Somalia – Sanctions and restrictive measures

Last updated on 15 January 2020

The information below is for documentation purposes only and has no legal effect. The Luxembourg authorities accept no responsibility for its content. The authentic versions of the acts concerned, including their preambles, shall be those published in the Official Journal of the European Union or the Official Journal of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. These official texts can be consulted directly by clicking on the links in this document.

The information on this page is limited to the restrictive measures imposed against the country in question. They are to be understood without prejudice to other provisions of the Law of 27 June 2018 which applies, in general, to goods and transactions covered by the Law of 27 June 2018 on export control, and must therefore be read in conjunction with the latter provisions.

Defence-related products (covered by the law of 27 June 2018, Article 22(1), points 2, 3 & 4) Note 1, 2, 3 & 7

Export Sale Transit Transfer Import Purchase Brokering Technical assistance Supply
Prohibited Prohibited Authorised Prohibited Authorised Authorised Authorised Authorised Prohibited

Defence-related products (covered by the law of 27 June 2018, Article 22 (1), point 1) Note 6

Export Sale Transit Transfer Import Purchase Brokering Technical assistance Supply
Prohibited Prohibited Authorised Prohibited Authorised Authorised Authorised Prohibited Prohibited

Military activities / Defence-related products Note 7

Export Sale Transit Transfer Import Purchase Brokering Technical assistance Supply
N/A Prohibited N/A Prohibited N/A N/A Prohibited Prohibited Prohibited

Charcoal Note 5

Export Sale Transit Transfer Import Purchase Brokering Technical assistance Supply
Authorised Authorised Authorised Authorised Prohibited Prohibited Authorised Authorised Authorised

European legislation

  • Council Decision 2010/231/CFSP of 26 April 2010 concerning restrictive measures against Somalia and repealing Common Position 2009/138/CFSP
  • Council Regulation (EC) 147/2003 of 27 January 2003 concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of Somalia

Luxembourg legislation

Explanatory notes

Note 1: An exemption from the prohibition applies under certain conditions (Amended Grand Ducal Regulation of 14 December 2018, Annex 1, point 13° under (3)).

Note 2: For technical assistance: an exemption from the prohibition applies under certain conditions (Regulation 147/2003, Article 3). Authorisation may be granted under certain conditions (Regulation 147/2003, Articles 2.a).

Note 3: For sale, supply, transfer and export: the prohibition only applies to operations with persons and entities listed in the Annex I of Decision 2010/231 (Amended Grand Ducal Regulation of 14 December 2018, Annex 1, point 13° under (5)).

Note 4: For Brokering The prohibition only applies to operations with persons and entities listed in Annex I of Decision 2010/231 (Amended Grand Ducal Regulation of 14 December 2018, Annex 1, point 13° under (5)).

Note 5: An exemption from the prohibition applies under certain conditions (Regulation 147/2003, article 3b.3.)

Note 6: For sale, supply, transfer: the prohibition does not apply if the defence-related products are intended for the security forces listed in Annex 1, point 13° under (4) of the amended Grand Ducal Regulation of 14 December on export control.

Note 7: The prohibition applies to operations intended for the persons and entities referred to in Annex I of Decision 2010/231 (amended Grand Ducal Regulation of 14 December 2018, Annex I, point 13° under (5)).

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