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Overseas Trade: EU Law

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 19934, tabled on 24 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether all trade sanctions to which the UK is subject under EU legislation will be transposed into UK law before 1 January 2021.

Answered on

4 March 2020

HMG is transitioning existing EU sanctions regimes into UK law through regulations made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018. Regulations transitioning a number of EU sanctions regimes have already been made since the Act gained Royal Assent in May 2018. We aim to transition the remaining EU sanctions regime into UK law by the end of the Transition Period but, as a safeguard, any sanctions regimes which we do not transition by then will be retained by effect of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018.