Denmark

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  1. Does Denmark have a sanctions regime in place?

Yes.

  1. Does Denmark implement UN sanctions?

Yes. Denmark is a member of the European Union, which implements UN sanctions in all member states by way of directly effective regulations.

  1. Does Denmark implement an autonomous sanctions regime?

No.

  1. What is the nature of the sanctions regime in Denmark?

Denmark’s sanctions regime is made up of arms embargoes, travel bans against named individuals, import and export controls, and financial sanctions against designated individuals and entities.  It derives from the restrictive measures laid down by the UN, the EU and other international organisations which are binding on Denmark.

  1. Does Denmark maintain a list of sanctioned individuals and entities?

No. Denmark relies on UN and EU sanctions lists.

  1. Are there any other lists related to sanctions?

No.

  1. Does Denmark have a licensing or authorisation system in place?

Yes. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates export controls and issues authorisations for restricted exports generally. More specifically, the Ministry of Justice issues licences for exporting weapons and defence-related materials, and the Danish Business Authority issues licences for dual-use goods.

  1. What are the consequences for a breach of sanctions in Denmark?

The consequences for a breach of sanctions are a fine and/or imprisonment for up to 4 months or, where there are aggravating circumstances, up to 4 years (Section 110c Danish Criminal Code).

In addition, failure to comply with authorisation requirements for exporting dual-use goods and technologies can result in a fine and/or imprisonment for up to 2 years or, where there are aggravating circumstances, up to 6 years (Danish Executive Order no 475 of 14 June 2005).

  1. Who are the relevant regulators in Denmark and what are their contact details?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the competent authority in Denmark and is responsible for the implementation of export controls.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Asiatisk Plads 2
DK-1448 Copenhagen K
Denmark

T: (+45) 33 92 00 00
F: (+45) 32 54 05 33
E: ssp@um.dk
www.um.dk

The Ministry of Justice issues licences for exporting weapons and defence-related materials.

Ministry of Justice
Slotsholmsgade 10
1216 Copenhagen K
Denmark

T: (+45) 72 26 84 00
F: (+45) 33 93 35 10
E: jm@jm.dk
www.justitsministeriet.dk/generelt/english

The Danish Business Authority is responsible for provisions on asset freezing and the administration of international export controls that apply to dual-use goods.

Danish Business Authority
Langelinie Allé 17
2100 Copenhagen O
Denmark

T: (+45) 35 29 10 00
E: eksportkontrol@erst.dk
www.danishbusinessauthority.dk

Contributor law firm

Anne Marie Abrahamson, Rønne & Lundgren, Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark

T: (+45) 3525 2535
F: (+45) 3525 2536
ama@rl.dk
http://www.ronnelundgren.com/