Sanctions Risk list COUNTRIES

EU measures in force
US measures in force (OFAC)
US measures in force (BIS)
US measures in force (DoS)

Sanctions Risk list regarding countries is updated until:
21 February 2017

CountryEU SanctionsUS SanctionsRemarks
Afghanistanmeasures against the Taliban:
- embargo on arms and related materiel
- ban on provision of certain services
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- restrictions on admission
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- ban on provision of certain services
No
Balkans relatedsee Bosnia and Herzegovina and/or Moldova and/or Serbia and MontenegroYes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Belarus- embargo on arms and related matériel
- ban on exports of equipment for internal repression
- ban on provision of certain services
- restrictions on admission
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- valid until 28.02.2017
- 15.02.2016 Council conclusions on Belarus
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Bosnia and Herzegovina- restrictions on admission
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- valid until 31.03.2017
- restrictions on admission of persons who committed certain acts of violence at Mostar
see Balkans related
Burmasee MyanmarNo, sanctions of the US lifted in its entirety on October 7th, 2016
Burundi- restrictions on admission of certain natural persons
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- valid until 31.10.2017
- prohibition to satisfy certain claims
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Central African Republic- embargo on arms and related materiel
- ban on provision of certain services
- restrictions on admission of certain natural persons
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- commitment to dispose of arms and related materiel that are in breach of the embargo
- ban on provision of certain services
- prohibition to satisfy claims
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
China- embargo on armsNo
Conakrysee Guinea (Republic of)No
Congo (Democratic Republic of)- embargo on arms and related matériel
- ban on provision of certain services
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- restrictions on admission
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us
Cote d'IvoireNo, sanctions of the EU lifted in its entirety on June 9th, 2016, based on UNSCR 2283 (2016)No, sanctions of the US lifted in its entirety on September 14th, 2016, based on UNSCR 2283 (2016)see Ivory Coast
Crimea- see UkraineYes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
CubaNo specific EU sanctions exist, mind the EU anti blocking statueYes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Egypt- freezing of funds and economic resources
- valid until 22.03.2017
No
Eritrea- embargo on arms and related materiel
- ban on provision of certain services
- inspection of and prior information requirement on certain cargoes
- embargo on supplying arms and related matériel
- ban on provision of certain services
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- restrictions on admission of natural persons
- (arms embargo related) ban on provision of certain services
- prior information requirement on certain cargoes to and from Eritrea
No
Guinea (Republic of - Conakry)- ban on provision of certain services
- restrictions on admission
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- valid until 27.10.2017
No
Guinea-Bissau (Republic of)- restrictions on admission
- freezing of funds and economic resources
No
Haiti- prohibition to satisfy certain claims in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution No 917(1994)
(NB. Common Position 94/681/CFSP has repealed the remainder of the restrictive measures)
- prohibition to satisfy claims with regard to contracts and transactions whose performance is affected by the measures taken in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions 917(1994), 841 (1993), 873 (1993) and 875 (1993)
No
Iran- Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was implemented on 16 January 2016 (see *JCPOA*).
