Democratic Republic of Congo

Information as of: 9th April 2019

Latest Updates
Financial/Other Sanctions
UN S/Res/1596 (2005, amended 2006). S/Res/2293 (2016), S/Res/2424 (2018)
US Executive Order 13413 (Oct 2006)
EU/UK 2005/440/CFSP (updated by 2009/66/CFSP March 2009 and (EU) 2016/2230, 12 Dec 2016). 2010/788/CFSP amended by (CFSP) 2016/2231.(CFSP) 2018/1940
Arms Embargo
UN S/Res/1596(2005, amended 2006). S/Res/2293 (2016), S/Res/2424 (2018)
US Executive Order 13413 (Oct 2006)
EU/UK 2005/440/CFSP (updated by 2009/66/CFSP March 2009)
Further Details
UN S/Res/1596 (2005) - arms embargo, travel ban & assets freeze on designated individuals (extended and clarified by S/Res/2293 (2016)). Renewed until 1 July 2019 by S/Res/2424 (2018). S/Res/1896 requires UN States to ensure that firms involved with Congolese mineral products exercise due diligence on suppliers, including a UN recommendation on countries to publish full import & export statistics for natural resources (S/Res/1952), reaffirmed by S/Res/2021.
US Blocks property owned by designated individuals from DRC, including political & military leaders. EO Issued 8 July 2014 expands sanctions criteria to conform more closely with the UN Resolution criteria. SDN list updated periodically.
EU/UK 2009/66/CFSP implemented S/Res/1896 (updated Mar 2009, Reg. 242/2009 and (EU) 2016/2230, 12 Dec 2016). S/Res/1807 adopted Jul 2008 through 2008/369/CFSP, later repealed and replaced by 2010/788/CFSP and amended by (CFSP) 2016/2231. Sanctions measures renewed by (CFSP) 2017/2282 until 12 Dec 2018. In July 2013, EU published a revised list of airlines banned from EU airspace, includes numerous entities based in DRC (updated June 2016). UN approved amendments to the SDN lists subject to financial sanctions, implemented in UK (Feb 2013). EU 270/2014 New exception on the ban on provision of certain services 17 March 2014. SDN list updated periodically.On the 10 Dec sanctions measures were renewed until 12 Dec 2019 by (CFSP) 2018/1940
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