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UN Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019, UN Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation and UN Sanctions (Eritrea) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation gazetted

     The Government today (March 29) gazetted the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019 (the 2019 Somalia Regulation), the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation (the Somalia Repeal Regulation) and the United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation (the Eritrea Repeal Regulation), which came into operation today.

     "The 2019 Somalia Regulation implements all sanctions and exemptions imposed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Somalia, including those extended by UNSC Resolution 2444, using modernised provisions to improve tidiness and readability of the legislation. Consequential to the making of the 2019 Somalia Regulation, the Somalia Repeal Regulation repeals the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation. In addition, the Eritrea Repeal Regulation seeks to repeal the United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) Regulation to implement the UNSC's decision to lift the sanctions previously imposed on Eritrea," a Government spokesperson said.  

     The sanctions implemented under the 2019 Somalia Regulation include:

  • prohibition against the supply and carriage of any weapons or military equipment to Somalia or connected persons;
  • prohibition against the provision of assistance related to military activities to connected persons, and the provision of assistance related to military activities or to the supply, manufacture, maintenance or use of any prohibited goods to certain persons;
  • prohibition against the import of charcoal from Somalia;
  • prohibition against making available economic assets to certain persons or entities, or dealing with economic assets of such persons or entities; and
  • prohibition against the entry into or transit through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by certain persons.


Ends/Friday, March 29, 2019 
Issued at HKT 11:18