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SLI 2008 No. 30 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2017
These Regulations implement Australia’s obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718 (14 October 2006), and accommodate amendments made to the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (the Act) by the International Trade Integrity Act 2007.
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Registered 07 Aug 2017
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Table of contents.

Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2008

Select Legislative Instrument No. 30, 2008

made under the

Charter of the United Nations Act 1945

Compilation No. 8

Compilation date:                              5 August 2017

Includes amendments up to:            F2017L00878

Registered:                                         7 August 2017

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2008 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 5 August 2017 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Name of Regulations........................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

4A......... Designation of persons or entities....................................................... 4

5............ Export sanctioned goods..................................................................... 4

6............ Sanctioned supply............................................................................... 5

7............ Import sanctioned goods..................................................................... 6

8............ Sanctioned service............................................................................... 7

8A......... Sanctioned commercial activity........................................................... 9

8B......... Minister may give notice requiring closure of a bank account........... 10

Part 1A—Sanctions laws                                                                                                 12

8C......... Offence for exporting items (other than export sanctioned goods etc.) 12

8D......... Offence for importing items (other than import sanctioned goods etc.) 13

8E.......... Offence for procuring coal, iron or iron ore...................................... 14

Part 2—UN sanction enforcement laws and authorisations                      16

Division 1—UN sanction enforcement laws                                                    16

9............ Prohibitions relating to a sanctioned supply...................................... 16

10.......... Prohibitions relating to import sanctioned goods.............................. 16

11.......... Prohibitions relating to sanctioned services....................................... 17

11A....... Prohibition relating to bunkering service........................................... 18

11B....... Prohibitions relating to engaging in sanctioned commercial activity.. 18

11C....... Prohibitions relating to holding a bank account................................. 19

11D....... Prohibition on vessel ownership and registration etc........................ 20

11E........ Prohibition on services relating to arms and related matériel............. 21

11F........ When Minister must direct vessel not to enter any port in Australia. 22

11G....... Prohibition relating to sanctioned vessels.......................................... 23

12.......... Prohibition relating to dealings with designated person or entity...... 23

13.......... Prohibition relating to controlled assets............................................. 24

13AA.... Prohibitions relating to engaging in sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation   24

Division 2—Authorisations                                                                                      26

13A....... Minister may grant permits............................................................... 26

14.......... Permit for assets and controlled assets.............................................. 26

14A....... Permit to export items (other than export sanctioned goods etc.)...... 27

14B....... Permit to make a sanctioned supply.................................................. 28

14C....... Permit to import items or goods (other than import sanctioned goods etc.)              28

14D....... Permit to procure coal, iron or iron ore............................................. 29

14E........ Permit to provide crewing services etc.............................................. 29

14EA..... Permit to provide public or private financial support for the purposes of trade        30

14F........ Permit to provide a bunkering service............................................... 30

14G....... Permit to provide sanctioned commercial activity.............................. 30

14H....... Permit to register vessel etc............................................................... 30

14HA.... Permit to own vessel......................................................................... 31

14HB.... Permit to engage in scientific or technical cooperation...................... 31

14HC.... Permit to procure statue..................................................................... 32

14J........ Permit to engage in activity exempted under paragraph 46 of Resolution 2321        32

Part 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                                       33

15.......... Delegations by Minister.................................................................... 33

15A....... No claim for breach of contract or failure to perform transaction...... 33

16.......... Transitional....................................................................................... 34

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    35

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            35

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                36

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             37

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           38

Endnote 5—Editorial changes                                                                               40


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2008.

4  Definitions

                   In these Regulations:

Act means the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945.

arms or related matériel includes:

                     (a)  weapons; and

                     (b)  ammunition; and

                     (c)  military vehicles and equipment; and

                     (d)  spare parts and accessories for the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c); and

                     (e)  paramilitary equipment.

Australian aircraft has the same meaning as in the Criminal Code.

Australian citizen has the same meaning as in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.