- restrictions on admission of certain persons
- *JCPOA* freezing of funds and economic resources
- valid until 13.4.2017
- embargo on telecommunications monitoring and interception equipment
- embargo on equipment which might be used for internal repression
- ban on provision of certain services
- embargo on arms and related materiel
- embargo on nearly all dual-use goods and technology
- embargo on certain goods and technology which could contribute to enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems or to the pursuit of activities related to other topics about which the IAEA has expressed concerns
- prohibition of procurement from Iran of arms and related material, nearly all dual-use goods and technology and certain other goods and technology
- (arms and other embargoes related) ban on provision of certain services
- (arms and other embargoes related) ban on certain investment
- controls on export of certain other sensitive goods and technology
- control on provision of certain services
- control on certain investment
- embargo on key equipment and technology for the oil and natural gas industries
- ban on provision of certain services (to the oil and natural gas industries)
- ban on certain investment (in the oil and natural gas industries)
- ban on certain Iranian investment (nuclear industry)
- ban on new commitments for grants, financial assistance and concessional loans to the Government of Iran
- *JCPOA* restrictions on transfers of funds to and from Iran
- restrictions on establishment of branches and subsidiaries of and cooperation with Iranian banks
- restrictions on provision of insurance and re-insurance
- restrictions on issuance of and trade in certain bonds
- vigilance over business with Iran
- inspection of and prior information requirement on cargoes to and from Iran
- restrictions on access to EU airports for certain cargo flights
- ban on provision of certain services to certain vessels and aircraft
- restrictions on admission of listed natural persons
- freezing of funds and economic resources of listed persons, entities and bodies
- measures to prevent certain specialised teaching or training
- prohibition to satisfy claims made by certain persons, entities or bodies
- import ban on crude oil and petroleum products- ban on provision of certain services, including transport (related to crude oil, and petroleum products from Iran)
- *JCPOA* import ban on petrochemical products
- *JCPOA* prohibition on transport of Iranian crude oil
- *JCPOA* ban on provision of certain services (related to Iranian crude oil)
- *JCPOA* ban on provision of certain services (related to prohibition on the provision of insurance and reinsurance and transport of Iranian crude oil)
- ban on provision of certain services (related to petroleum products)
- *JCPOA* ban on provision of certain services (related to petrochemical products)
- embargo on key equipment and technology for the petrochemical industry
- ban on provision of certain services (to the petrochemical industry)
- ban on certain investment (in the petrochemical industry)
- *JCPOA* ban on trade in gold and precious metals with the Government of Iran
- ban on trade in diamonds with the Government of Iran
- ban on provision of new Iranian banknotes and coins
- ban on provision of specialised financial messaging services to those subjected to the freezing of funds and economic resources
- import ban on natural gas
- ban on provision of certain related services (related to natural gas)
- embargo on graphite
- embargo on certain raw and semi-finished metals
- ban on provision of certain services (related to graphite and metals)
- embargo on key naval equipment and shipbuilding technology
- ban on provision of certain related services (related to key naval equipment and shipbuilding technology)
- prohibition of construction of new oil tankers for Iran
- embargo on certain software for integrating industrial processes
- ban on provision of certain related services
- ban on Member States' commitments for financial support for trade with Iran
- control of transactions of EU financial institutions with banks domiciled in Iran and their subsidiaries, branches and other financial entities outside Iran
- ban on provision of flagging and classification services to certain vessels
- *JCPOA* ban on 'supply' of certain vessels to Iran
- vigilance requirements for EU financial institutions in their activities with banks domiciled in Iran and their branches and subsidiaries
- ban on certain Iranian investment (nuclear industry)
- monitoring of activities of EU branches and subsidiaries of credit and financial institutions domiciled in Iran
- enhanced vigilance as regards transactions of EU financial institutions with credit and financial institutions domiciled in Iran and with the latter’s branches and subsidiaries
Yes, JCPOA was implemented on 16 January 2016, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Iraq- confirmation of embargo on arms and related materiel
- restrictions on trade in cultural goods
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- transfer of such funds and economic resources to Development Fund for Iraq
- *expired on 30 June 2011* immunities and restrictions concerning payment for petroleum and gas exported by Iraq
- prohibition to satisfy claims with regard to contracts and transactions whose performance is affected by the measures taken in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 661(1990) and related resolutions
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
IsraelNoNoArabic countries prohibit transactions involving Israel
