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Sanctions against Afghanistan

Here is information on sanctions against Afghanistan.

Description of the sanctions

Freezing of assets

The assets of persons and entities subject to sanctions (listed in annexes to the decisions, see below under Relevant EU documents) are frozen. It is prohibited to make funds and economic resources available to them. Some exemptions, for example on humanitarian grounds, may be granted by those authorities in the EU countries appointed to handle such requests, after consent has been obtained from the Sanctions Committee.

Travel restrictions

Travel restrictions in the form of prohibition of entry and transit apply to persons subject to the sanctions (see annexes mentioned above). There are some exceptions.

Arms embargo

It is prohibited to directly or indirectly supply arms and other military materiel or paramilitary equipment to persons and entities subject to sanctions (see annexes mentioned above) and to provide technical assistance or training related to such materiel.

Links to the relevant documents are available lower down on this page.

Competent Swedish authorities

The Swedish Migration Agency and Sweden's missions abroad are responsible for applying the travel restrictions.

Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency) may grant exemptions from the freezing of assets, but not for routine administration (see Finansinspektionen).

Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) receives information about frozen accounts and may grant exemptions from the freezing of assets for routine administration.

Relevant documents