Australian ship has the same meaning as in the Criminal Code.

authorised commercial activity means a sanctioned commercial activity authorised by a permit granted under regulation 14G.

authorised scientific or technical cooperation means sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation authorised by a permit granted under regulation 14HB.

authorised service means a sanctioned service that is authorised by:

                     (a)  a permit under regulation 14E or 14EA; or

                     (b)  if the service is provided in a foreign country—a permit:

                              (i)  granted by the foreign country; and

                             (ii)  properly granted by the foreign country; and

                            (iii)  granted in a way that accords with the foreign country’s obligations under Resolution 1718 and Resolution 1784.

authorised supply means a sanctioned supply that is authorised by:

                     (a)  a permit under regulation 14B; or

                     (b)  if the supply, sale or transfer takes place in or from a foreign country—a permit:

                              (i)  granted by the foreign country; and

                             (ii)  properly granted by the foreign country; and

                            (iii)  granted in a way that accords with the foreign country’s obligations under Resolution 1718 and Resolution 1874.

aviation fuel includes aviation gasoline, naphtha‑type jet fuel, kerosene‑type jet fuel and kerosene‑type rocket fuel.

bunkering service, for a vessel, includes:

                     (a)  the provision of fuel to the vessel; and

                     (b)  the provision of supplies to the vessel; and

                     (c)  other servicing of the vessel.

Committee means the Committee established by paragraph 12 of Resolution 1718.

controlled asset means:

                     (a)  an asset owned or controlled by:

                              (i)  a designated person or entity; or

                             (ii)  a person acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated person or entity; or

                            (iii)  an entity owned or controlled by a designated person or entity, including through illicit means; or

                     (b)  an asset derived from an asset owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by:

                              (i)  a designated person or entity; or

                             (ii)  a person acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated person or entity; or

                            (iii)  an entity owned or controlled by a designated person or entity, including through illicit means; or

                     (c)  a vessel designated by the Committee for the purposes of paragraph 12(d) of Resolution 2321.

correspondent banking relationship has the meaning given by section 5 of the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

designated person or entity means a person or entity:

                     (a)  designated by the Minister under regulation 4A; or

                     (b)  designated by the Security Council or the Committee for the purposes of paragraph 8(d) of Resolution 1718; or

                     (c)  to whom the measures mentioned in paragraph 8(d) of Resolution 1718 apply under a decision of the Security Council or the Committee.

Note:          A list of persons and entities mentioned in paragraphs (b) and (c) could in 2017 be viewed on the United Nations’ website (http://www.un.org).

DPRK means the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

DPRK flagged or registered vessel means a vessel entitled to fly the flag of the DPRK or registered in the DPRK.

DPRK vessel means a vessel registered in the DPRK or owned or controlled by the DPRK.

export sanctioned goods has the meaning given by regulation 5.

goods include items, materials, equipment and technology.

import authorised goods means import sanctioned goods the procurement, receipt or transport of which is authorised by a permit granted under regulation 14HC.

import sanctioned goods has the meaning given by regulation 7.

investment service means the following services and activities:

                     (a)  reception and transmission of orders in relation to one or more financial instruments;

                     (b)  execution of orders on behalf of clients;

                     (c)  dealing on own account;

                     (d)  portfolio management;

                     (e)  investment advice;

                      (f)  either or both of the following:

                              (i)  underwriting of financial instruments;

                             (ii)  placing of financial instruments on a firm commitment basis;

                     (g)  placing of financial instruments without a firm commitment basis;

                     (h)  any service in relation to the admission to trading on a regulated market or trading on a multilateral trading facility.

paramilitary equipment means any of the following:

                     (a)  batons, clubs, riot sticks and similar devices of a kind used for law enforcement purposes;

                     (b)  body armour, including:

                              (i)  bullet‑resistant apparel; and

                             (ii)  bullet‑resistant pads; and

                            (iii)  protective helmets;

                     (c)  handcuffs, leg‑irons and other devices used for restraining prisoners;

                     (d)  riot protection shields;

                     (e)  whips;

                      (f)  parts and accessories designed or adapted for use in, or with, equipment mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e).

permanent resident has the same meaning as in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.

Resolution 1718 means Resolution 1718 (2006) of the Security Council, adopted on 14 October 2006.

Resolution 1874 means Resolution 1874 (2009) of the Security Council, adopted on 12 June 2009.

Resolution 2087 means Resolution 2087 (2013) of the Security Council, adopted on 22 January 2013.

Resolution 2094 means Resolution 2094 (2013) of the Security Council, adopted on 7 March 2013.

Resolution 2270 means Resolution 2270 (2016) of the Security Council, adopted on 2 March 2016.

Resolution 2321 means Resolution 2321 (2016) of the Security Council, adopted on 30 November 2016.

sanctioned commercial activity has the meaning given by regulation 8A.

sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation means scientific or technical cooperation involving persons or groups officially sponsored by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or representing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, but does not include medical exchanges.

sanctioned service has the meaning given in regulation 8.

sanctioned supply has the meaning given in regulation 6.

Security Council means the United Nations Security Council.

