Sanctions

Sanctions

International Restrictive and Security 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)
Countries

AFG - AZE - BLR - BIH - COD - CIV - EGY- ERI - GIN - GNB - IRN - IRQ - LBN - LBR - LBY - MDA - MNE - PRK - RUS - SRB - SOM - SSD - SDN - SYR - TUN - UKR - ZWE
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 (AFG) - EU reference
  • 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

Azerbaijan (AZE - Nagorno-Karabakh) OSCE ref: Decision 28.2.1992 - UN ref: 853 (1993)

  • embargo on arms and related materiel

Belarus (BLR) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 97/2012

  • 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 (BIH) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 904/2009
  • 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
Burma - see Myanmar

 

Congo, Democratic Republic of (COD) - 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
  • 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
Cote d'Ivoire (CIV) - UN ref: 1572 (2004) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 140/2009, cf. Reg No 544/2011
  • embargo on arms and related matériel
  • ban on exports of equipment for internal repression
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • 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
  • import ban on diamonds

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

DPRK see North-Korea

Democratic Republic of Congo - see Congo, Democratic Republic of

Egypt (EGY) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg. No 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 (ERI) - UN ref: 1907 (2009) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 300/2010, cf. Reg No 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 (GIN) - EU reference - Iceland ref.  Reg No 870/2011

  • embargo on arms and related materiel
  • ban on exports of equipment for internal repression
  • ban on provision of certain services
  • restrictions on admission
  • freezing of funds and economic resources

Guinea-Bissau (GNB) - EU reference

  • restrictions on admission
  • freezing of funds and economic resources
Iran (IRN) - UN ref. 1737 (2006) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 801/2011 & Reg No 870/2011
  • 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 certain goods and technology which could contribute to enrichment related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of  nuclear weapon delivery systems, including the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Missile Technology Control Regime lists
  • embargo on nearly all other dual-use goods and technology
  • embargo on equipment which might be used for internal repression
  • (arms and other embargoes related) prohibition of procurement of certain 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)
  • enhanced monitoring over the activities of financial institutions with banks domiciled in Iran and their subsidiaries, branches and other financial entities outside 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
  • prior information requirement on cargoes to and from Iran
  • restrictions on access to airports for certain cargo flights
  • ban on provision of certain services to certain vessels and aircraft
  • freezing of funds and economic resources of listed persons, entities and bodies
  • prohibition to satisfy claims made by certain persons, entities or bodies

Iraq (IRQ) - UN ref. 1518 (2003) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 141/2009, cf. Reg No 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

Lebanon (LBN) - UN ref: 1636 (2005) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 120/2009

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

Liberia (LBR) - UN ref: 1521 (2003) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 148/2009, cf. Reg No 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 (LBY) - UN ref: 1970 (2011) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg. No 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
Montenegro (MNE) - EU reference - Iceland ref:  Reg No 904/2009
  • restrictions on admission of former President Milosevic and natural persons associated with him
  • freezing of funds of these persons
Moldova (MDA - Transnistria) -EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 901/2009
  • restrictions on admission of persons responsible for the campaign against Latin script schools in the Transnistrian region
Myanmar (MMR - Burma) - EU reference - Iceland ref:  Reg No 870/2011, cf. Reg. No 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
 

North-Korea (PRK) - UN ref: 1718 (2006) - EU reference - Iceland ref: - Reg No 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 services
  • ban 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 goods
  • 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

Russia (RUS) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 281/2014287/2014330/2014

  • freezing of funds and economic resources
  • restrictions on admission
Serbia (SRB) EU reference - Iceland ref:  Reg No 904/2009
  • restrictions on admission of former President Milosevic and natural persons associated with him
  • freezing of funds of these persons

Somalia (SOM) UN ref: 751 (1992) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 299/2010, cf. Reg No 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 (SSD) - EU reference

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

Sudan (SDN) - UN ref: 1591 (2005) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 156/2009

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

Syria (SYR) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 870/2011  

  • 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
  • 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 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

Taliban - see Terrorist Groups

Terrorist Groups (Foreign Terrorist Organisations)

UN ref: 1267 (1999) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 154/2009, cf. Reg No 544/2011

UN ref: 1373 (2001) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 122/2009, cf. Reg No 117/2013
embargo on arms and related materiel

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

Tunisia (TUN) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No. 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 (UKR) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 281/2014, 287/2014, 330/2014

  • freezing of funds and economic resources
  • restrictions on admission

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) UN ref: 1540 (2004) -
Iceland ref: 
Reg No 123/2009, cf. Reg No 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

Zimbabwe (ZWE) - EU reference - Iceland ref: Reg No 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
  • freezing of funds and economic resources

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