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Iran - Sanctions Information

News Alerts and Information on Sanctions Legislation for Iran

  • Circular: Response to the US Global Maritime Advisory - Circular No. 5.584 - 21 May 2020

  • News Alert: Sanctions - Iran - US Sanctions – OFAC Advisory to Petroleum Shipping Community on Iran risks 13 September 2019

  • News Alert: Sanctions - Iran - New Executive Order Imposing Sanctions with Respect to the Iron, Steel, Aluminium, and Copper Sectors of Iran 09 May 2019

  • Circular: Iranian trade after 4 November 2018 - Circular No 5:564 - 27 November 2018

  • Circular: Iran Sanctions - Circular No 5:558 - 29 May 2018
  • News Alert: Sanctions - Iran - Update on US withdrawal from the JCPOA 16 May 2018
  • News Alert: Sanctions - Iran - US withdrawal from the JCPOA 9 May 2018
  • News Alert & Circular: Iran Sanctions - Lifting of Certain Sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - News Alert 25 January 2016 and Circular 5:523 22 January 2016
  • News Alert: Iran Sanctions - Implementation Day - News Alert 18 January 2016
  • EU Legislation: On 16 January 2016, EU Council Decision 2016/37 was passed, bringing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1863 and EU Regulation 2015/1861 into effect. The effect is to substantially amend EU Regulation 267/2012 (to acess a copy of the Regulation as amended to January 2017 click here) as well as to amend Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) Decision 2010/413.
  • News Alert: Iran Sanctions - Limited Sanctions Relief until 14 January 2016 News Alert 17 July 2015


  • EU Legislation: On 14 July 2015, EU Council Decision 2015/1148 ws passed to further extend the suspension of sanctions measures relating to certain trades under the Geneva Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) until 14 January 2016.  
  • HM Treasury Guidance: on the current thresholds on transfers of funds that require notification or prior authorisation can be accessed by clicking here.
  • EU Legislation & US Guidance: On 24 November 2014, the P5+1 nations agreed with Iran to extend the implementation of the measures of the Geneva Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) until 30 June 2015. See EU Decision 2014/829/CFSP of 25 November 2014 for full details. Guidance from the relevant US Departments can be accessed by clicking here. Further details including links to the FAQs and other documents being key components of the implementation of the JPOA as extended can be accessed at the US Department of the Treasury Iran sanctions page by clicking here.   


  • EU Legislation: The key piece of legislation concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Iran (incorporating amendments up to November 2014) can be accessed at EU Regulation no. 267/2012 (as amended).


  • News Alert: Iran Sanctions - International Group Update on the Geneva Joint Plan of Action and P&I cover available as at 29 January 2014 News Alert 29 January 2014


  • News Alert: Iran Sanctions - International Group Update in relation to the Geneva Joint Plan of Action as at 21 January 2014  News Alert 21 January 2014




  • Briefing Note: Briefing Note to Members June 2013 on EU and US sanctions - by trade and other guidance. To access a copy of the Briefing Note click here.








  • News Alert: New EU restrictions regarding crude oil and petroleum/petrochemical products (EU COUNCIL REGULATION 267/2012) News Alert 27 March 2012


  • News Alert: Update in the anticipated EU prohibitions and exemptions regarding the transportation of Iranian crude oil, petroliumproducts and petrochemical products News Alert 9 February 2012


  • News Alert: Iran, Syria and North Korea Sanctions Legislation – Proposed 180 Day Rule, Certification and Enhanced Inspections  News Alert 12 January 2012


  • News Alert: Further designated entities  linked with IRISL and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps   News Alert 16 December 2011



  • News Alert: New US Legislation targeting the development of Petroleum Resources and production of Petrochemicals in Iran  News Alert 16 December 2011