What is meant by international sanctions?

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs provides comprehensive information on sanctions on its website. You can find information, for example, on what is meant by international sanctions, how they are targeted and what measures are included the sanctions regime.

In addition, the website gives a list of the sanctions currently in place by country and describes sanctions against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons, sanctions targeting terrorism and cyber-attacks, and sanctions against those responsible for serious human rights abuses and violations.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs offers plenty of useful information on sanctions for export businesses. Additionally, the website contains a Q&A section and a checklist that can be used when considering what sanctions must be observed.

You can also subscribe to a newsletter to receive the Foreign Ministry’s latest updates about changes to EU sanctions and information on the content of the sanctions. 

The website also contains guidance on how to interpret sanctions regulations and how to search regulations.