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Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of EU Regulations) (Jersey) Order 2020

Made                                                                                                   8th October 2020

Coming into force                                                                       22nd October 2020

THE MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL RELATIONS makes this Order under Articles 3 and 4 of the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019[1] –

1        Interpretation

(1)     In this Order –

EU sanctions Regulation” means an EU provision specified in column 2 of the table in Schedule 1;

Law” means the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019[2].

(2)     A reference in Schedule 1 to an EU provision is to that provision –

(a)     as it is amended, substituted, extended or applied from time to time by any other EU provision; and

(b)     as it otherwise has effect in the EU from time to time by virtue of any judgment of the European Court.

2        Effect given to EU sanctions Regulations subject to modifications

An EU sanctions Regulation has effect as if it was an enactment –

(a)     to any extent that it does not otherwise have effect in Jersey;

(b)     subject to Article 3 and to the modifications made by the general provisions contained in Schedule 2; and

(c)     subject to the limitation that it does not have effect to any extent that it is inconsistent with or repugnant to any provision of an Order in Council made under the United Nations Act 1946 of the UK, being a provision that has effect for the time being in the law of Jersey.

3        Asset-freeze: designation and licensing

(1)     A person is a designated person for the purpose of Part 3 of the Law if the person is listed in a provision specified in column 4 of the table in Schedule 1, subject to any limitation expressed in that column.

(2)     If a person, who is listed in an EU sanctions Regulation, is a designated person under paragraph (1), then in relation to that person –

(a)     each provision of that Regulation that is an asset-freeze does not have effect, and Part 3 of the Law applies accordingly in place of that provision; and

(b)     any provision of that Regulation that is a derogation from the asset-freeze has effect solely in relation to the granting of a licence under Article 16 of the Law.

(3)     For the purpose of paragraph (2), an asset-freeze is a prohibition imposed, against the person, for a purpose falling within Article 3(6) of the Law.

4        Offences: contravention of certain implemented provisions

(1)     A person commits an offence, and is liable to imprisonment for a term of 7 years and to a fine, if the person –

(a)     contravenes a provision specified in column 5 of the table in Schedule 1, as that provision has effect in Jersey under Article 2; or

(b)     intentionally participates in activities knowing that the object or effect of them is (whether directly or indirectly) to circumvent such a provision, or to enable or facilitate the contravention of such a provision.

(2)     Paragraph (1) does not apply to an act –

(a)     of the Minister, when performing a function under the Law or as competent authority under paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 2; or

(b)     of any other person, when performing such a function as a delegate of the Minister under Article 46 of the Law or Article 28 of the States of Jersey Law 2005[3].

5        Offences: customs-related provisions

(1)     If an EU sanctions Regulation includes a customs-related offence provision –

(a)     Article 48 of the Customs and Excise (Jersey) Law 1999[4] (the “1999 Law”) applies to the arrest of a person for the customs-related offence as it applies to the arrest of a person for an offence under the 1999 Law; and

(b)     Articles 64 to 67 of the 1999 Law apply in relation to the customs-related offence, and to proceedings and penalties for the customs-related offence, as they apply in relation to an offence under the 1999 Law and to proceedings and penalties for such an offence.

(2)     For the purpose of paragraph (1) –

(a)     an EU sanctions Regulation includes a customs-related offence provision if –

(i)      the EU sanctions Regulation prohibits or restricts an act that, for the purpose of the 1999 Law, constitutes the importation or exportation, or attempted importation or exportation, of goods, and

(ii)      contravention of the prohibition or restriction is an offence, by virtue of Article 4(1); and

(b)     a reference to the “customs-related offence” is a reference to the offence described in sub-paragraph (a)(ii), to the extent that that offence is constituted by an act described in sub-paragraph (a)(i).

6        Repeal of previous sanctions Orders

The Orders listed in Schedule 3 are repealed.

7        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of EU Regulations) (Jersey) Order 2020 and comes into force 14 days after it is made.

Senator I.J. Gorst

Minister for External Relations


SCHEDULE 1

(Articles 1, 3 and 4)

EU Sanctions Regulations implemented

1.

