Following the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) (reported in our previous blog post) the EU adopted the first legal acts implementing the sanctions relief, permitting shipment of certain nuclear-related equipment out of Iran and the modification of certain nuclear plants in Iran, along with the activities to enable Iran to satisfy certain commitments in the JCPOA and the actions required to prepare for the implementation of the JCPOA. Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1327 and Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1328.

In the meantime, the UK government, launched a survey for UK businesses to ascertain what interest there is from UK companies to conduct business in Iran, and what support services those companies may require. The survey deadline was 11 August 2015.