Denmark

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  1. Does Denmark have a sanctions regime in place?

Yes. UN sanctions are reflected through EU Council Decisions and Regulations which have direct effect in Denmark.

  1. Does Denmark implement UN sanctions?

Yes.

  1. Does Denmark implement an autonomous sanctions regime?

No.

  1. What is the nature of the sanctions regime in Denmark?

The restrictive measures in place include arms embargoes; travel bans against named individuals; import and export controls; and financial sanctions against designated individuals/entities.

  1. Does Denmark maintain a list of sanctioned individuals and entities?

Denmark relies on the consolidated list maintained by the EU.

  1. Are there any other lists related to sanctions?

No.

  1. Does Denmark have a licensing or authorization system in place?

Licences for exporting weapons and defence related material can be obtained from the Minister of Justice. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is appointed as the co-ordinating authority concerning the implementation of export controls and is able to issue authorizations in that regard. In addition, applications for authorizations in respect of dual use items can be made to the Danish Business Authority.

  1. What are the consequences for a breach of sanctions in Denmark?

The Danish Criminal Code states at section 110c that any person (including corporate entities) who contravenes any provisions or prohibitions that have been provided by law for the fulfilment of the state’s obligations as a member of the UN and the EU shall be liable to a fine and/or, for individuals, a term of imprisonment for a term not exceeding four months, or four years where aggravating circumstances exist.

In addition, pursuant to the Danish Executive Order no 475 of 14 June 2005 (on exports of dual use items and technologies) non-compliance with export authorization requirements can also result in a criminal penalty for both individuals and corporate entities. Penalties include a fine and/or, for individuals, a term of imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or six years where aggravating circumstances exist.

  1. Who are the relevant regulators in Denmark and what are their contact details?

Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the competent authority for Denmark and is appointed as the co-ordinating authority concerning the implementation of export controls.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Udenrigsministeriet Asiatisk Plads
2DK-1448 København K

E: ssp@um.dk


The Danish Business Authority is responsible for provisions on freezing and the administration of international export controls that apply to dual use items.

Danish Business Authority
Langelinie Allé 17
DK-2100 Copenhagen O
Denmark

E: eksportkontrol@erst.dk

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