Country or other convenient label

2.

EU sanctions Regulation

3.

EU Official Journal reference

4.

Provisions listing persons for asset-freeze

5.

Other provisions covered by offence

Afghanistan

Council Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 of 1 August 2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan

OJ L 199, 2.8.2011, p. 1

Annex I

Article 2

Belarus

Council Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 of 18 May 2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus

OJ L 134, 20.5.2006, p. 1

Annex I

Articles 1a and 1b

Burundi

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 of 1 October 2015 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi

OJ L 257, 2.10.2015, p. 1

Annex I

Article 10

Central African Republic

Council Regulation (EU) No 224/2014 of 10 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Central African Republic

OJ L 70, 11.3.2014, p. 1

Annex I

Articles 2 and 14

Chemical weapons

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1542 of 15 October 2018 concerning restrictive measures against the proliferation and use of chemical weapons

OJ L 259, 16.10.2018, p. 12

Annex I

Article 10

Congo, DR

Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 of 18 July 2005 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against persons acting in violation of the arms embargo with regard to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

OJ L 193, 23.7.2005, p. 1

Annex I,

Annex Ia

Articles 1a and 7a

Cyber-attacks

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/796 of 17 May 2019 concerning restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the Union or its Member States

OJ L 129 I, 17.5.2019, p. 1

Annex I

Article 11

Egypt

Council Regulation (EU) No 270/2011 of 21 March 2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Egypt

OJ L 76, 22.3.2011, p. 4

Annex I

None

Guinea

Council Regulation (EU) No 1284/2009 of 22 December 2009 imposing certain specific restrictive measures in respect of the Republic of Guinea

OJ L 346, 23.12.2009, p. 26

Annex II

None

Guinea-Bissau

Council Regulation (EU) No 377/2012 of 3 May 2012 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies threatening the peace, security or stability of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

OJ L 119, 4.5.2012, p. 1

Annex I

None

Haiti

Council Regulation (EC) No 1264/94 of 30 May 1994 prohibiting the satisfying of claims by the Haitian authorities with regard to contracts and transactions the performance of which was affected by the measures imposed by or pursuant to United Nations Security Council resolutions 917 (1994), 841 (1993), 873 (1993) and 875 (1993)

OJ L 139, 2.6.1994, p. 4

None

Article 2

Iran 1

Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 of 12 April 2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran

OJ L 100, 14.4.2011, p. 1

Annex I

Articles 1a, 1b and 1c

Iran 2

Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 of 23 March 2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran and repealing Regulation (EU) No 961/2010

OJ L 88, 24.3.2012, p. 1

Annex VIII,

Annex IX,

Annex XIII,

Annex XIV

2a, 3a, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5, 10d, 15a, 23a(4), 36, 37 and 38

Iraq

Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 of 7 July 2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2465/96

OJ L 169, 8.7.2003, p. 6

Annex III subject to Article 4,

Annex IV

Articles 2 and 3

ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida 1

Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations

OJ L 139, 29.5.2002, p. 9

Annex I,

Annex Ia

Article 3

ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida 2

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1686 of 20 September 2016 imposing additional restrictive measures directed against ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda and natural and legal persons, entities or bodies associated with them

OJ L 255, 21.9.2016, p. 1

Annex I

Articles 9 and 13

Lebanon 1

Council Regulation (EC) No 305/2006 of 21 February 2006 imposing specific restrictive measures against certain persons suspected of involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri

OJ L 51, 22.2.2006, p. 1

Annex I

None

Lebanon 2

Council Regulation (EC) No 1412/2006 of 25 September 2006 concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of Lebanon

OJ L 267, 27.9.2006, p. 2

None

Article 2

Libya

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44 of 18 January 2016 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya and repealing Regulation (EU) No 204/2011

OJ L 12, 19.1.2016, p. 1

Annex II,

Annex III,

Annex VI subject to Article 5(4)

Articles 2, 2a, 3, 4, 15 and 17

Mali

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1770 of 28 September 2017 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Mali

