Sanctions

Sanctions

International Restrictive and Security Measures

Information on Restrictive Measures

Responsible Authority

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible restrictive measures in Iceland (www.mfa.is - external@mfa.is - tel +354 545 9000 - fax +354 562 2373)

Main Elements

Iceland implements restrictive and security measures adopted by the:

Sanctions Lists

The regulations below include:

  • Lists of individuals for which travel restrictions, freezing of funds and restrictions on trade in goods, services and investments apply
  • Lists of legal entities for which for which freezing of funds and restrictions on trade in goods, services and investments apply

Enforcement

Customs and police authorities enforce sanctions legislation in co-operation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Ministry issues sanctions regulations, customs and police authorities investigate breaches of the legislation. Prosecutors prosecute cases before the regular courts

Laws and Regulations

Links

UNSC   -   EU  -   OSCE

Afghanistan

UN: 1988 (2011) - EU - Icel. Rg. 1100/2013

  • embargo on arms and related materiel
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • freezing of funds and economic resources
  • restrictions on admission

Al-Qaida - see Terrorist Groups

Terrorist Groups

Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh) 

UN: 853 (1993) - OSCE: Decision 28.2.1992
  • embargo on arms and related materiel

Belarus

EU -  Icel. Rg. 97/2012, cf. Rg. 1101/2013

  • embargo on arms and related matériel
  • ban on exports of equipment for internal repression
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • restrictions on admission of

(a) natural persons responsible for serious violations of human rights or the repression of civil society and democratic opposition, or whose activities otherwise seriously undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus, or any person associated with them;

(b) natural persons benefiting from or supporting the Lukashenka regime 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU reference - Iceland Rg. 765/2014

  • restrictions on admission of

(i) persons whose activities:

(a) undermine the sovereignty, territorial integrity, constitutional order and international personality of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

(b) seriously threaten the security situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; or 

(c) undermine the Dayton/Paris General Framework Agreement for Peace and the Annexes thereto, including measures established in the implementation of the said Agreement; and

(ii) persons associated with them 

  • freezing of funds and economic resources of

(i) persons whose activities:

(a) undermine the sovereignty, territorial integrity, constitutional order and international personality of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

(b) seriously threaten the security situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; or

(c) undermine the Dayton/Paris General Framework Agreement for Peace and the Annexes thereto, including measures established in the implementation of the said Agreement; and

(ii) natural or legal persons associated with them

  • restrictions on admission of persons who committed certain acts of violence at Mostar

Burma - see Myanmar 

Myanmar

Central African Republic

UN: 2127 (2013) - EU - Icel. Rg. 760/2014

  • embargo on arms and related materiel
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • restrictions on admission of certain natural persons
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities and bodies
  • prohibition to satisfy claims made by certain persons, entities or bodies

Congo, Democratic Republic of

UN ref: 1533 (2004) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 155/2009, cf. Reg No 544/2011

  • embargo on arms and related matériel against non-governmental entities and individuals operating in DR Congo
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • freezing of funds and economic resources of:

(a) persons and entities who act in violation of the arms embargo and related measures,

(b) leaders of foreign armed groups operating in the DR Congo who impede disarmament and the voluntary repatriation or resettlement of combatants,

(c) leaders of Congolese militias who impede the participation of combatants in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration processes,

(d) leaders recruiting or using children in armed conflict,

(e) individuals or entities committing serious violations of international law involving the targeting of children or women in situations of armed conflict,

(f) individuals or entities obstructing provision of humanitarian assistance to the eastern part of the DR Congo or access to such assistance,

(g) individuals or entities supporting armed groups in the eastern part of the DR Congo through illicit trade of natural resources,

(h) individuals or entities acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated individual or of an entity owned or controlled by a designated individual,

(i) individuals or entities who plan, sponsor or participate in attacks against MONUSCO peacekeepers

(j) individuals or entities providing certain support, or goods or services, to a

designated individual or entity

restrictions on admission of:

(a) persons who act in violation of the arms embargo and related measures,

(b) leaders of foreign armed groups operating in the DR Congo who impede disarmament and the voluntary repatriation or resettlement of combatants,

