Halberd Bastion is a politically neutral entity dedicated to maintaining open supply to the people of all nations regardless of current geopolitics.
While economic sanctions often result in economic hardship to the general population, it is however important that we respect UN Security Council resolutions in the prevention of human rights violations and acts of terrorism.
Our firm unequivocally condemns the actions of the so-called Islamic State (Da'esh) and associated military groups, and imposes strict restriction of supply to affiliated military trading companies.
Sanctioned Individuals & Entities
Pursuant to Australian Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011, Halberd Bastion cannot supply to organisations and individuals listed in the following documents, current as of January 2017.
- UN Sanctioned Individuals & Organiations (PDF, External)
Sanctioned Countries & Regimes
Some procurement restrictions may apply to countries listed in the following table. As a general summary, the primary restriction imposed by the UNSC is supply of military antenna systems to sanctioned regimes.
|Name||Applicable Restrictions||Additional Information|
|Central African Republic||Military Equipment||The UNSC adopted resolution 2127 (2013) on 5 December 2013 imposing the sanctions regime in response to the deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in the CAR.|
|Crimea and Sevastopol||Total Restriction||Regulations implementing expanded sanctions in response to Russia’s ongoing threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine commenced on 31 March 2015.|
|North Korea (DPRK)||Total Restriction||The Australian Government announced its autonomous sanctions in September 2006 in response to Australia’s concerns about the nature of the DPRK’s nuclear, weapons of mass destruction and proliferation programs.|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Military Equipment||The UNSC adopted resolution 1493 (2003) on 28 July 2003 imposing the sanctions regime in response to acts of violence systematically perpetrated against civilians, including massacres, other atrocities, and violations of international humanitarian law and human rights.|
|Eritrea||Military Equipment||The UNSC adopted resolution 1907 (2009) on 23 December 2009 imposing the sanctions regime in response to the ongoing border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, and Eritrea’s support to armed groups destabilising and undermining peace and reconciliation in Somalia.|
|Iran||None||Economic sanctions have predominantly been lifted.|
|Iraq||Military Equipment||While the UNSC has lifted several sanctions measures imposed during the Saddam Hussein era, it has not removed all sanctions measures in relation to Iraq.|
|ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida||Total Restriction||The UNSC has adopted several resolutions imposing a sanctions regime in relation to the ISIL and Al-Qaida in response to violations of international humanitarian law and of human rights, particularly discrimination against women and girls.|
|Lebanon||Military Equipment||The UNSC adopted resolution 1636 (2005) on 31 October 2005 imposing the sanctions regime in response to the terrorist bombing in Beirut on 14 February 2005 that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others.|
|Libya||Military Equipment||The UNSC adopted resolution 1970 (2011) on 26 February 2011 imposing the sanctions regime in response to the violence and use of force against civilians in Libya.|
|Myanmar||Military Equipment||Australia maintains some sanction measures in relation to Myanmar, including an arms embargo, due to concerns about ongoing armed conflict, weapons proliferation and human rights.|
|Russia||Military Equipment||The Australian Government announced on 19 March 2014 that it would impose a sanctions regime in response to the Russian threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.|
|Somalia||Military Equipment||The UNSC adopted resolution 733 (1992) on 23 January 1992 imposing the sanctions regime in response to the deterioration of the conflict in Somalia, the heavy loss of life and the widespread material damage resulting from the conflict.|
|Sudan||Military Equipment||The UNSC adopted resolution 1556 (2004) on 30 July 2004 imposing the sanctions regime in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis and widespread human rights violations in Sudan, including continued attacks on civilians.|
|Syria||Military Equipment||The Australian Government announced the sanctions regime on 13 May 2011 to reflect Australia's grave concern at the deeply disturbing and unacceptable use by the Syrian regime of violence against its people.|
|The Taliban||Military Equipment||The UNSC adopted resolution 1267 (1999) on 15 October 1999 imposing the sanctions regime in response to violations of international humanitarian law and of human rights, particularly discrimination against women and girls, and the continuing use of Afghan territory.|
|Zimbabwe||Military Equipment||The Australian Government imposed the autonomous sanctions regime in 2002. It targets persons and entities who or which engage in, or have engaged in, activities that seriously undermine democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Zimbabwe.|
For further clarification on what restrictions may be in place, please contact your Halberd Bastion account manager.