OJ L 251, 29.9.2017, p. 1

Annex I

Article 10

Myanmar (Burma)

Council Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 of 2 May 2013 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Myanmar/Burma and repealing Regulation (EC) No 194/2008

OJ L 121, 3.5.2013, p. 1

Annex IV

Articles 2, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c and 4h

Nicaragua

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1716 of 14 October 2019 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Nicaragua

OJ L 262, 15.10.2019, p. 1

Annex I

Article 11

North Korea

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 of 30 August 2017 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and repealing Regulation (EC) No 329/2007

OJ L 224, 31.8.2017, p. 1

Annex XIII,

Annex XV,

Annex XVI,

Annex XVII

Articles 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16a, 16b, 16c, 16d, 16f, 16h, 16j, 16k, 16l, 16m, 16n, 16p, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 38(4), 39, 41, 43, 44a and 53

Russia

Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

OJ L 229, 31.7.2014, p. 1

None

Articles 2, 2a, 3, 3a, 4, 5 and 11

Serbia & Montenegro

Council Regulation (EC) No 1733/94 of 11 July 1994 prohibiting the satisfying of claims with regard to contracts and transactions the performance of which was affected by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 757(1992) and related resolutions

OJ L 182, 16.7.1994, p. 1

None

Article 2

Somalia 1

Council Regulation (EC) No 147/2003 of 27 January 2003 concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of Somalia

OJ L 24, 29.1.2003, p. 2

None

Articles 1, 2, 3a, 3b and 3c

Somalia 2

Council Regulation (EU) No 356/2010 of 26 April 2010 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain natural or legal persons, entities or bodies, in view of the situation in Somalia

OJ L 105, 27.4.2010, p. 1

Annex I

Article 8

South Sudan

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/735 of 7 May 2015 concerning restrictive measures in respect of the situation in South Sudan, and repealing Regulation (EU) No 748/2014

OJ L 117, 8.5.2015, p. 13

Annex I,

Annex II

Articles 2 and 17

Sudan

Council Regulation (EU) No 747/2014 of 10 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Sudan and repealing Regulations (EC) No 131/2004 and (EC) No 1184/2005

OJ L 203, 11.7.2014, p. 1

Annex I

Articles 2 and 12

Syria

Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 of 18 January 2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria and repealing Regulation (EU) No 442/2011

OJ L 16, 19.1.2012, p. 1

Annex II,

Annex IIa

Articles 2a, 2b, 2c, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 8, 9, 11, 11a, 11b, 11c, 12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 26a and 27

Tunisia

Council Regulation (EU) No 101/2011 of 4 February 2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Tunisia

OJ L 31, 5.2.2011, p. 1

Annex I

None

Turkey

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1890 of 11 November 2019 concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey’s unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean

OJ L 291, 12.11.2019, p. 3

Annex I

Article 10

Ukraine 1

Council Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 of 5 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

OJ L 66, 6.3.2014, p. 1

Annex I

Article 11

Ukraine 2

Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

OJ L 78, 17.3.2014, p. 6

Annex I

Article 11

Ukraine 3

Council Regulation (EU) No 692/2014 of 23 June 2014 concerning restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol

OJ L 183, 24.6.2014, p. 9

None

Articles 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d and 6

Venezuela

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 of 13 November 2017 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela

OJ L 295, 14.11.2017, p. 21

Annex IV,

Annex V

Articles 2, 3, 6, 7 and 15

Yemen

Council Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014 of 18 December 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Yemen

OJ L 365, 19.12.2014, p. 60

Annex I

Articles 1a and 12

Zimbabwe

Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004 of 19 February 2004 concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of Zimbabwe

OJ L 55, 24.2.2004, p. 1

Annex III subject to Article 6(4)

Articles 2 and 3

 


 

SCHEDULE 2

(Article 2)

General Provisions

1        Application in relation to Jersey

(1)     The Minister is the competent authority for Jersey in relation to an EU sanctions Regulation.

(2)     A reference in an EU sanctions Regulation to member States or the EU (however expressed) is to be read as including Jersey.