4A  Designation of persons or entities

                   For the purposes of paragraph (a) of the definition of designated person or entity, the Minister may, by legislative instrument, designate an entity of:

                     (a)  the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (b)  the Workers’ Party of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

if the Minister is satisfied that the entity is associated with either or both of the following:

                     (c)  the nuclear or ballistic missile programs, or other weapons of mass destruction programs, of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                     (d)  activities prohibited by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council.

5  Export sanctioned goods

             (1)  For these Regulations, the following, whether or not they originate in Australia, are export sanctioned goods:

                     (a)  arms or related matériel;

                    (aa)  aviation fuel;

                     (b)  goods mentioned in the luxury goods list determined by the Minister under subregulation (2);

                     (c)  either:

                              (i)  goods mentioned in a document specified by the Minister under subregulation (3); or

                             (ii)  if no legislative instrument is in force under subregulation (3)—goods mentioned in subregulation (4);

                     (d)  goods:

                              (i)  determined by the Security Council or the Committee for the purposes of subparagraph 8(a)(i) or (ii) of Resolution 1718; or

                             (ii)  to which the measures mentioned in paragraphs 8(a), (b) and (c) of Resolution 1718 apply under a decision of the Security Council or the Committee;

                     (e)  goods that the Minister has determined could contribute to:

                              (i)  the nuclear or ballistic missile programs, or other weapons of mass destruction programs, of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  activities prohibited, or the evasion of measures imposed, by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council;

                      (f)  a new helicopter, or a new vessel, that is not arms or related matériel.

             (2)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine a luxury goods list for paragraph (1)(b).

             (3)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify documents for subparagraph (1)(c)(i).

             (4)  For subparagraph (1)(c)(ii), the goods are goods mentioned in the following Security Council and International Atomic Energy Agency documents:

                     (a)  S/2006/814;

                     (b)  S/2006/815;

                     (c)  S/2006/853;

                     (d)  INFCIRC/254/Rev.9/Part 1a;

                     (e)  INFCIRC/254/Rev.7/Part 2a.

             (5)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine goods for the purposes of paragraph (1)(e).

6  Sanctioned supply

             (1)  A person makes a sanctioned supply if:

                     (a)  the person supplies, sells or transfers goods to another person; and

                     (b)  the goods are export sanctioned goods; and

                     (c)  as a direct or indirect result of the supply, sale or transfer the goods are transferred to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or are incorporated into goods that are transferred to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

             (2)  A person also makes a sanctioned supply if:

                     (a)  the person transfers to another person:

                              (i)  any financial or other assets or resources, including bulk cash; or

                             (ii)  gold, including through gold couriers; and

                     (b)  that transfer could contribute to:

                              (i)  the nuclear or ballistic missile programs, or other weapons of mass destruction programs, of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  activities prohibited, or the evasion of measures imposed, by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council.

             (3)  Despite subregulations (1) and (2), a person does not make a sanctioned supply merely because the person supplies, sells or transfers an amount of aviation fuel for:

                     (a)  a flight of a civil passenger aircraft flagged or registered in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, so long as the amount does not exceed the amount necessary for that flight (including a standard margin for safety); or

                     (b)  a flight to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea of a civil passenger aircraft not flagged or registered in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, so long as the amount does not exceed the amount necessary for that flight and the subsequent flight out of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (including a standard margin for safety).

7  Import sanctioned goods

             (1)  For these Regulations, the following, whether or not they originate in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, are import sanctioned goods:

                     (a)  arms or related matériel;

                    (aa)  gold, titanium ore, vanadium ore or rare earth minerals;

                     (b)  goods mentioned in paragraph 5(1)(c);

                     (c)  goods:

                              (i)  determined by the Security Council or the Committee for the purposes of subparagraph 8(a)(i) or (ii) of Resolution 1718; or

                             (ii)  to which the measures mentioned in paragraphs 8(a), (b) and (c) of Resolution 1718 apply under a decision of the Security Council or the Committee;

                     (d)  goods that the Minister has determined could contribute to:

                              (i)  the nuclear or ballistic missile programs, or other weapons of mass destruction programs, of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  activities prohibited, or the evasion of measures imposed, by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council;

                     (e)  copper, nickel, silver or zinc;

                      (f)  statues.

             (2)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine goods for the purposes of paragraph (1)(d).

