Global sanctions guide

  1. Does Sudan have a sanctions regime in place?

Yes. Sanctions are currently in place with regard to all transactions involving Israel, including sales to or via Israel.

  1. Does Sudan implement UN sanctions?

No. UN sanctions have not been transposed into national law to date.

  1. Does Sudan implement an autonomous sanctions regime?


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

The sanctions regime in Sudan is primarily focused on sanctions imposed against Israel pursuant to the Israel Boycott Act 1958 (the “Act”).

The Act prohibits transactions with Israeli nationals or residents and dealing with any company, Sudanese or foreign, that has an interest in Israel. It prohibits the import of Israeli-produced goods, the export of goods to Israel and any exchange or trade in Israeli goods and commodities transported in Sudan, whether received from Israel directly or indirectly.

Sudanese legislation also gives the Council of Ministers the discretion to prevent the export of goods to countries which re-export to Israel.

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


  1. Are there any other lists related to sanctions?

No. The sanctions target all persons and entities of Israeli nationality or origin.

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


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

Imprisonment for a term up to ten years and/or a fine determined by the court. All goods relating to the sanctioned transaction will also be confiscated and such confiscation may extend to the means of transport used in the sanctioned activity.

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

The Sudanese Council of Ministers



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