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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2015 - Advisory Warning No. 13 of 2015 (16 December 2015)


Advisory Warning No. 13 of 2015

16 December 2015

ADVISORY WARNING

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2015

(U.K.S.I. 2015 No. 1382)

 

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) is advising the public that on 8th July 2015, The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2015 (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 Order.

AND NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Order gives effect in specified Overseas Territories to sanctions imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo by the United Nations Security Council, most recently renewed by resolution 2198 (2015) of 29th January 2015. This Order also reflects the implementation of these sanctions by the European Union in Council Decision 2010/788/CFSP adopted on 20th December 2010 and Council Regulation 1183/2005 adopted on 18th July 2005, as amended by Council Decision 2015/620/CFSP and Council Regulation 2015/613, both adopted on 20th April 2015.

This Order revokes and replaces the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2012, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2005, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2005 and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2003.

The sanctions comprise an arms embargo against non-governmental persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and an asset freeze and travel ban against persons designated by the United Nations Sanctions Committee as engaging in, or providing support for, acts that threaten the peace, stability or security of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This Order makes provision for the Governor to license certain activities in line with exemptions under the sanctions regime.

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2198/2015 of 29th January, 2015 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/2198%282015%29

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

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32010D0788&rid=1

The European Union in Council Regulation 1183/2005 of 18th July, 2005 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32005R1183&rid=1

The European Union in Council Decision 2015/620 CFSP of 20th April, 2015 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32015D0620&rid=1

The European Union in Council Regulation 2015/613 of 20th April, 2015 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32015R0613&rid=1

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2015 may be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1382/made

Additional Links of Interest:

Consolidated list of financial sanctions targets in the UK – this link updates automatically as new Orders are ratified and extended to the Overseas Territories:

http://hmt-sanctions.s3.amazonaws.com/sanctionsconlist.pdf

List of all Sanctions Orders still enforced and extended to the Overseas Territories: 

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/all?title=sanctions

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