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2018.03.12Newsletter Export Control – Information Service of Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)

The March 2018 Issue of Newsletter Export Control has been published.

European Union Law/Embargo Measures

Democratic Republic of Congo

With the Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/197 of 9 February 2018 [OJ (EU) No L 38 of 10 February 2018, page 2] implementing Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 1183/2005 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against persons acting in violation of the arms embargo with regard to the Democratic Republic of Congo, four persons were added to the list of persons designated by the United Nations Sanctions Committee in Annex I to that regulation. Two of these persons were already designated under Annex Ia to that regulation by the Council of the European Union and were removed from Annex Ia to be now designated under Annex I to that Regulation.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

With the Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/87 of 22 January 2018 [OJ (EU) No. L 16 I of 22 January 2018, page 1] implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, seventeen persons were added to Annex XVI to that regulation.

Libya

With the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/126 of 24 January 2018 [OJ (EU) No. L 22 of 26 January 2018, page 12] amending Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya, the listing of the vessel CAPRICORN was extended in Annex V to that regulation. The listing of the vessel LYNN S was also extended with the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/166 of 2 February [OJ (EU) No. L 31 of 3 February 2018, page 82]. The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/200 of 9 February 2018 [OJ (EU) No. L 38 of 10 February 2018, page11] replaced the name of the vessel „CAPRICORN“ by „NADINE“ and modified other information on the vessel.

Zimbabwe

The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/223 of 15 February 2018 [OJ (EU) No. L 43 of 16 February 2018, page 10] amending the Council Regulation (EC) No. 314/2004 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Zimbabwe updated the entry for one person listed under figure 1 in Annex III to that regulation (Mugabe).

South Sudan

With the Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/164 of 2 February 2018 [OJ (EU) No. L 31 of 3 February 2018, page 1] implementing Article 22 (1) to Regulation (EU)  2015/735 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in South Sudan, three persons were added to Annex II to that Regulation.

Tunisia

With the Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/137 of 29 January 2018 [OJ (EU) No. L 25 of 30 January 2018, page 1] implementing Regulation  (EU) No. 101/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Tunisia, the reason for the listing of a person (No. 5 Materi) was amended in Annex I to that regulation.

Venezuela

With the Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/88 of 22 January 2018 [OJ (EU) No. L 16 I of 22 January 2018, page 6] implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela, seven persons were added to Annex IV to that regulation.

Al-Qaida and ISIL

In accordance with the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/256 of 20 February 2018 [OJ (EU) No. L 48 of 21 February 2018, page 39] amending for the 281st time Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da´esh) and Al-Qaida organisations, one entry was amended in the list of persons subject to the freezing of funds and economic resources (listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002).

Inside BAFA

Notifications on the transport and war weapons register

The War Weapons Control Act requires that companies have to report to BAFA stocks of war weapons and any inventory changes on a semi-annual basis. In the future it will be possible to transmit these reports electronically. For this purpose, BAFA initiated the project of the electronic war weapons register and, thus, takes part actively in the federal government’s objective to establish effective electronic ways of communication by the year 2020. In addition to forthcoming information events, BAFA informs about the development of this project on its homepage. As of 6 March 2018 the new version 0.8 of the interface for the submission of electronic notifications on the transport and war weapons register will be published at BAFA’s homepage. In parallel to this, the previous notification procedure and the coming reporting deadlines will continue to apply in accordance with the War Weapons Control Act. It means that the war weapons stocks and any inventory changes have to be supplied to BAFA on the next deadline, 31 March 2018, within two weeks from that date.