New Zealand implements the UN Security Council’s sanctions concerning Guinea-Bissau through the United Nations Sanctions (Guinea-Bissau) Regulations 2012.

Sanctions were imposed concerning Guinea-Bissau in 2012 by resolution 2048(external link).

United Nations Sanctions (Guinea-Bissau) Regulations 2012

New Zealand's sanctions regulations(external link) came into force on 23 October 2012. 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 Guinea-Bissau.

Travel ban

The regulations prohibit people designated by the UN(external link) from entering or transiting through New Zealand unless entry or transit would be consistent with the UNSC’s determinations (see regulation 4).


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