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Sanctions Guidance, Public Notices and Updates

  1. BVI FSC Newsletter Issue No. 7 - December 2020 - Vol. 2 
  2. Global Human Rights Sanctions Guidance: As required by Section 43 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (‘the Sanctions Act’), the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has provided the following guidance to assist in the implementation of and compliance with the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020, which may be found here.
  3. The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation provides Information on the approach it takes to financial sanctions including sector and regime specific guidance, which may be found here.
  4. Afghanistan and ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Regime: Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK
  5. Enforcement of Financial Sanctions
  6. UK Sanctions Change in Format
  7. OFSI General Licences
  8. Live UK Sanctions Tracker
  9. The UK introduces new sanctions against Russia including ban on ships and fresh financial measures.

  10. Latest developments from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office may be found ­here.

  11. Russia Guidance: Guidance for the financial and investment restrictions in Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

  12. UK imposes sanctions on Belarus for its role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine

  13. OFSI Consolidated list of Russia Financial Sanctions Target as of 15 March 2022

  14. OFSI Consolidated list of Cyber Financial Sanctions Target as of 15 March 2022

  15. Red ALERT: Financial Sanctions Evasion Typologies: Russian Elites and Enablers

  16. Recording: Webinar on UK Sanctions Reporting Obligations 

  17. Sanctions in response to Putin’s illegal annexation of Ukrainian regions

  18. UK Maritime Services Prohibition and Oil Price Cap Guidance

  19. Oil Price Cap Update

  20. Oil Price Cap General Licence Issued

  21. RED ALERT: Exporting High-Risk Good

  22. The Iran sanctions regime came into force on the 14th December, 2023, revoking and replacing the Iran (Human Rights) sanctions regime. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office have updated the UK Sanctions List on 14 December 2023. This list provides details of those designated under regulations made under the Sanctions Act. The Iran (Sanctions) Regulations 2023 aims to encourage the Government of Iran to comply with international human rights law and to respect human rights, and to deter the Government of Iran or an armed group backed by the Government of Iran from conducting hostile activity against the United Kingdom and other countries.

  23. New Reporting Requirements for Designated Persons Under the Russia Regime: On 14th March 2024, the Russa (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2024 SI 2024 No. 370 came into force in the Virgin Islands. Please see Notice issued by the Governor’s Office, which may be found here