UN Extended CAR Arms Embargo


On Jul. 27, UN extended arms embargo on Central African Republic.


  • UN Security Council extended the arms embargo on Central African Republic, mandate of expert panel, adopting Resolution 2693 (2023) by 13 votes in favor, 2 abstentions.
  • Follows UN Feb. 2022 security council discussed merit of arms embargo, see #130118.
  • Follows UN Jul. 2022 eased arms embargo on Central African Republic, see #144636.
  • Overview
  • The arms embargo measures established through Res 2127 (2013) and notification requirements in para 1 of Res 2648 (2022) shall no longer apply to supply, sale or transfer of arms and related material, as well as assistance, advice, training for the country’s security forces; other provisions in first para shall apply until Jul. 31, 2024.
  • That means a supplying Member State or organization is primarily responsible for notifying the Sanctions Committee in advance of delivery of supplies or assistance.
  • The Council also decided to renew until Jul. 31, 2024 the measures and provisions in para 4 of Res 2488 (2019), except for the supply, sale or transfer of arms and related material, and provision of assistance, advice and training to Central African Republic security forces, in para 5 of Res 2488 (2019) and in para 2 of Res 2399 (2018).
  • Condemning attacks by armed groups of Coalition des patriotes pour le changement, the Council asked the Panel of Experts to consider proposing or updating further statements of cases for possible designation pursuant to para 20-21, Res 2399 (2018).
  • Further, the Council asked the Panel for a mid-term report no later than Jan. 31, 2024 and a final report no later than Jun. 15, 2024, in addition to appropriate updates.
  • Nov. 2023 EU Official Journal
  • On Nov. 10, 2023, EU CNCL issued Dec (CFSP) 2023/2487 of Nov. 9, 2023 amending Dec 2013/798/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Central African Republic; and Reg 2023/2506 of Nov. 9, 2023 amending Reg 224/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Central African Republic.
  • Reflects UN Resolution establishing that the arms embargo measures and the related notification requirements no longer apply to supply, sale, transfer of arms and related material, and provision of assistance, advice and training to the CAR security forces.
  • Decision and regulation in force on the day after publication in the EU Official Journal.

Regulators EU CNCL; UN
Entity Types B/D; Bank; BS; Corp; Ins; Inv Co; MSB
Reference OJ L, 11/10/2023; Dec (CFSP) 2023/2487, Reg 2023/2506, 11/9/2023; PR, SC/15369, Res 2693 (2023), 7/27/2023; Res 2127 (2013); Res 2648 (2022); Res 2488 (2019); Res 2399 (2018); Citation: Dec (CFSP) 2023/2487; Dec 2013/798/CFSP; Reg 2023/2506; Reg 224/2014;
Functions AML; Anti-Bribery; Compliance; Financial; Legal; Operations; Sanctions
Countries Central African Republic; European Union; Global Regulator; Cross-Border
Category
State
Products Banking; Clearing; Corporate; Deposits; Fund Mgt; Insurance; Loan
Regions Global
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 7/27/2023
Effective Date 7/31/2024
Rule Id 180524
Linked to Rule :144636
Reg. Last Update 11/10/2023
Report Section AML & Enforcement

Last substantive update on 11/14/2023