(c) leaders of Congolese militias who impede the participation of combatants in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration processes,

(d) leaders recruiting or using children in armed conflict,

(e) individuals committing serious violations of international law involving the targeting of children or women in situations of armed conflict,

(f) individuals obstructing provision of humanitarian assistance to the eastern part of the DR Congo or access to such assistance,

(g) individuals supporting armed groups in the eastern part of the DR Congo through illicit trade of natural resources,

(h) individuals acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated individual or of an entity owned or controlled by a designated individual,

(i) individuals who plan, sponsor or participate in attacks against MONUSCO peacekeepers

(j) individuals or entities providing certain support, or goods or services, to a designated individual or entity

Cote d'Ivoire

UN ref: 1572 (2004) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Rg. 140/2009, cf. rg. 544/2011

  • embargo on arms and related matériel
  • ban on exports of equipment for internal repression
  • restrictions on admission of certain persons who constitute a threat to the peace and national reconciliation process in Côte d'Ivoire
  • freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons who constitute a threat to the peace and national reconciliation process in Côte d'Ivoire
  • list of relevant persons subject to restrictions on admission and of relevant natural or legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictions on admission and freezing of funds and economic resources
  • restrictions on admission of certain persons who, while not designated by the United Nations Security Council or the Sanctions Committee, are obstructing the process of peace and national reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire
  • freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons who, while not designated by the United Nations Security Council or the Sanctions Committee, are obstructing the process of peace and national reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire
  • restrictions on issuance of and trade in bonds issued by the illegitimate Gbagbo government
  • restrictions on loans to the illegitimate Gbagbo goverment

Democratic People's Republic of Korea - see Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

DPRK - see Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Democratic Republic of Congo - see Congo, Democratic Republic of

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Egypt

EU reference - Iceland ref: Rg. 870/2011

  • freezing of funds and economic resources of persons identified as being responsible for the misappropriation of Egyptian State funds, and natural or legal persons, entities and bodies associated with them

Eritrea

UN ref: 1907 (2009) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Rg. 300/2010, cf. Rg. 544/2011

  • embargo on arms and related materiel
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • inspection of and prior information requirement on certain cargoes to and from Eritrea
  • embargo on supplying arms and related matériel to persons and entities

(a) having acted in violation of the arms embargo against Eritrea,

(b) providing support from Eritrea to armed opposition groups which aim to destabilise the region,

(c) obstructing implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1862 (2009) concerning Djibouti,

(d) harbouring, financing, facilitating, supporting, organising, training or inciting individuals or groups to perpetrate acts of violence or terrorist acts against other States or their citizens in the region,

(e) obstructing the investigations or work of the Monitoring Group re-established by UN Security Council Resolution 1853 (2008)

  • ban on provision of certain services to these persons and entities
  • freezing of funds and economic resources of persons and entities

(a) having acted in violation of the arms embargo against Eritrea,

(b) providing support from Eritrea to armed opposition groups which aim to destabilise the region,

(c) obstructing implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1862 (2009) concerning Djibouti,

(d) harbouring, financing, facilitating, supporting, organising, training or inciting individuals or groups to perpetrate acts of violence or terrorist acts against other States or their citizens in the region,

(e) obstructing the investigations or work of the Monitoring Group re-established by UN Security Council Resolution 1853 (2008)

  • restrictions on admission of natural persons

(a) having acted in violation of the arms embargo against Eritrea,

(b) providing support from Eritrea to armed opposition groups which aim to destabilise the region,

(c) obstructing implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1862 (2009) concerning Djibouti,

(d) harbouring, financing, facilitating, supporting, organising, training or inciting individuals or groups to perpetrate acts of violence or terrorist acts against other States or their citizens in the region,

(e) obstructing the investigations or work of the Monitoring Group re-established by UN Security Council Resolution 1853 (2008) 

Guinea

EU reference - Iceland ref. Rg. 870/2011

  • ban on provision of certain services
  • restrictions on admission
  • freezing of funds and economic resources