(3)     An EU sanctions Regulation is to be read in its application to Jersey as if, for any provision specifying the scope of the application of the EU sanctions Regulation in relation to the EU, there were substituted a provision applying the EU sanctions Regulation –

(a)     to Jersey, including its airspace;

(b)     on board any aircraft or any vessel under the jurisdiction of Jersey;

(c)     to any legal person, entity or body which is incorporated or constituted under the law of Jersey;

(d)     to any legal person, entity or body in respect of any business done in whole or in part in Jersey.

(4)     For the purpose of a reference in the Law to compliance with or evasion of the Law, or to an offence or function under the Law, an EU sanctions Regulation is to be treated as if it were a provision of the Law.

(5)     Sub-paragraph (4) –

(a)     applies in particular to Articles 32(1)(b)(ii), 32(4)(b), 32(6)(b), 33(5)(b), 33(5)(c), 41(1), 44(1), 45(1) and 46(2) of the Law; and

(b)     does not limit the application of Article 1(3) of the Law in relation to an EU sanctions Regulation.

2        Construction of references to include UK, Guernsey and Isle of Man

(1)     A reference in an EU sanctions Regulation to member States or the EU (however expressed) is to be construed as including the UK, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

(2)     A reference in an EU sanctions Regulation to the competent authorities is to be construed as including –

(a)     the person in the UK who for the purposes of the law of any of the jurisdictions of the UK is to be treated as a competent authority in so far as that EU sanctions Regulation is implemented in that jurisdiction;

(b)     the person in Guernsey who for the purposes of the law of Guernsey is to be treated as a competent authority in so far as that EU sanctions Regulation is implemented in Guernsey; and

(c)     the person in the Isle of Man who for the purposes of the law of the Isle of Man is to be treated as a competent authority in so far as that EU sanctions Regulation is implemented in the Isle of Man.

3        Disapplication of duty to supply information to EU

An EU sanctions Regulation does not have effect in so far as it would otherwise impose a duty on the Minister to supply any information to another competent authority, to a member State or to the European Commission.

4        Application of provisions to relevant financial institutions

(1)     Sub-paragraph (2) applies to any obligation or prohibition that is imposed by an EU sanctions Regulation on an EU-defined financial service provider in respect of –

(a)     that provider’s dealings with the finances of another person; or

(b)     the provision, by that provider to another person, of a relevant service.

(2)     The obligation or prohibition applies to a person carrying on relevant trust company business as it applies to the EU-defined financial service provider.

(3)     For the purpose of sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) –

(a)     a person carries on relevant trust company business if the person –

(i)      falls within Article 4(3) of the Law, and

(ii)      carries on trust company business within the meaning of the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998[5], for which the person is required by Article 7 of that Law to be a registered person;

(b)     a person is an EU-defined financial service provider if the person –

(i)      is a credit institution or a financial institution, within the meaning of the EU sanctions Regulation, or

(ii)      carries on any other description of business specified in the EU sanctions Regulation, being business that would, if carried on in Jersey, be financial services business within the meaning of the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999[6]; and

(c)     a service is a relevant service if –

(i)      the person who provides it does so by way of business, and

(ii)      that business is the business by virtue of which the person is an EU-defined financial service provider.

(4)     Sub-paragraph (5) applies if the EU sanctions Regulation –

(a)     contains –

(i)      a requirement to freeze the funds or economic resources (within the meaning of that EU sanctions Regulation) of a person, or not to make such funds or economic resources available to a person, and

(ii)      an exception (whether general or by way of licence or otherwise) to that requirement;

(b)     imposes the requirement –

(i)      on all persons generally, or

(ii)      on a description of persons that includes both EU-defined financial service providers and persons falling within sub-paragraph (6), whether or not also including other persons of any description; and

(c)     makes the exception available only to EU-defined financial service providers.

(5)     The exception is to be read as applying also to a person falling within sub-paragraph (6), as it applies to an EU-defined financial service provider.

(6)     A person falls within this sub-paragraph if the person –

(a)     is a registered person, within the meaning of the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998[7];

(b)     carries on trust company business within the meaning of that Law; and

(c)     is not an EU-defined financial service provider.

