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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 and carriage of arms or related materiel to the Central African Republic or connected persons;
  • prohibition against the provision to connected persons of any assistance related to military activities or the provision, maintenance or use of any arms or related materiel;
  • prohibition against making available economic assets to certain persons or entities, or dealing with economic assets of such 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 2020

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of any arms or related materiel to persons operating in the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo;
  • prohibition against the provision of any assistance, advice or training related to military activities to persons operating in the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo;
  • prohibition against making available to certain persons or entities any economic assets, or dealing with economic assets of such 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 2019.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

  • prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer and carriage of additional items to the DPRK or persons connected with the DPRK;
  • prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer and carriage of additional luxury goods to the DPRK;
  • prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer, and carriage to the DPRK or persons connected with the DPRK, and the procurement from the DPRK or persons connected with the DPRK, of additional items identified and designated by the United Nations Security Council;
  • prohibition against the procurement of additional items from the DPRK or persons connected with the DPRK;
  • prohibition against the carrying on of banking businesses by persons connected with the DPRK and the establishment and maintenance of offices by DPRK banks in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR);
  • prohibition against certain business activities of financial institutions in the DPRK or in connection with DPRK banks;
  • prohibition against the opening and maintenance of bank accounts for consular posts and accredited consular officers of the DPRK;
  • prohibition against the provision of financial support for trade with persons connected with the DPRK;
  • prohibition against the provision of specialised teaching or training that could contribute to the DPRK's proliferation of sensitive nuclear activities or the DPRK's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, to nationals of the DPRK;
  • prohibition against the engagement in any scientific or technical co-operation involving persons officially sponsored by the DPRK or persons representing the DPRK except for medical exchanges;
  • prohibition against certain activities in connection with ships and aircraft; 
  • prohibition against certain activities in connection with immovable property; and
  • prohibition against the establishment, maintenance or operation of joint ventures or co-operative entities with persons connected with the DPRK and the investment in such joint ventures or co-operative entities; and
  • prohibition against entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 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).

ISIL and Al-Qaida

  • prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to ISIL and Al-Qaida;
  • prohibition against the provision of advice, assistance or training related to military activities to ISIL and Al-Qaida;
  • prohibition against making available to ISIL and Al-Qaida any funds or other financial assets or economic resources, or dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources of ISIL and Al-Qaida; and
  • prohibition against entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by individuals associated with ISIL or Al-Qaida.

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

  • prohibition against the supply and carriage of arms or related materiel to Libya or connected persons;
  • prohibition against the loading, transport or discharge of petroleum from Libya aboard certain ships until midnight on February 15, 2020;
  • prohibition against the provision to connected persons of any assistance related to military activities or the provision, maintenance or use of any arms or related materiel;
  • prohibition against the procurement of arms or related materiel from Libya or connected persons;
  • prohibition against making available economic assets to certain persons or entities, or dealing with economic assets of such persons or entities;
  • prohibition against the engagement in any financial transactions related to petroleum from Libya aboard certain ships until midnight on February 15, 2020;
  • prohibition against the entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by certain persons;
  • prohibition against the provision of certain services to certain ships until midnight on February 15, 2020;
  • prohibition against the entry into the HKSAR by certain ships until midnight on February 15, 2020; and
  • prohibition against the taking off from, landing in and flying in the HKSAR of certain aircraft.

Somalia

  • prohibition against the supply and carriage of any weapons or military equipment to Somalia or connected persons;
  • prohibition against the provision of assistance related to military activities to connected persons; and the provision of assistance related to military activities or to the supply, manufacture, maintenance or use of any prohibited goods to certain persons;
  • prohibition against the import of charcoal from Somalia;
  • prohibition against making available economic assets to certain persons or entities, or dealing with economic assets of such persons or entities; and
  • prohibition against the entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons.

South Sudan

  • prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to South Sudan;
  • 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 persons in South Sudan;
  • prohibition against making available to, or for the benefit of, certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources, or 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.

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 the supply and carriage of arms or related materiel to certain persons or entities;
  • prohibition against the provision to certain persons or entities of assistance related to military activities or the provision, maintenance or use of any arms or related materiel;
  • prohibition against making available economic assets to certain persons or entities, or dealing with economic assets of such persons or entities until midnight on February 26, 2020; and
  • prohibition against the entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons until midnight on February 26, 2020.

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.