Guinea-Bissau

UN: 2048 (2012) -  EU -  Icel. Rg. 567/2014

  • restrictions on admission
  • freezing of funds and economic resources

Iran

UN ref. 1737 (2006) - EU reference - Iceland Rg. 384/2014

Human rights

  • restrictions on admission of

(i) persons responsible for serious human rights violation in Iran and

(ii) persons associated with them

  • freezing of funds and economic resources of

(i) persons responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran and

(ii) persons, entities and bodies associated with them

  • embargo on telecommunications monitoring and interception equipment
  • embargo on equipment which might be used for internal repression
  • ban on provision of certain services

Proliferation

  • 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, 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 materiel, 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
  • 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
  • import ban on petrochemical products  
  • ban on provision of certain services (related to crude oil, petroleum products and 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)
  • ban on trade in gold, precious metals and diamonds with the Government of Iran   
  • ban on provision of new Iranian banknotes and coins
  • amendment of the scope of the freezing of funds and economic resources as regards the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps
  • specific exceptions to freezing of funds and economic resources for Central Bank of Iran, Bank Tejarat and accounts of diplomatic missions and international organizations
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • amendment of the restrictions on transfers of funds to and from Iran (*)
  • ban on provision of flagging and classification services to certain vessels
  • 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
  • temporary suspension of the following restrictive measures:
  • import ban on petrochemical products
  • ban on provision of certain services (related to petrochemical products)
  • prohibition on transport of Iranian crude oil
  • ban on provision of certain services (related to Iranian crude oil)
  • ban on trade in gold and precious metals with the Government of Iran
  • ban on 'supply' of certain vessels to Iran
  • temporary amendment of the restrictions on transfers of funds to and from Iran (increase of the thresholds)
  • temporary exception to freezing of funds and economic resources

Iraq

UN ref. 1518 (2003) - EU reference - Iceland Rg. 41/2009, cf. Rg.. 301/2010 

  • 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

Ivory Coast - see Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North-Korea)

UN ref: 1718 (2006) - EU reference - Iceland Rg. 542/2011 

  • 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 servicesban 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 gods
  • 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 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 airports for certain flights
  • ban on provision of certain services to certain vessels and aircraft
  • restrictions on admission
  • 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
  • prior information requirement on cargoes to and from DPRK
  • measures to be applied by 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
  • ban on trade in gold, precious metals and diamonds with the government of DPRK
  • ban on provision of new DPRK banknotes and coins
  • restrictions on establishment of branches and subsidiaries of and cooperation with DPRK banks
  • restrictions on issuance of and trade in certain bonds
  • prohibition to satisfy certain claims made by certain persons, entities and bodies
  • list of key components for the ballistic-missile sector subject to ban on exports and imports
  • list of gold, precious metals and diamonds subject to ban on exports and imports
  • 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 (airports, overflight)

Lebanon

UN ref: 1636 (2005) - EU reference - Iceland  Rg. 120/2009

  • embargo on arms and related materiel
  • ban on provision of certain services

Liberia

UN ref: 1521 (2003) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 148/2009, cf. Rg. 544/2011 

  • embargo on arms and related materiel against non-governmental entities and individuals operating in Liberia
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • restrictions on admission
  • freezing of funds and economic resources (persons and entities associated with former President Taylor)

Libya

UN ref: 1970 (2011) - EU reference - Iceland Rg. 870/2011

  • embargo on arms and related materiel
  • embargo on equipment which might be used for internal repression
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • prior information requirement on cargoes to and from Libya
  • restrictions on admission of listed natural persons
  • freezing of funds and economic resources of listed persons, entities and bodies
  • prohibition to grant certain claims to listed persons and entities and any other persons and entities in Libya, including the government of Libya

Moldova (Transnistria)

EU reference - Iceland Rg. 901/2009

  • restrictions on admission of persons responsible for the campaign against Latin script schools in the Transnistrian region

Myanmar (Burma)

EU reference - Iceland Rg. 870/2011, cf. Rg. 581/2012

  • embargo on arms and related matériel
  • ban on exports of equipment for internal repression
  • ban on provision of certain services

