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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures)(Overseas Territories)(Amendment) Order 2012 - Advisory Warning No. 9 of 2013 (13 March 2013)

Advisory Warning No. 9 of 2013

 

13 March, 2013

 

ADVISORY WARNING

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2012

[U.K.S.I. 2012 No. 2750]

 

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 13 March, 2013 – The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) is advising the public that on 7 February, 2013, The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2012 (the “Order”) was ratified and extended to the Territory.

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that this Order has been extended to the Territory by virtue of Schedule 1 to The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2003 (the “2003 Order”).

 

AND NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Order amends the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2003, as amended (the “2003 Order”).

 

The 2003 Order applies in the Overseas Territories specified in Schedule 1 the measures adopted by the United Nations Security Council in Resolution 1493 (2003) and by the Council of the European Union in a Common Position adopted on 17 September 2003. This Order gives effect to the modified arms embargo measures provided for in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1807 (2008) and EU Council Decision 2010/788 adopted on 20 December 2010.

 

This Order reduces the scope of the arms embargo already in place by restricting the prohibitions to the supply or export of arms and related material and the provision of assistance, advice or training related to military activities to non-governmental persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The opportunity has also been taken to clarify the 2003 Order by including definitions of “financing and financial assistance” and “technical assistance” and updating the definition of restricted goods.

 

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1493 (2003) may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.un.org/en/sc/documents/resolutions/2003.shtml

 

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1807 (2008) may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.un.org/en/sc/documents/resolutions/2008.shtml

The European Union in Council Decision 2010/788 of 20th December, 2010 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:336:0030:01:EN:HTML

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2003 [U.K.S.I. 2003 No. 2627] may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/2627/contents/made

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2012 [U.K.S.I. 2012 No. 2750] may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/2750/contents/made

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