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Determinations/Other as made
This instrument is made under sub-regulation 6(2) of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Iran) Regulation 2016 by the Minister for Foreign Affairs that goods are export sanctioned goods for the purposes of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions —Iran) Regulation 2016.
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 01
Registered 20 Jul 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Aug-2016
Tabled Senate30-Aug-2016

Explanatory Statement

 

Issued by the authority of the Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

Charter of the United Nations Act 1945

 

Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2016

 

The Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2016 remakes the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2008  following the enactment of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) Regulation 2016 (the Regulation).

 

The purpose of the Regulation is to repeal and replace the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) Regulations 2008 in order to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015), which amends UN Sanctions in relation to Iran.

 

Sub-regulation 6(2) of the Regulations provides that the Minister for Foreign Affairs may, by legislative instrument, determine that goods are export sanctioned goods for the purposes of the Regulation if the Minister is satisfied that the specified goods could, if supplied to Iran, contribute to reprocessing or enrichment-related or heavy water-related activities inconsistent with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); or the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems.

 

The Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2016 includes all goods found in the the former Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2008, except those found in  Schedule 1 Part 3 of the former Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2008. The removed goods include radiometric ore sorters, prompt gamma neutron activation analysers (PGNAA) and spectrometers. These items have been removed as neither the JCPOA or UNSC Resolution 2231 prohibit Iran undertaking mining activities.

 

No public consultation was undertaken in relation to the Amendment List Determination as it does not substantially change existing arrangements.

 

Details of the Legislative Instrument are set out in the Attachment.

 


 

 

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

 

Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2016

 

The Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2016 remakes the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2008 following the enactment of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) Regulation 2016 (the Regulation).

 

The remaking of the legislative instrument does not engage, and is therefore compatible with, the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

 


Attachment

 

Details of the United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2016

 

Paragraph 1 – Name of Instrument

 

Paragraph 1 provides that the name of the instrument is the United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2016.

 

Paragraph 2 - Commencement

 

Paragraph 2 provides that the instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

 

Paragraph 3 – Definitions

 

Paragraph 3 provides definitions for a range of technical terms used within the United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) (Export Sanctioned Goods) List Determination 2016.

 

Paragraph 4 - Determination of export‑controlled goods

                       

Paragraph 4 provides that Schedule 1 lists goods determined to be export sanctioned goods for the purposes of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) Regulation 2016.

 

 

Schedule 1 –  List of Goods

 

Schedule 1, Part 1 creates a list of goods related to nuclear materials, facilities and equipment; nuclear materials, chemicals, micro-organisms and toxins; materials processing; electronics, sensors and lasers; navigation and avionics that are included in the definition of export sanctioned goods for the purposes of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) Regulation 2016.

 

Schedule 1, Part 2 creates a list of technology that are included in the definition of export sanctioned goods for the purposes of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Iran) Regulation 2016.