Nagorno-Karabakh - see Azerbaijan 

Azerbaijan

North-Korea – see Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Russia

See also under Ukraine

EU - Icel. Rg. 281/2014287/2014330/2014522/2014764/2014772/2014

  • embargo on arms and related materiel
  • embargo on dual-use goods and technology, if intended for military use or for a military end-user
  • (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 technologies 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'
  • prohibition to satisfy certain claims made by certain persons, entities and bodies

Serbia

EU reference - Iceland Rg. 766/2014

  • restrictions on admission of former President Milosevic and natural persons associated with him
  • freezing of funds of these persons

Somalia

UN ref: 751 (1992) - EU reference - Iceland Rg. 299/2010, cf. Rg. 544/2011 

  • embargo on arms and related matériel
  • 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 matériel to certain persons and entities
  • ban on provision of certain services to these persons and entities
  • freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons and entities
  • restrictions on admission of certain natural persons
  • import ban on wood charcoal

South-Sudan

EU -  Icel. Rg. 626/2014

  • embargo on arms and related materiel- ban on provision of certain services
  • restrictions on admission of

(a) certain persons obstructing the political process in South Sudan;

(b) certain persons responsible for serious violations of human rights in South Sudan;

(c) certain persons associated with the persons at (a) or (b)

  • freezing of funds and economic resources

Sudan

UN ref: 1591 (2005) - EU reference - Iceland Rg. 626/2014

  • embargo on arms and related materiel
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • restrictions on admission of
  • certain individuals who impede the peace process, constitute a threat to stability in Darfur and the region, commit violations of international humanitarian or human rights law or other atrocities, violate the UN arms embargo and/or are responsible for offensive military overflights in and over the Darfur region
  • freezing of funds and economic resources

Syria

EU reference - Iceland Rg. 456/2014, cf. Rg. 763/2014

  • 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 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
  • restrictions on trade in cultural goods (with list)

Taliban - see Terrorist Groups

Terrorist Groups

Terrorist Groups (Foreign Terrorist Organisations)

UN ref: 1267 (1999) & 1373 (2001) - EU reference - Iceland Rg.  448/2014

  • embargo on arms and related materiel
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • freezing of funds and economic resources
  • restrictions on admission

Tunisia

EU reference - Iceland Rg. 543/2011

  • freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons responsible for misappropriation of Tunisian State funds, and natural or legal persons or entities associated with them

Ukraine

EU reference - Iceland Rg. 281/2014287/2014330/2014522/2014764/2014, 772/2014

  • 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
  • embargo on key equipment and technology for certain infrastructure projects in Crimea and Sevastopol
  • embargo on key equipment and technology for the exploitation of certain natural resources in Crimea and Sevastopol
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • ban on certain investment in Crimea and Sevastopol (related to certain infrastructure and to exploitation of certain natural resources)
  • 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 benefiting from, Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea or the destabilisation of Eastern 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 benefited from such a transfer;
(d) certain natural or legal persons, entities or bodies actively supporting, materially or financially, or benefiting from, Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea or the destabilisation of Eastern Ukraine
  • 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

Weapons of Mass Destruction

UN ref: 1540 (2004) -
 Iceland Rg. 123/2009, cf. Rg. 325/2009

  • ban on support to non-State actors on WMDs
  • prohibition against manufacture etc. by non-State actors of WMDs
  • prevention of WMD proliferation:

(a) measures to account for and secure WMDs in production, use, storage or transport

(b) physical protection measures

(c) border controls and law enforcement efforts against illicit trafficking and brokering

(d) export and trans-shipment controls

Yemen

UN: 2140 (2014)- EU - Icel Rg, 

  • freezing of funds


  • restrictions on admissions

Zimbabwe

EU reference - Iceland Rg. 903/2009

  • embargo on arms and related matériel
  • ban on exports of equipment for internal repression
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • restrictions on admission (suspended as regards certain natural persons)
  • freezing of funds and economic resources (suspended as regards certain natural or legal persons, entities or bodies)


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