Finance Division

Sanctions

This page will explain why it is important to comply with sanctions laws, which areas are sanctioned, and how to complete a sanctions assessment.

Why are sanctions important?

The University must comply with UK and international sanctions laws. Non-compliance could lead to fines, withdrawal of funding, and reputational damage. 

You will need think about sanctions when:

  1. You work with an individual, company, or entity from a sanctioned country or region;
  2. You travel to a sanctioned country or region for University work;
  3. You do something which creates an obligation for the University, such as sign a contract which requires the University to abide by new rules or laws.

You must complete a sanctions assessment if you’re engaging with an entity from a sanctioned country or region.

You can read the University's Sanctions Policy in full on the General Counsel, Governance and Compliance website.

Which countries and regions are sanctioned?

Countries and regions on the broad list have almost all economic activity sanctioned. Countries and regions on the narrow list have sanctions applied to specific entities. In both cases you will need a sanctions assessment.

Broad listNarrow list

Cuba

China (including Hong Kong)

Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk (Ukraine)

Iran

Myanmar (Burma)

North Korea

Russia

Syria

Afghanistan

Argentina

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Central African Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Iraq

Lebanon

Libya

Somalia

Sudan

South Sudan

Venezuela

Yemen

Zimbabwe

*Table updated 21 September 2022

How do I complete an assessment?

You will need to contact the relevant team with details of the activity and they will complete the assessment for you. They will inform you of the result and advise if you can proceed. You must wait for approval before entering starting the activity.

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