The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gazetted the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2021 in late May, prohibiting, among others, the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to certain persons or entities.
he Amendment Regulation, which came into operation on the same date, is to give effect to certain decisions in Resolution 2564 (2021) adopted by the Security Council of the United Nations on 25 February 2021.
The main provisions of the Amendment Regulation relate to the prohibition against:
- the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to certain persons or entities;
- the provision of certain technical assistance, training or financial or other assistance to certain persons or entities;
- making available to, or for the benefit of, certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources;
- dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources belonging to, or owned or controlled by, certain persons or entities; and
- entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons.
Section 3 of the Amendment Regulation sets out certain provisions of the principal Regulation that are in force until midnight on 28 February 2022.
Shipowners, ship managers, ship operators and masters of Hong Kong registered ships should abide by the regulations mentioned above,
…Hong Kong Marine Department announced.