Switzerland lifts a number of its sanctions on Iran

In response to the implementation of the JCPOA nuclear deal last Saturday (see previous blog), Switzerland has lifted a several of its own sanctions on Iran.  The remaining Swiss sanctions on Iran are based on the corresponding UN and EU measures, and restrict trade in arms, dual-use goods, and nuclear goods as well as the provision of technical services for Iranian cargo aircraft, and impose asset freezes and travel bans on a limited number of people and entities.

In its announcement, the Swiss government notes that it “has always supported the process to negotiate and implement the agreement”, and adds that this “will enable political and economic exchanges to be intensified”.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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