International sanctions

The Financial Analytical Office is responsible for the coordination of the implementation of international sanctions in the Czech Republic:

The implementation of international sanctions in the Czech Republic is governed by Act No. 69/2006 Sb., on the Implementation of International Sanctions (International Sanctions Act), and Act No. 70/2006 Sb., amending selected acts in relation to the adoption of the International Sanctions Act.

Link for downloading current version of the Act: Click here (PDF)

The Office is one of the Czech national competent authorities (NCAs), it is responsible for the overall coordination of the implementation of international sanctions (EU restrictive measures), it is competent for asset freezing measures and financial sanctions and for granting derogations from most types of restrictive measures. Depending on the type of the restrictive measure, other ministries and government agencies may be responsible for the implementation of restrictive measures in their area of competence:

Dual-use goods and military equipment: 
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Licensing Administration
Na Františku 32
110 15 Prague 1
Tel.: +420 224 855 111

Import and export controls:
General Directorate of Customs
Budějovická 7
140 00 Prague 4
Tel: +420 261 331 111

Landing, take-off and overflights:
Ministry of Transportation
nábřeží Ludvíka Svobody 1222/12
110 15 Pradue 1

Public financing or financial assistance:
Ministry of Finance
Letenská 525/15
118 10 Prague 1

International sanctions adopted by the United Nations, the European Union and Czech national sanctions are binding in the Czech Republic (see section 2 of the International Sanctions Implementation Act). National sanctions imposed by third countries or other EU member states are not legally binding and enforceable in the Czech Republic.

Questions or requests regarding third countries’ national sanctions should be addressed to the respective foreign mission or other competent authority of the relevant country. The Office is not competent to interpret such legislation.

Basic information on the scope of international sanctions applicable in the Czech Republic is available at the EU Sanctions Map. Legally binding texts of international sanctions legislation are available in the EUR-Lex database.

The Financial Analytical Office published a manual for academic and research institutions addressing restrictions on technical assisstance and intangible transfer of technology in the context of EU sanctions. The document is available for download.

Handbook of technical assistance EN (PDF)

If you credibly find out you have assets located in the Czech Republic  that are subject to international sanctions, you are obliged under section 10 of the International Sanctions Act to inform the  Office without undue delay.

Procedure for de-listing from one of the sanctions lists (EU, UN):

If you seek to be de-listed,, you may submit your request  to the relevant EU or UN body.

In case of de-listing from an EU sanctions list, the request including supporting documents should be addressed to:

Council of European Union
General Secretariat
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 175
1048 Bruxelles/Brussel

or send by e-mail to:

In case of de-listing from the UN sanctions list concerning ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida, the request including supporting documents should be addressed to the Ombudsperson to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

Office of the Ombudsperson to the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee
Room DC2-2206
United Nations
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Tel.: +1 212 963 2671

Request for de-listing from other UN sanctions lists should be made according to the procedure under UNSC resolution 1730 (2006) to the Focal Point:

Focal Point for De-listing
Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch
Room DC2-2034
New York, NY 10017
Tel.: +1 917 367 9448
Fax: +1 917 367 0460

Czech citizens and individuals with long-term residence in the Czech Republic including business entities incorporated in the Czech Republic may address their request for de-listing from other UN sanctions list, including supporting documents, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Odbor OSN
Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí
Loretánské náměstí 5
118 00 Praha 1


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