New Zealand implements the UN Security Council’s sanctions concerning South Sudan through the United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulations 2015.

Sanctions were imposed against South Sudan in 2015 by resolution 2206. You can find out more about the UNSC sanctions resolution here (external link)

United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulations 2015

New Zealand's sanctions regulations came into force on 5 April 2018. You can find the full text of the regulations here (external link). These regulations apply to all persons inside New Zealand and to New Zealand citizens outside New Zealand.

A person breaching the sanctions regulations could be liable for up to 12 months imprisonment or a fine of up to $10,000. A company breaching the sanctions regulations could be liable for a fine of up to $100,000.

Some of the key restrictions in the sanctions regulations are outlined below. The following list is a summary only and is not comprehensive. We recommend that you look at the detailed regulations and obtain independent legal advice when making decisions about dealings with persons from South Sudan.

Asset Freeze

The regulations prohibit transferring, selling, or otherwise dealing with any property (including land, shares, or money) that is owned or controlled by a person designated by the UN's South Sudan sanctions committee, or their agent (see regulations 5-7). You can access the list of people and entities designated by the UN here (external link).

Travel ban

The regulations prohibit people designated by the UN from entering or transiting through New Zealand (see regulation 4). You can access the list of people and entities designated by the UN here (external link).