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European Union Sanctions – New Orders apply EU Regulations concerned with sanctions measures involving Syria, ISIL and Al-Qaida and Terrorism

Thursday, 23 February 2017

At the Tynwald sitting on 21 February 2017 application orders made under the European Communities (Isle of Man) Act 1973 applied in Island law the following Council Regulations –

Council Regulation (EU) No 2016/2137 of 6 December 2016, which amended the Syrian sanctions regime under Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 and provided for certain exceptions from the sanctions restrictions for the purchase and transportation of oil and petroleum products to provide funds for humanitarian relief of the civil population of Syria.

Council Regulation (EU) No 2016/1686 of 20 September 2016, which imposed additional restrictive measures directed against ISIL and Al-Qaida.  It allows the EU to impose its own travel bans and asset freezes – previously it could implement those imposed by the UN or EU Member States – to include those persons who provide financing, incitement etc, or travel (or seek to travel) to or from the territory of the EU to assist or receive training from ISIL or Al-Qaida.

Council Regulation (EU) No 2016/1710 of 27 September 2016, which amended the sanctions regime concerned with countering terrorism and terrorism financing imposed under Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001, to suspend sanctions against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The relevant Sanctions Notices on the Customs and Excise webpages will be updated in due course.

For more information contact Customs and Excise.

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