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Export Control (Syria and Libya Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2017 (Application) Order 2018

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The Treasury announces that the above Order has been made and will come into effect on 1 February 2018, and wishes to draw attention to new offences and penalties.

The Export Control (Syria and Libya Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2017 which is being applied in Island law, with modifications, provides for enforcement and penalties of amended EU trade sanctions regulations against Syria and Libya.

The Syria Order is amended to reflect changes made to the EU Regulation, as it has effect in the Island, in relation to Syria.  It also provides that an offence is committed in connection with the purchase, transport etc. of crude oil and petroleum products, by someone who is not authorised.

The Libya Order is amended to address new trade restrictions against Libya concerning goods which could be used for the smuggling of migrants and trafficking of human beings.  It creates offences and supplementary offences for evading the new trade restrictions concerning these goods i.e. engaging in the various activities unless authorised.  The Order also creates obligations on persons involved in activities contravening the new restrictions to provide information pursuant to provisions in the Customs and Excise Management Act 1986.

For more information on sanctions and export control restrictions contact Customs and Excise or visit the website

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