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Financial sanctions and legislation

International economic sanctions and licensing exemptions may have an effect on how you do business across different jurisdictions. On this page you can find articles and online resources providing guidance, legislation and listings of current sanctions in force.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Useful links

United Kingdom

Sanctions, embargoes and restrictions
Guidance from the Department for International Trade, covering:

  • types of sanctions and embargoes
  • export controls
  • complying with financial sanctions.

Financial sanctions: Consolidated list of targets
The current consolidated list of asset freeze targets designated by the UN, EU and UK. This list is published and updated by HM Treasury. A list of all regimes currently subject to financial sanctions is also available.

Legislation

This is not an exhaustive list of legislation relating to financial sanctions. The ICAEW Library holds numerous print publications on sanctions and also subscribes to electronic databases with the complete text of UK legislation. For information on accessing these resources, please contact the Library.

International financial sanctions

Consolidated list of persons, groups and entities subject to EU financial sanctions
Current sanctions in force, available to download or search.

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Body within the US Department of the Treasury that administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions. OFAC offers comprehensive information on sanctions-by-country, industry-by-industry overviews and listings of sanctions against terrorist organisations.

Articles and books in the Library collection

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

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