South Sudan

Information correct as of: 22nd March 2017

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Financial/Other Sanctions

UN S/Res/1672 (Apr 2006). S/Res/2290 (2016)
US EO 13664 Apr 2014.
EU/UK Council Decision 2011/423/CFSP (July 2011)



Arms Embargo

EU/UK Council Decision 2011/423/CFSP (July 2011).



Further Details

UN 3 March 2015 (S/Res/2206 (2015)) asset freeze and travel ban of designated entities and individuals. Travel ban and assets freeze imposed by S/Res/2206 (2015) (relating to Sudan and South Sudan) extended until 31 May 2017 by S/Res/2290 (31 May 2016).
US Apr 2011, OFAC clarified that existing measures relating to Sudan would not extend to South Sudan (specific licenses available for petroleum & petrochemical transactions), although a number of transactions where there is interdependency of economies between Sudan & South Sudan require a license. Oct 2011 - OFAC clarified that Bank of South Sudan no longer considered linked to govt. EO issued 3 Apr 2014 allows for the blocking of property of individuals & entities that threaten the peace & stability or security of South Sudan. Effective 2 July 2014 OFAC issued regulations implementing EO 13664 & they intend to supplement them with a more comprehensive set of regulations in the future. SDN list updated periodically, most recently 4 Apr 2016.
EU/UK Council Decision noting a number of designated entities & an arms embargo in South Sudan - extended to ban on provision of technical / financial assistance in relation to military activities in Sudan / South Sudan (Nov 2011). EU clarified that South Sudan is subject to certain sanctions imposed on Sudan (Nov 2011, Reg 1215/2011). Council Reg 748/2014 effective 10 July 2014 separates the Sudan and South Sudan measures and replaces Reg 131/2004 - same measures remain. 7 May 2015 - Council Reg 2015/735 enacts UN S/Res/2206 (2015). SDNs updated periodically.


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