Further to our previous blog posts (click here and here), today, the Council of the European Union has repealed the following restrictive measures in relation to Côte d’Ivoire:

  1. Decision 2010/656/CFSP renewing the restrictive measures against Côte d’Ivoire;
  2. Regulation (EC) No 174/2005 imposing restrictions on the supply of assistance related to military activities to Côte d’Ivoire; and
  3. Regulation (EC) No 560/2005 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Côte d’Ivoire.

The adoption of UNSCR 2283 on 28 April 2016, which terminates with immediate effect all UN sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire, coupled with recent developments in Côte d’Ivoire, has resulted in the Council lifting the entirety of the Union’s own, additional restrictive measures against the country. This is only the beginning for the repealing of restrictive measures in Côte d’Ivoire, and further updates are expected to follow shortly.