European Union Committee
Brexit: sanctions policy

8th Report of Session 2017-19 - published 17 December 2017 - HL Paper 50



Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Sanctions: an introduction

The purpose of sanctions

Box 1: Types of sanctions

The current UK sanctions regime

Types of regimes

EU and UN regimes

The current implementation in UK law of UN and EU sanctions

Multilateral versus unilateral approaches to sanctions

The UK’s current approach

Current EU sanctions regimes

Conclusions and recommendations

Figure 1: Sanctions regimes implemented by EU Member States

Chapter 3: Current situation: policy design

How an EU sanctions regime is established

Box 2: EU bodies and groups relating to sanctions

Co-ordination between the Member States and EU institutions on listings

Implementation and enforcement

The UK’s role and influence

Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 4: The future UK sanctions regime

The UK legislative framework for sanctions after Brexit

Future UK sanctions policy

Third country alignment with EU sanctions

US-EU co-operation

The Government’s aspirations for co-operation with the EU

Formal structures for co-operation with the EU

Sanctions policy implications of the UK’s departure from the EU

Co-operation internationally

Impact on businesses

Resourcing of UK sanctions design and implementation

Resourcing of EU-27 sanctions design

Conclusions and recommendations

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Table underpinning EU sanctions map (Figure 1)

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