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Sanctions against Sudan

Here is information on sanctions against Sudan.

Description of the sanctions

1. Arms embargo and ban on provision of 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 to 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 thought to impede the peace process, constitute a threat to stability in Darfur and the region, or who have committed violations of human rights or international humanitarian law, or violated the arms embargo are to be denied entry into or transit through the EU. The list specifying these persons is drawn up by the UN Sanctions Committee. A corresponding list is adopted by the EU through a Council decision.

3. Freezing of assets

Assets and financial resources owned or controlled directly or indirectly by persons described in point 2 above are to be frozen. It is also prohibited to provide funds to these individuals. The list is continuously updated by the Council of the European Union, following decisions by the UN Sanctions Committee, through amendments to the Annexes to Council decisions and EU regulations.

Competent Swedish authorities

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

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

Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency) handles matters concerning humanitarian exceptions to the freezing of assets.

Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) receives reports on, for example, frozen accounts.