Ivory CoastNo, sanctions of the EU lifted in its entirety on June 9th, 2016, based on UNSCR 2283 (2016)No, sanctions of the US lifted in its entirety on September 14th, 2016, based on UNSCR 2283 (2016)
Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)- embargo on arms and related materiel
- ban on exports of certain goods and technology
- prohibition of procurement from DPRK of arms, related materiel and other goods and technology
- ban on provision of certain services
- ban on provision of new DPRK banknotes and coins
- ban on trade in gold, precious metals and diamonds with the Government of DPRK
- ban on exports of luxury goods
- ban on public provided financial support for trade where such support could contribute to DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes
- ban on new commitments for grants, financial assistance and concessional loans to the DPRK
- enhanced monitoring of the activities of EU financial institutions with banks domiciled in DPRK and their subsidiaries, branches and other financial entities outside DPRK
- restrictions on establishment of branches and subsidiaries of and cooperation with DPRK banks
- restrictions on issuance of and trade in certain bonds
- inspection of and prior information requirement on cargoes to and from DPRK
- restrictions on access to EU airports for certain flights
- ban on provision of certain services to certain vessels and aircraft
- restrictions on admission for certain persons
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- measures to prevent certain specialised teaching or training
- enhanced vigilance over DPRK diplomatic personnel
- prohibition to satisfy certain claims made by certain persons, entities and bodies
- ban on import and purchase of goods and technology (which could contribute to North Korea's nuclear-related, other weapons of mass destruction-related or ballistic missile-related programmes)
- ban on provision of certain services (related to such goods and technology)
- ban on exports of luxury goods
- additional ban on exports and imports of certain goods and technology which could contribute to DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes
- prior information requirement on cargoes to and from DPRK
- measures to be applied by EU credit and financial institutions to exercise vigilance over their activities with banks domiciled in DPRK and their subsidiaries, branches and other financial entities outside DPRK
- restrictions on access to EU ports for certain vessels
- ban on provision to certain DPRK vessels of bunkering and ship supply services
- restrictions on certain flights (EU airports, overflight)
see North Korea
Lebanon- embargo on arms and related material
- ban on provision of certain services
- restrictions on admission of persons suspected of involvement in the planning, sponsoring, organising or perpetrating of the murder of former Prime Minister of the Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri on 14 February 2005
- freezing of funds and economic resources of those persons
- commitment to cooperate with international investigation into that murder
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
LiberiaNo, sanctions of the EU lifted in its entirety on June 20th, 2016, based on UNSCR 2288 (2016)No, Emergency With Respect to the Actions and Policies of Former Liberian President Charles Taylor., terminated November 12, 2015
Libya- embargo on arms and related materiel
- embargo on equipment which might be used for internal repression
- ban on provision of certain services
- prohibition of procurement from Libya of arms and related materiel and of equipment which might be used for internal repression
- commitment to inspect vessels and aircraft bound to or from Libya, if certain conditions are met
- commitment to deny permission to aircraft to land in, take off from or fly over a Member State's territory, if certain conditions are met
- inspection of and specific restrictions on certain vessels in order to stop illegal exports of crude oil from Libya
- restrictions on admission
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- confirmation of the freezing of certain funds and economic resources which were frozen as of 16.9.2011
- vigilance requirement when doing business with Libyan entities
- prohibition to grant certain claims to listed persons and entities and any other persons and entities in Libya, including the government of Libya
- prior information requirement on cargoes to and from Libya
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Moldova- restrictions on admission for certain persons
- valid until 31.10.2017
see Balkans related
Myanmar- Sanctions on Myanmar changed drastically on 2 April 2013
- embargo on arms and related materiel
- ban on exports of equipment for internal repression
- ban on provision of certain services
- valid until 30.04.2017
see Burma
North Koreasee Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Russian Federation- see also Ukraine
- embargo on arms and related materiel
- embargo on dual-use goods and technology, if intended for military use or for a military end-user
- ban on imports of arms and related materiel
- (arms and related materiel related) ban on provision of certain services
- (dual-use goods and technology related) ban on provision of certain services
- (deep water, Arctic and shale oil related) controls on export of certain equipment/items for the oil industry
- controls on provision of certain related services
- prohibition of procurement from Russia of arms and related materiel
