What goods or other business activities in Iran will require a license?

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The following activities require a licence under the proliferation-related sanctions:

The sale, supply, transfer or export of nuclear-related items as listed in Annex I of the Regulation
The provision of technical assistance, brokering services and financial assistance related to items listed in Annex I of the Regulation
Investment by an Iranian person, entity or body in a commercial activity related to uranium mining or the manufacture of items listed in Annex I of the Regulation.
These nuclear-related activities can only be authorised if they have been approved in advance by the UN Security Council through the newly-established Procurement Channel. UK persons wishing to supply these goods or services to Iran, or to accept an investment by an Iranian person, must seek a licence from the Export Control Organisation (ECO) in the Department of Business Innovation and Skills. The ECO will consider the application and where appropriate seek the required authorisation from the UN. The ECO has published detailed guidance on the Procurement Channel. This is available here (to be updated shortly).

A licence is also required for:

The sale, supply, transfer or export of nuclear-related items as listed in Annex II of the Regulation
The provision of technical assistance, brokering services and financial assistance related to items listed in Annex II of the Regulation
Investment by an Iranian person, entity or body in a commercial activity related to the items listed in Annex II of the Regulation)
These items are not subject to the Procurement Channel process.

Sanctions imposed in view of the human rights situation in Iran are set out in Council Regulation (EU) 264/2012.

The following requires a licence:

The sale, supply, transfer or export of equipment which might be used for the monitoring or interception of internet or telephone communications as listed in Annex IV of the Regulation
The provision of technical assistance, brokering services and financial assistance related to items listed in Annex IV of the Regulation
The provision of telecommunication or internet monitoring or interception services of any kind to, or for the direct or indirect benefit of, Iran’s government, public bodies, corporations and agencies or any person or entity acting on their behalf or at their direction.

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