Sanctions

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 31st July 2019.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Liberal Democrat, Streatham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what parts of the Government’s plan for sanctions policy in the event of a no deal Brexit have been implemented.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher The Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household, Minister of State

The Government is ready to implement sanctions if we leave the EU in a no deal scenario. It has laid Statutory Instruments (SIs) for 18 priority geographic and thematic sanctions regimes under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act (2018). Retained EU law will maintain the remainder as the Government continues to lay SIs; all sanctions regimes will be under domestic legislation by the end of the year. We have also reviewed and strengthened all our individual designation evidence and prepared processes for the efficient and robust operation of our sanctions. As international law requires, the United Kingdom will implement UN sanctions regimes in domestic law after withdrawal from the EU, using the powers in the Act.

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