International financial sanctions
International financial sanctions i.a. in the context of the fight against terrorist financing, may consist of the prohibition or restriction of certain financial activities/services and the freeze of funds, assets or other economic resources. Persons, entities and groups falling under these prohibitions and restrictive measures are, for example, persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network or Taliban or persons cited under the European regulations that are directly applicable and concern the situation in e.g. Belarus, Iran, etc..
Pursuant to the Law of 27 October 2010 concerning financial restrictive measures in the context of the fight against terrorist financing, or a directly applicable European regulation concerning other financial restrictive measures, the application of international financial sanctions must be enforced by any Luxembourg natural or legal person, as well as any other natural or legal person operating in or from the Luxembourg territory.
The current national Luxembourg list details of European regulations, directly applicable, and of the implementation, by way of ministerial regulations, of certain UN sanctions lists, on the basis of abovementioned Law of 27 October 2010.
As regards professionals of the financial sector, the CSSF is the competent authority to monitor the implementation of these restrictive measures. In this respect, the regulations of the European Union which are directly applicable to Luxembourg should be mentioned in the context of, for example, the situation in Belarus, North Korea, Egypt, Iran, Libya, Syria or Tunisia.
Laws, regulations and directives
Laws, regulations and directives
UN decisions and ministerial regulations with respect to the fight against terrorist financing
UN designations based on Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) UN Security Council Committee designations pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da'esh) Al-Qaida and associated individuals groups undertakings and entities for ongoing and multiple criminal terrorist acts
UN designations based on Resolutions 1988 (2011) and 2082 (2012) UN designations pursuant to resolutions 1988 (2011) and 2082 (2012) concerning asset freeze, travel ban, arms embargo on individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban
Texts adopted by the EU with respect to the fight against terrorist financing
Texts related to the fight against the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
Other prohibitions and restrictive financial measures in relation to specific countries
All corrections or amendments to each regulation can be consulted on EUR-Lex website, directly via the link available on CSSF’s website.
* Countries where prohibitions and restrictive financial measures include measures relating to the prevention, suppression and disruption of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and its financing
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of Guinea
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Democratic People's Republic of Korea*
Serbia and Montenegro
All discontinued circulars can be consulted in the Regulatory framework library.
Other reference texts
25 April 2020 List established and maintained by the Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) with respect to ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and individuals, groups, undertakings and other entities associated with themList
25 April 2020 List of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by paragraph 1 of resolution 1988 (2011), as renewed by paragraph 1 of resolution 2082 (2012) and paragraph 1 of resolution 2160 (2014)List
6 August 2018 European Commission communication: Blocking Statute in relation to the Iran nuclear dealCommuniqué
28 February 2014 Situation in UkrainePress release 14/15Press release
7 March 2011 Prevention, detection and treatment of possible suspicious assets held with financial institutionsPress relrease 11/08Press release
18 June 2008 FATF typologies report relating to the prevention, suppression and disruption of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and its financingOther guidance