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International Sanctions

International sanctions (also known as 'restrictive measures') are a foreign policy tool, which aim to preserve or restore peace, prevent conflicts, strengthen international security, strengthen and support democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and fight against terrorism.

Estonia considers international sanctions, adopted by international organisations such as the European Union and the United Nations Security Council, legally binding and consequently fully implements and enforces them.

Detailed information about the EU and UN restrictive measures in force can be found at the EU Sanctions Map.

For further details of embargoes, and the legal acts subscribing them, please visit the Official Journal of the EU and UN Security Council Regulations.

More information on the different types of restrictive measures, including arms embargoes, asset freezes, restrictions on admission, and economic sanctions, can be found here.

The enforcement of international sanctions by Estonia is regulated by the International Sanctions Act. For a full list of the competent authorities on international sanctions in Estonia, click here.

For further information, please visit the International Sanctions section of the website of the MFA.

Last updated: 14 December 2018

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