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United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2019 and United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015 (Repeal) Regulation gazetted

  The Government today (July 12) gazetted the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2019 (the 2019 Regulation) and the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015 (Repeal) Regulation (the Repeal Regulation), which came into operation today.

  "The 2019 Regulation implements all sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Yemen, including those extended by UNSC Resolution 2456, using modernised drafting styles to improve tidiness and readability of the legislation. Consequential to the making of the 2019 Regulation, the Repeal Regulation repeals the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015," a Government spokesperson said.

  The sanctions implemented under the 2019 Regulation include:

  • prohibition against the supply and carriage of arms or related materiel to certain persons or entities;
  • prohibition against the provision to certain persons or entities of assistance related to military activities or the provision, maintenance or use of any arms or related materiel;
  • prohibition against making available economic assets to certain persons or entities, or dealing with economic assets of such persons or entities until midnight on February 26, 2020; and
  • prohibition against the entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons until midnight on February 26, 2020.

Ends/Friday, July 12, 2019
Issued at HKT 11:00