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Sanctions against South Sudan

Here is information on sanctions against South Sudan.

Description of the sanctions

1. Arms embargo and ban on supplying certain services

It is prohibited to directly or indirectly supply, sell or transfer arms and related materiel, including ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment or related spare parts from the EU to South Sudan. It is also prohibited to provide technical and financial assistance related to military activities. Materiel that may be required by the African Union, the UN and the EU in their crisis management operations is exempted from these sanctions. Materiel specifically intended for mine clearance is also exempted provided that such deliveries have been approved in advance by the competent national authority.

2. Travel restrictions

Persons obstructing the political process in South Sudan, including by acts of violence or violations of ceasefire agreements, and persons responsible for violation of human rights in South Sudan may be prohibited from entry into or transit through EU countries. The same applies to persons associated with them. This type of measure may be decided independently by the EU or, on similar grounds, by the United Nations Sanctions Committee.

3. Freezing of assets

All assets owned or controlled directly or indirectly by persons listed by the EU or the UN as described under point 2 are to be frozen. It is also prohibited to make funds or other economic resources available to them.

Competent authorities

The Inspectorate of Strategic Products handles certain exemptions from the arms embargo and the ban on the supply of certain services.

Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency) is the competent authority for granting exemptions from the freezing of assets of natural persons.

The National Board of Trade is the competent authority for granting exemptions from the freezing of assets of legal persons.

Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) receives reports on frozen assets and exemptions from the freezing of assets for possible administrative costs.

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