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UK’s (and EU’s) Iran sanctions for human rights abuses

The EU sanctions on Iran's human rights abuses were first implemented in Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 and subsequently amended in Council Regulation (EU) No 264/2012.

EU persons and EU-domiciled entities, as well as people and entities located in the EU, may not be involved in:

  1. the sale, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly of equipment which might be used for internal repression to any person, entity or body in Iran or for use in Iran
  2. the provision (direct or indirect) of technical assistance, brokering services, financing or financial assistance related to the above equipment

Annex IV are goods (e.g. equipment or software) which can monitor or intercept communications. A license is required:

  1. to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly items as listed in Annex IV to any person, entity or body in Iran or for use in Iran
  2. for the provision of technical assistance, brokering services, financing or financial assistance related to the items listed in Annex IV to any person, entity or body in Iran or for use in Iran
  3. for the provision of telecommunication or internet monitoring or interception services of any kind to or for the direct or indirect benefit of Iran’s government, public bodies, corporations and agencies or any person or entity acting on their behalf or at their direction

Links:

Council Regulation (EU) No 264/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011

 

Categories: EU Updates Export Control Iranian Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Programs

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