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UNSC terrorism listing

The Government calls for submissions from the public by 19 September 2017 to inform a review of five persons listed pursuant to UNSC resolution 1373 (2001).

More information on how to make a submission

Australia sanctions additional Syrian individuals and entities

Australia has imposed sanctions on additional Syrian individuals and entities.

The amendments were implemented by the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2017.

Australia expands sanctions on North Korea

The Government has recently enacted legislative instruments that expand sanctions on North Korea.

Details of the new provisions, when they commence and action you may need to take are available at the page Australia expands sanctions on North Korea

Australia sanctions additional North Koreans

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced sanctions on additional North Koreans.

Media release: Australia sanctions additional North Koreans

Notice of changes to Australia's autonomous sanctions relating to Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol

The Australian Government has implemented changes to Australia's sanctions relating the sale or transfer of certain goods to Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol.

The amendments were implemented by the Autonomous Sanctions (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol) Amendment Specification 2017.

The purpose of the amendments is to update the Australian Harmonised Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) codes of some of the goods listed in Schedule 1 of the Autonomous Sanctions (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol) Specification 2015.

If you think your current or future business or other activities may be affected by these new sanctions, you should seek legal advice. You can also use the Online Sanctions Administration System to submit an inquiry in relation to an activity, or to make a formal application for a sanctions permit.

Last Updated: 24 August 2017