Democratic Republic of Congo

Information correct as of: 4th April 2017 

Latest Updates

 UN
 US
 EU/UK 2009/66/CFSP implementing S/Res/1896 updated by (EU) 2016/2230, 12 Dec 2016.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Financial/Other Sanctions

UN S/Res/1596 (2005, amended 2006). S/Res/2293 (2016)
US Executive Order 13413 (Oct 2006)
EU/UK 2005/440/CFSP (updated by 2009/66/CFSP March 2009 and (EU) 2016/2230, 12 Dec 2016)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Arms Embargo

UN S/Res/1596 (2005, amended 2006). S/Res/2293 (2016)
US Executive Order 13413 (Oct 2006)
EU/UK 2005/440/CFSP (updated by 2009/66/CFSP March 2009)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Further Details

UN S/Res/1596 (2005) - arms embargo, travel ban & assets freeze on designated individuals (extended until 1 Jul 2017 S/Res/2293 (2016)). S/Res/1896 requires UN States to ensure that firms involved with Congolese mineral products exercise due diligence on suppliers, including a UN recommendation on countries to publish full import & export statistics for natural resources (S/Res/1952), reaffirmed by S/Res/2021. 
US Blocks property owned by designated individuals from DRC, including political & military leaders. EO Issued 8 July 2014 expands sanctions criteria to conform more closely with the UN Resolution criteria. SDN list updated periodically.
EU/UK 2009/66/CFSP implemented S/Res/1896 (updated Mar 2009, Reg. 242/2009 and (EU) 2016/2230, 12 Dec 2016). S/Res/1807 adopted Jul 2008. In July 2013, EU published a revised list of airlines banned from EU airspace, includes numerous entities based in DRC (updated June 2016). UN approved amendments to the SDN lists subject to financial sanctions, implemented in UK (Feb 2013). EU 270/2014 New exception on the ban on provision of certain services 17 March 2014. SDN list updated periodically.

 

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