Governments, including the UK Government, use sanctions as a mechanism to pursue foreign policy objectives. The targets of sanctions are typically involved in serious breaches of human rights or violations of international law.
The Group takes compliance with international sanctions very seriously. In particular, no Group company is permitted to make a sale if it would breach a sanction imposed by any of the following:-
Note that all Group entities must observe sanctions imposed by any of these bodies even if the body has no direct jurisdiction over that Group entity.
Countries and territories that we do not normally sell to
All Group companies are required to implement and respect the following guidance. We do not normally sell to:-
If a commercial opportunity arises in one of these countries please consult with Group at an early stage since it is highly likely to be sanctioned and even if not we are unlikely to be able to approve the transaction without very careful consideration.
Countries and territories for which a sanctions check is mandatory
In respect of the following countries, you must complete a sanctions check with Group before accepting an order:-
Please address your request to Emma Tomlin in Group Legal with sufficient information about end-users and intermediaries to enable sanction checks to be performed. To avoid wasted effort you are advised to seek input from Group at an early stage.
Note that this covers sales where any of the end-user, agent or distributor are based in these countries/regions. Should you require further advice contact Group Legal or Group Compliance.