On 21 April 2017, the government announced a public consultation and issued a White Paper on the United Kingdom’s future legal framework for imposing and implementing sanctions. The UK currently implements UN and other multilateral sanctions regimes through EU legal acts. Once the UK leaves the EU, it will need new legal powers to maintain the ability to impose, implement and amend sanctions regimes.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury and the Department for International Trade are involved in the process. Feedback is welcomed from all stakeholders to help inform the design of the UK’s future sanctions legal framework. Download the White Paper to review the proposals, the input being sought and the method of submission.