8  Sanctioned service

             (1)  For these Regulations, each of the following is a provision of a sanctioned service:

                     (a)  the provision to any person of technical training, advice, services or assistance, if it assists with, or is provided in relation to, a supply of goods mentioned in paragraphs 5(1)(a), (c), (d) or (e) for the benefit of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                     (b)  the provision to any person of technical training, advice, services or assistance, if:

                              (i)  it assists with the manufacture, maintenance or use of goods mentioned in paragraphs 5(1)(a), (c), (d) or (e); or

                             (ii)  it could contribute to proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                     (c)  the transportation of goods:

                              (i)  that are the subject of a sanctioned supply; or

                             (ii)  that are import sanctioned goods in the course of being procured from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or from a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                     (d)  a financial transaction related to the supply, manufacture, maintenance or use of arms or related matériel;

                   (da)  the leasing or chartering of an Australian ship or Australian aircraft, or the provision of vessel or aircraft crewing services, to:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person who is a resident or national of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                            (iii)  a designated person or entity; or

                            (iv)  a person or entity determined by the Minister, by legislative instrument, to have assisted in the evasion of sanctions or in violating Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council; or

                             (v)  any other person acting on behalf, or at the direction, of a person or entity mentioned in subparagraph (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv); or

                            (vi)  any other entity owned or controlled by a person or entity mentioned in subparagraph (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv);

                     (e)  brokering or other intermediary services, including when arranging for the provision, maintenance or use of export sanctioned goods;

                      (f)  the provision of financial services that could contribute to:

                              (i)  the nuclear or ballistic missile programs, or other weapons of mass destruction programs, of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  another activity prohibited, or the evasion of measures imposed, by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council;

                     (g)  the provision of public or private financial support for the purposes of trade with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                     (h)  the provision of vessel or aircraft crewing services from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Note:          Subparagraph (b)(ii)—the kind of technical training that could contribute to those activities or systems includes training in advanced materials science, advanced chemical, mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering, advanced physics, advanced computer simulation and related computer sciences, geospatial navigation, nuclear engineering, aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering, and related disciplines.

          (1A)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine individuals or entities for the purposes of subparagraph (1)(da)(iv).

          (1B)  For the purposes of these Regulations, a sanctioned service is also the provision to a person of an investment service if it assists with, or is provided in relation to, a sanctioned commercial activity.

             (2)  In this regulation:

brokering services means:

                     (a)  the negotiation or arrangement of transactions for the purchase, sale or supply of goods and technology or of financial and technical services, including from a third country to any other third country; or

                     (b)  the selling or buying of goods and technology or of financial and technical services, including where they are located in third countries for their transfer to another third country.

financial services includes the following:

                     (a)  the acceptance of deposits and other repayable funds from the public;

                     (b)  the lending of money;

                     (c)  financial leasing, other than the financial leasing of a consumer product;

                     (d)  the transfer of money or value, other than the provision of message or other support for the purpose of transmitting money;

                     (e)  the giving of financial guarantees and commitments;

                      (f)  trading in money market instruments;

                     (g)  trading foreign exchange;

                     (h)  trading in exchange instruments;

                      (i)  trading in interest rate instruments;

                      (j)  trading in interest index instruments;

                     (k)  trading in transferable securities;

                      (l)  trading in commodity futures;

                    (m)  participation in the issue of securities and the provision of financial services in relation to the issue of securities;

                     (n)  the management of individual or collective portfolios;

                     (o)  the safekeeping and administration of cash or liquid securities;

                     (p)  the investment, administration or management of funds or money;

                     (q)  the underwriting and placement of life insurance and other insurance that is related to investments;

                      (r)  money changing and other currency changing;

                      (s)  the issue and management of means of payment.

Note:          Examples of means of payment for paragraph (s) are:

(a)    credit and debit cards; or

(b)    cheques; or

(c)    travellers’ cheques; or

(d)    money orders; or

(e)    bankers’ drafts; or

(f)    electronic money.

insurance means an undertaking or commitment under which a person is obliged, in return for a payment, to provide a person, in the event of materialisation of a risk, with an indemnity or a benefit as determined by the undertaking or commitment.

8A  Sanctioned commercial activity

             (1)  For the purposes of these Regulations, sanctioned commercial activity means:

                     (a)  the opening in Australia of a representative office of an entity or person mentioned in an item of the following table; or

                     (b)  the establishment in Australia of a branch or subsidiary of an entity or person mentioned in an item of the following table; or

                     (c)  the conclusion by a person of an agreement, for or on behalf of an entity or person mentioned in an item of the following table, related to:

                              (i)  the opening in Australia of a representative office of that entity or person; or

                             (ii)  the establishment in Australia of a branch or subsidiary of that entity or person.

