S.I. No. 456/2019 - European Union (Restrictive Measures Concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (No. 3) Regulations 2019


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 13th September, 2019.

I, HEATHER HUMPREYS, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) and for the purpose of giving full effect to Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 of 30 August 20171 , as amended, hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Union (Restrictive Measures concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (No. 3) Regulations 2019.

2. (1) In these Regulations -

“Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 of 30 August 20171 as amended by the European acts specified in Schedule 1;

“European act” means an act adopted by an institution of the European Union or an institution of the European Communities.

(2) A word or expression which is used in these Regulations and which is also used in the Council Regulation has, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meaning in these Regulations as it has in the Council Regulation.

3. (1) A person who contravenes a provision of the Council Regulation specified in Part 1 of Schedule 2 shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person who contravenes a condition of an authorisation granted under a provision of the Council Regulation specified in Part 2 of Schedule 2 shall be guilty of an offence.

4. A person who is guilty of an offence under Regulation 3 shall be liable -

(a) on summary conviction, to a class A fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or both.

5. A competent authority in the State, following such consultation as it considers necessary with other competent authorities, for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of the Council Regulation or these Regulations, may give in writing such directions to a person as it sees fit.

6. A person who fails to comply with a direction given under Regulation 5 within the time specified in the direction shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.

7. Where an offence under these Regulations is committed by a body corporate and is proved to have been so committed with the consent or connivance of or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of any person, being a director, manager, secretary or other officer of the body corporate, or a person who was purporting to act in such capacity, that person shall, as well as the body corporate, be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished as if he or she were guilty of the first-mentioned offence.

8. (1) Proceedings for an offence under these Regulations in relation to an act committed outside the State may be taken in any place in the State and the offence may for all incidental purposes be treated as having been committed in that place.

(2) Where a person is charged with an offence referred to in paragraph (1), no further proceedings in the matter (other than any remand in custody or on bail) may be taken except by or with the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

(3) In proceedings for an offence referred to in paragraph (1),

(a) a certificate purporting to be signed by an officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and stating that a passport was issued by that Department to a person on a specified date, and

(b) a certificate that is signed by an officer of the Minister for Justice and Equality and stating that, to the best of the officer’s knowledge and belief, the person has not ceased to be an Irish citizen,

is evidence that the person was an Irish citizen on the date on which the offence is alleged to have been committed, and is taken to have been signed by the person purporting to have signed it, unless the contrary is shown.

(4) A person who has been acquitted or convicted of an offence in a place outside the State shall not be proceeded against for an offence under these Regulations in relation to an act committed outside the State consisting of the conduct, or substantially the same conduct, that constituted the offence of which the person has been acquitted or convicted.

9. European Union (Restrictive Measures concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 62 of 2019) are revoked.

Schedule 1

Council Regulation

1. Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1548 of 14 September 20172

2. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1568 of 15 September 20173

3. Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1836 of 10 October 20174

4. Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1858 of 16 October 20175

5. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1859 of 16 October 20176

6. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1897 of 18 October 20177

7. Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2062 of 13 November 20178

8. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/12 of 8 January 20189

9. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/53 of 12 January 201810

10. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/87 of 22 January 201811

11. Council Regulation (EU) 2018/285 of 26 February 201812

12. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/548 of 6 April 201813

13. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/602 of 19 April 201814

14. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/714 of 14 May 201815

15. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/814 of 1 June 201816

16. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1009 of 17 July 201817

17. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1074 of 30 July 201818

18. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1231 of 13 September 201819

19. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1284 of 24 September 201820

20. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1606 of 25 October 201821

21. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1654 of 6 November 201822

22. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/93 of 21 January 201923

23. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1083 of 21 June 201924

Schedule 2

Part 1

Contravention of Provision of Council Regulation

Article 3(1)

Article 5(1) or (2)

Article 7(1)

Article 9(1)

Article 10(1)

Article 11

Article 12

Article 13

Article 15

Article 16a

Article 16b

Article 16c

Article 16d

Article 16f

Article 16h

Article 17(1) or (2)

Article 18(1)

Article 20(1)

Article 21(1) or (2)

Article 23(1)

Article 24

Article 26

Article 28(1) or (2)

Article 30

Article 31

Article 32

Article 34(1) or (3)

Article 38(4)

Article 41(1)

Article 43

Article 44a

Article 50(1)

Article 52

Part 2

Authorisation under Provision of Council Regulation

Article 4(1) or (2)

Article 6(1)

Article 8(1) or (2)

Article 10(4)

Article 14

Article 16

Article 16e(1)

Article 16g(1)

Article 16i(1) or (2)

Article 17a(1) or (2)

Article 17b

Article 19(1) or (2)

Article 22(1) or (4)

Article 25(1)

Article 27(1)

Article 29(1) or (2)

Article 33(1)

Article 35(1) or (2)

Article 36(1) or (2)

Article 40(1), (2) or (3)

Article 42

Article 44(1), (2) or (3)

Article 45

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

3 September, 2019.

HEATHER HUMPHREYS,

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations provide for the enforcement of restrictive measures contained in Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 as amended, regarding restrictive measures concerning Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The Regulations provide that competent authorities of the State may issue directions for the purpose of giving full effect to the sanctions.

The Regulations create offences for breach of the Council Regulations or for failure to comply with the directions of competent authorities of the State with regard to implementation of the sanctions and provides for appropriate penalties.

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