 


 

SCHEDULE 3

(Article 5)

Repealed Orders

Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2019[8]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Afghanistan) (Jersey) Order 2014[9]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Belarus) (Jersey) Order 2015[10]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Burundi) (Jersey) Order 2015[11]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Central African Republic) (Jersey) Order 2014[12]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Chemical Weapons) (Jersey) Order 2018[13]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Democratic Republic of the Congo) (Jersey) Order 2014[14]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Cyber-Attacks) (Jersey) Order 2019[15]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Egypt) (Jersey) Order 2017[16]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Guinea) (Jersey) Order 2019[17]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Guinea-Bissau) (Jersey) Order 2019[18]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Iran) (Jersey) Order 2015[19]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Iraq) (Jersey) Order 2018[20]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida) (Jersey) Order 2016[21]

Community Provisions (Restrictive Measures – Lebanon) (Jersey) Order 2007[22]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Libya) (Jersey) Order 2014[23]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Mali) (Jersey) Order 2017[24]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Myanmar/Burma) (Jersey) Order 2018[25]

Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Nicaragua) (Jersey) Order 2019[26]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – North Korea) (Jersey) Order 2017[27]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Russia) (Jersey) Order 2014[28]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Somalia) (Jersey) Order 2014[29]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – South Sudan) (Jersey) Order 2015[30]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Sudan) (Jersey) Order 2015[31]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Syria) (Jersey) Order 2014[32]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Tunisia) (Jersey) Order 2015[33]

Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Turkey) (Jersey) Order 2019[34]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Ukraine) (Jersey) Order 2014[35]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Venezuela) (Jersey) Order 2017[36]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Yemen) (Jersey) Order 2014[37]

EU Legislation (Sanctions – Zimbabwe) (Jersey) Order 2015[38]

 




[1]                                     L.2/2019

[2]                                     L.2/2019

[3]                                     chapter 16.800

[4]                                     chapter 24.660

[5]                                     chapter 13.225

[6]                                     chapter 08.780

[7]                                     chapter 13.225

[8]                                     R&O.139/2019

[9]                                     R&O.177/2014 (chapter 17.245.03)

[10]                                   R&O.32/2015 (chapter 17.245.06)

[11]                                   R&O.116/2015 (chapter 17.245.13)

[12]                                   R&O.206/2014 (chapter 17.245.14)

[13]                                   R&O.106/2018 (chapter 17.245.16)

[14]                                   R&O.205/2014 (chapter 17.245.15)

[15]                                   R&O.43/2019

[16]                                   R&O.48/2017 (chapter 17.245.17)

[17]                                   R&O.24/2019

[18]                                   R&O.17/2019

[19]                                   R&O.23/2015 (chapter 17.245.18)

[20]                                   R&O.107/2018 (chapter 17.245.19)

[21]                                   R&O.35/2016 (chapter 17.245.20)

[22]                                   R&O.150/2007 (chapter 17.245.46)

[23]                                   R&O.195/2014 (chapter 17.245.22)

[24]                                   R&O.107/2017 (chapter 17.245.24)

[25]                                   R&O.64/2018 (chapter 17.245.23)

[26]                                   R&O.141/2019

[27]                                   R&O.97/2017 (chapter 17.245.25)

[28]                                   R&O.207/2014 (chapter 17.245.39)

[29]                                   R&O.192/2014 (chapter 17.245.41)

[30]                                   R&O.3/2015 (chapter 17.245.30)

[31]                                   R&O.2/2015 (chapter 17.245.31)

[32]                                   R&O.193/2014 (chapter 17.245.45)

[33]                                   R&O.15/2015 (chapter 17.245.33)

[34]                                   R&O.140/2019

[35]                                   R&O.194/2014 (chapter 17.245.49)

[36]                                   R&O.122/2017 (chapter 17.245.47)

[37]                                   R&O.217/2014 (chapter 17.245.38)

[38]                                   R&O.34/2015 (chapter 17.245.50)


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