Information as of: 31st May 2022

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UN 14 Nov 1999 S/Res/1267 implemented asset freezes directed at the Taliban, including entities controlled by the Taliban constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan. Effective 20 Jan 2001 S/Res/1333 imposed an arms embargo against Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. 17 Jun 2011 the measures were split into two under S/Res/1988 & S/Res/1989 which reaffirmed the asset freezes, travel bans and arms embargo and extended the measures to include ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida. Both sets of measures have been periodically reaffirmed. (Note: some of these measures are also listed on the Terrorism page of the sanctions area of the website).
EU 1999/727/CFSP implemented UN S/Res/1267. In 2011 when the UN sanctions were split, 2011/486/CFSP implemented the Afghanistan specific measures targeting the Taliban and repurposed the existing regime to target Al-Qaida through 2011/487/CFSP. On the 3 Feb the EU  amended its sanctions regime to include a new humanitarian exemption, following the UN’s adoption of a humanitarian exemption to Taliban-related sanctions under 2022/148 and CFSP 2022/153. The measures have been renewed periodically
UK The Afghanistan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 put in place sanctions measures to ensure the UK continues to meet its obligations under the United Nations sanctions regime relating to Afghanistan wef 31 Dec 2020. The Afghanistan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 came into force on 28 Jan 2022, reflecting UN S/Res/2615 (2021) on humanitarian assistance and other activities that support basic human needs in Afghanistan.
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