Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Note

2011.5.23-Vessel.jpgHong Kong Marine Department issues Merchant Shipping Information Note regarding United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan ) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2012 as follows:

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) gazetted the
United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012 (the '2012 Regulation') (L.N. 43 of 2012) and the United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation (the
'Repeal Regulation') (L.N. 44 of 2012) on 16 March 2012. Both the '2012 Regulation' and the 'Repeal Regulation' will come into effect on 23 March 2012 and implement sanctions against Afghanistan imposed by the United Nations Security Council on the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to certain persons or entities and their related
activities.

1. The '2012 Regulation' and the 'Repeal Regulation' are made under section 3 of the United Nations Sanctions Ordinance (Cap. 537). The 'Repeal Regulation' repeals the United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation (Cap.537 sub. leg. K).

2. The '2012 Regulation' and the 'Repeal Regulation' implement sanctions against Afghanistan imposed by the United Nations Security Council under Resolution 1988(2011) adopted on 17 June 2011. The sanctions under the '2012 Regulation' include:

(a) prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related
materiel to certain persons or entities;

(b) prohibition against the provision of technical advice, assistance or training
related to military activities in certain circumstances;
(c) prohibition against making available to, or for the benefit of, certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources;

(d) prohibition against dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources owned by or otherwise belonging to, or held by, certain persons or entities; and

(e) prohibition against the entry into or transit through the HKSAR by certain
persons.

3. Details of the L.N. 43 of 2012 and the L.N. 44 of 2012 can be found on the website of Marine Department (http://www.mardep.gov.hk/en/msnote/msin.html) as annexes to this Note.

4. Owners, managers and masters of Hong Kong registered ships should abide by the regulation mentioned above.

Source: Hong Kong Marine Department