
  • Prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of luxury goods to a place in the DPRK.

Eritrea

  • Prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to Eritrea or certain persons;
  • Prohibition against the provision of certain assistance or training to certain persons;
  • Prohibition against the procurement of arms or related materiel, or certain assistance or training from Eritrea or a person connected with Eritrea;
  • Prohibition against making available to certain persons or entities funds or other financial assets or economic resources, or dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources of certain persons or entities; and
  • Prohibition against the entry into or transit through the HKSAR by certain persons.

Iran

  • prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of conventional arms, nuclear-related item or ballistic missile-related item to Iran;
  • prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel or ballistic missile-related item from Iran;
  • prohibition against the provision of certain training, services or assistance related to conventional arms;
  • prohibition against the provision or transfer of certain assistance, training, services or resources related to nuclear-related items;
  • prohibition against the provision or transfer of certain technology, assistance, training, services or resources related to ballistic missiles;
  • prohibition against making available to certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources, or dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources of certain persons or entities;
  • prohibition against the sale and acquisition of interest in ballistic missile commercial activity or uranium commercial activity; and
  • prohibition against entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons.

Iraq

  • Sale or supply of arms and related material to Iraq, i.e. arms and related material of all types, including all forms of conventional military equipment (including equipment for paramilitary forces) and any spare parts, components or their means of production for such equipment except for those required by the relevant Authority stated in the United Nations Security Council's Resolution 1483 (2003).

Lebanon

  • Sale, supply or delivery of arms and related material (including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment) and spare parts for the aforementioned, except for those authorized by the Government of Lebanon or by the United Nations (UN) Interim Force in Lebanon as authorized in the UN Security Council's Resolution 1701 (2006).

Libya

The following sanctions will expire at midnight on 15 November 2018:

  • Prohibition against loading, transport or discharge of petroleum from Libya aboard ships designated by the relevant UNSC Sanctions Committee;
  • Prohibition against engaging in financial transactions related to any petroleum from Libya aboard ships designated by the relevant UNSC Sanctions Committee;
  • Prohibition against the provision of certain services to ships designated by the relevant UNSC Sanctions Committee; and
  • Prohibition against ships designated by the relevant UNSC Sanctions Committee from entering waters of Hong Kong.

Somalia

  • Direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer of any weapons or military equipment to Somalia or designated person as determined by the Committee of the United Nations Security Council established under relevant UN Security Council Resolution.
  • Direct or indirect import of any charcoal from Somalia.
  • Provide, directly or indirectly, to a person connected with Somalia any technical advice, financial or other assistance or training related to military activities.
  • Make available, directly or indirectly, any funds or other financial assets or economic resources to, or for the benefit of, a relevant person or a relevant entity; and deal with, directly or indirectly, any funds or other financial assets or economic resources belonging to, or owned or controlled by, a relevant person or a relevant entity.

Sudan

  • Prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to certain persons connected with Sudan;
  • Prohibition against the provision of assistance or training related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of prohibited goods to certain persons connected with Sudan;
  • Prohibition against making available to certain persons or entities funds or other financial assets or economic resources, or dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources of certain persons or entities; and
  • Prohibition against the entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons.

Yemen

  • Prohibition against making available to certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources, or dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources of certain persons or entities; and
  • Prohibition against entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons.
Date of Expiry: midnight on 26 February 2018.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.