- restrictions on issuance of and trade in certain 'bonds, equity or similar financial instruments' (i.e. securities and money-markets instruments)
- prohibition to satisfy certain claims made by certain persons, entities and bodies
- valid until 31.1.2017
- ban on the supply of dual-use goods and technology to certain persons, entities and bodies
- see Ukraine
Saudi Arabia- none- none
Serbia and Montenegrosee Yugoslaviasee Balkans related
Sevastopol- see Ukraine- see Ukraine
Somalia- confirmation of embargo on arms and related materiel
- ban on provision of certain services
- inspection of and prior information requirement on certain cargoes to and from Somalia
- embargo on supplying arms and related material
- ban on provision of certain services
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- restrictions on admission for certain persons
- import ban on charcoal
- ban on provision of certain related services (related to charcoal)
- ban on supplying arms and related material meant for the Security Forces of the Federal Government of Somalia to any person or entity not in the service of such forces
- vigilance requirement for EU Member States as regards certain goods related to military activities and the provision of certain services
- inspection of certain vessels in order to stop illegal trade in charcoal, arms and related materiel
- prior information requirement on cargoes to and from Somalia
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
South Sudan- embargo on arms and related materiel
- ban on provision of certain services (related to arms and related materiel)
- restrictions on admission
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- prohibition to satisfy certain claims of certain persons, entities and bodies
- restrictions on admission for certain persons
- embargo on certain goods which might be used for the manufacture and maintenance of products which could be used for internal repression
- ban on provision of certain related services
Yes, the Executive Order does not target the country of South Sudan, but rather targets those responsible for the conflict there, which has been marked by widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peacekeepers, and the obstruction of humanitarian operations (Sudan sanctions, exemption for South Sudan (31CFR212(g)(1)), , for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.South Sudan independant as of July 9th, 2011
Sudan (North)- restrictions on admission
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- embargo on arms and related material
- ban on provision of certain services
Yes, exemption for South Sudan (31CFR212(g)(1), , for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Syria- embargo on certain goods which might be used for the manufacture and maintenance of products which could be used for internal repression
- ban on provision of certain related services

- embargo on certain goods which might be used for the manufacture and maintenance of products which could be used for internal repression
- ban on provision of certain related services
- control of export of certain other goods which might be used for the manufacture and maintenance of equipment which might be used for internal repression
- control of provision of certain related services
- import ban on arms and related materiel
- ban on provision of certain related services
- embargo on telecommunications monitoring and interception equipment
- ban on provision of certain services (related to such equipment)
- import ban on crude oil and petroleum products
- ban on provision of certain services (related to crude oil and petroleum products)
- embargo on key equipment and technology for the oil and natural gas industries
- ban on provision of certain services (to the oil and natural gas industries)
- ban on provision of new Syrian banknotes and coins
- ban on trade in gold, precious metals and diamonds with the Government of Syria
- embargo on luxury goods
- ban on certain investment (in the oil and natural gas industries, in construction of power plants for electricity production)
- prohibition to participate in the construction of new power plants for electricity production
- restraint on commitments for public and private financial support for trade with Syria and ban on new long term commitments of Member States
- ban on new commitments for grants, financial assistance and concessional loans to the Government of Syria
- prohibition for the European Investment Bank to make certain payments
- restrictions on issuance of and trade in certain bonds
- restrictions on establishment of branches and subsidiaries of and cooperation with Syrian banks
- restrictions on provision of insurance and re-insurance
- restrictions on access to airports in the EU for certain flights
- inspection of certain cargoes to Syria and prior information requirement on cargoes to Syria
- restrictions on admission of certain persons
- freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities and bodies
- prohibition to satisfy claims made by certain persons, entities or bodies
- valid until 1.6.2017
- restrictions on trade in cultural goods (with list)
- embargo on jet fuel and certain additives
- ban on provision of certain services (related to jet fuel and certain additives)
- embargo on equipment used in the construction of new power plants for electricity production
- ban on provision of certain services (related to the construction of such power plants)
- specific exception for Central Bank of Syria (freezing of funds and economic resources)
