Global sanctions guide

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  1. Does Slovenia have a sanctions regime in place?


  1. Does Slovenia implement UN sanctions?

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

  1. Does Slovenia implement an autonomous sanctions regime?

Yes. The Restrictive Measures Act (“ZOUPAMO”) empowers the Slovenian government to impose autonomous sanctions.

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

ZOUPAMO grants special powers to the Slovenian government to introduce or implement sanctions. The government does this by adopting decrees. All restrictive measures that are currently implemented in Slovenia are presently based on the UNSC and EU legal instruments.

The decrees issued on the basis of ZOUPAMO define the violations of restrictive measures as misdemeanours. However, particular violations may involve elements of criminal acts (e.g. trade in weapons) as defined in the Slovenian Criminal Code.

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

No. Slovenia relies on UN and EU sanctions lists.

  1. Are there any other lists related to sanctions in Slovenia?


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

Yes. For some countries subject to sanctions, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology may issue licences for certain listed goods in relation to their end use.

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

For violations of restrictive measures fines, provided by government decrees, can be imposed. However, certain violations may involve elements of criminal acts (e. g. trade in weapons) as defined in the Criminal Code.

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

The supervision of the implementation of ZOUPAMO and government decrees is shared between various public administration bodies, unless otherwise specified by directly applicable EU legal acts.

The Permanent Coordination Group for Restrictive Measures is responsible for the uniform implementation of restrictive measures and for coordination between the relevant supervisory bodies.  This Group was established by the government and is headed by a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Presernova cesta 25
SI-1001 Ljubljana, P.P 481

T: (+386) 1 478 2000

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