EU Regulations imposing sanctions require Member States to set effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties for sanctions violations.

The Foreign Relations Counsellors Working Party has identified the Best Practices as non-exhaustive recommendations for effective implementation of restrictive measures in accordance with applicable Union law and national legislation. See here.



The Italian sanctions regime is defined by Italy’s membership of the EU and basically implements the economic sanctions issued by the UN and the EU itself. Sanctions are implemented in Italy by the following decrees:

Legislative Decree No. 109/2007

Legislative Decree No. 221/2017


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