New Zealand implements the UN Security Council’s sanctions concerning Sudan through the United Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulations 2004.
Sanctions were imposed concerning Sudan in 2004 by resolution 1556 and extended over time. You can find out more about the UNSC sanctions here (external link).
United Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulations 2004
New Zealand's sanctions regulations came into force on 20 December 2004. 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 people or entities in Sudan.
The regulations prohibit the direct and indirect export of arms from New Zealand to the Sudan (with some exceptions). The regulations also prohibit loading or carrying such arms onto a ship or aircraft, and other transactions or dealing with arms that are intended for Sudan (see regulations 4-11).
The regulations prohibit transferring, selling, or otherwise dealing with any property (including assets, money or securities) that is owned or controlled by a designated person or entity or a person or entity acting on their behalf (see regulations 13A-13C). You can access the consolidated list of people and entities designated by the UN here (external link).
Training and assistance
The regulations prohibit providing any technical training or assistance related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of any arms to anyone in Sudan (see regulation 12).
The regulations prohibit people designated by the UN from entering or transiting through New Zealand unless entry or transit would be consistent with the UNSC’s determinations (see regulation 13D). You can access the consolidated list of people and entities designated by the UN here (external link).