- ban on exports of certain goods which might be used for the manufacture and maintenance of equipment which might be used for internal repression
- ban on provision of certain services
- ban on exports of luxury goods
- prior information requirement on cargoes to Syria
- information on competent authorities
- authorisation to apply an embargo on equipment which might be used for internal repression
- authorisation to ban the provision of certain services
- amendment of the exception to the ban on exports of certain goods which might be used for the manufacture and maintenance of equipment which might be used for internal repression
- amendment of the prohibition to satisfy claims made by certain persons, entities or bodies
- prohibition of circumvention of the restrictive measures
- restrictions on admission of persons suspected of involvement in the planning, sponsoring, organising or perpetrating of the murder of former Prime Minister of the Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri on 14 February 2005
- commitment to cooperate with international investigation into that murder
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Tunisia- freezing of funds and economic resources
- valid until 31.1.2017
No
Ukraine (regarding US, see also Crimea)- ban on imports of goods from Crimea or Sevastopol
- ban on provision of certain services
- prohibition to satisfy certain claims made by certain persons, entities or bodies
- valid until 23.6.2017
- ban on investment in real estate in Crimea and Sevastopol
- ban on investment in entities in Crimea and Sevastopol
- embargo on certain goods and technology for use in certain sectors (transport, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas and mineral resources)
- ban on provision of certain services (related to such goods and technology)
- ban on provision of certain services related to infrastructure in certain sectors (transport, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas and mineral resources)
- ban on provision of certain services related to tourism
- prohibition for certain ships to enter ports in Crimea and Sevastopol
- restrictions on admission of (a) certain natural persons responsible for, actively supporting or implementing, actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine, or which obstruct the work of international organisations in Ukraine, and certain natural persons associated with them; (b) certain natural persons actively supporting, materially or financially, or benefitting from, Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea or the destabilisation of Eastern Ukraine; (c) certain natural persons conducting transactions with the separatist groups in the Donbass region of Ukraine
- freezing of funds and economic resources of (a) certain natural persons responsible for, actively supporting or implementing, actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, or stability or security in Ukraine, or which obstruct the work of international organisations in Ukraine, and certain natural or legal persons, entities or bodies associated with them; (b) certain legal persons, entities or bodies supporting, materially or financially, actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine; (c) certain legal persons, entities or bodies in Crimea or Sevastopol whose ownership has been transferred contrary to Ukrainian law, or certain legal persons, entities or bodies which have benefitted from such a transfer; (d) certain natural or legal persons, entities or bodies actively supporting, materially or financially, or benefitting from, Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea or the destabilisation of Eastern Ukraine; (e) certain natural or legal persons, entities or bodies conducting transactions with the separatist groups in the Donbass region of Ukraine
- valid until 15.3.2017
- freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian State funds, of certain persons responsible for human rights violations in Ukraine and of natural or legal persons, entities or bodies associated with such persons
- valid until 6.3.2017
- prohibition to satisfy certain claims made by certain persons, entities or bodies
Yes, including individuals of the Russian Federation and Smart sanctions, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
United States of America (USA)- protection against certain effects of sanctions applied by the USANo
VenezuelaNoYes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Yemen- restrictions on admission of certain persons
- freezing of funds and economic resources
- embargo on supplying arms and related matériel to certain persons, entities and bodies
- ban on provision of certain services to these persons, entities and bodies
- commitment to inspect vessels and aircraft bound to or from Yemen, if certain conditions are met
- prohibition to satisfy certain claims
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.
Yugoslavia- withdrawn 29.10.2014
- prohibition to satisfy certain claims in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution No 757 (1992)
- prohibition to satisfy claims with regard to contracts and transactions the performance of which was affected by UN Security Council Resolution No 757 (1992) and related resolutions
see Balkans related
Zimbabwe- embargo on arms and related materiel
- ban on exports of equipment for internal repression
- ban on provision of certain services
- restrictions on admission (suspended for specific parties)
- freezing of funds and economic resources (suspended for specific parties)
- valid until 20.2.2017
Yes, for details what sanctions apply, see above mentioned links or contact us.