 

Item

Entity or person

1

A financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

2

A branch or subsidiary, wherever located, of a financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

3

A financial institution, wherever domiciled, that is controlled by an entity or person domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

             (2)  For the purposes of these Regulations, sanctioned commercial activity also means:

                     (a)  the establishment by a financial institution of a joint venture with an entity or person mentioned in an item of the following table; or

                     (b)  the establishment by a financial institution of a correspondent banking relationship with an entity or person mentioned in an item of the following table; or

                     (c)  the opening by a financial institution of a representative office in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (d)  the establishment by a financial institution of a branch or subsidiary in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (e)  the opening by a financial institution of a bank account with an entity or person mentioned in an item of the following table; or

                      (f)  the acquisition or extension of an interest in an entity or person mentioned in an item of the following table by an Australian financial institution; or

                     (g)  the sale by a person of an interest in an entity or person mentioned in an item of the following table to an Australian financial institution; or

                     (h)  the making available by a person (other than by sale) of an interest in an entity or person mentioned in an item of the following table to an Australian financial institution.

 

Item

Entity or person

1

A financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

2

A branch or subsidiary, wherever located, of a financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

3

A financial institution, wherever domiciled, that is controlled by an entity or person domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

8B  Minister may give notice requiring closure of a bank account

             (1)  The Minister may, by written notice, direct a person to close the person’s bank account if the account provider is:

                     (a)  a financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (b)  a branch or subsidiary, wherever located, of a financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (c)  a financial institution, wherever domiciled, that is controlled by an entity or a person domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

             (3)  The Minister need not give notice to a person under this regulation in respect of a bank account if the Committee has determined that the bank account:

                     (a)  is used to pay funds to ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance; or

                     (b)  involves the activities of a diplomatic mission in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations; or

                     (c)  involves the activities of the United Nations, or a specialised agency or related organisation of the United Nations; or

                     (d)  is for a purpose that is consistent with Resolution 2321 or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council.

Note:          Paragraph (b)—the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations is in Australian Treaty Series 1968 No. 3 ([1968] ATS 3) and could in 2016 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

Part 1ASanctions laws

  

8C  Offence for exporting items (other than export sanctioned goods etc.)

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person exports an item to:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the item is not:

                              (i)  an export sanctioned good; or

                             (ii)  food or medicine; and

                     (c)  the export of the item:

                              (i)  is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14A; or

                             (ii)  is not in accordance with a condition specified in a permit under regulation 14A.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code (extended geographical jurisdiction—category A) applies to an offence against subregulation (1).

             (3)  A person, whether or not in Australia, and whether or not an Australian citizen, commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person uses the services of an Australian ship or Australian aircraft to export an item to:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the item is not:

                              (i)  an export sanctioned good; or

                             (ii)  food or medicine; and

                     (c)  the export of the item:

                              (i)  is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14A; or

                             (ii)  is not in accordance with a condition specified in a permit under regulation 14A.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (4)  A body corporate commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity exports an item to:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (c)  the item is not:

                              (i)  an export sanctioned good; or

                             (ii)  food or medicine; and

                     (d)  the export of the item:

                              (i)  is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14A; or

                             (ii)  is not in accordance with a condition specified in a permit under regulation 14A.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

8D  Offence for importing items (other than import sanctioned goods etc.)

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person imports an item from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the item is not:

                              (i)  an import sanctioned good; or

                             (ii)  food or medicine; or

                            (iii)  coal, iron or iron ore; and

                     (c)  the import of the item:

                              (i)  is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14C; or

                             (ii)  is not in accordance with a condition specified in a permit under regulation 14C.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code (extended geographical jurisdiction—category A) applies to an offence against subregulation (1).

             (3)  A person, whether or not in Australia, and whether or not an Australian citizen, commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person uses the services of an Australian ship or Australian aircraft to import an item from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the item is not:

                              (i)  an import sanctioned good; or

                             (ii)  food or medicine; or

                            (iii)  coal, iron or iron ore; and

                     (c)  the import of the item:

                              (i)  is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14C; or

                             (ii)  is not in accordance with a condition specified in a permit under regulation 14C.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (4)  A body corporate commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity imports an item from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (c)  the item is not:

                              (i)  an import sanctioned good; or

                             (ii)  food or medicine; or

                            (iii)  coal, iron or iron ore; and

                     (d)  the import of the item:

                              (i)  is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14C; or

                             (ii)  is not in accordance with a condition specified in a permit under regulation 14C.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

8E  Offence for procuring coal, iron or iron ore

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person procures goods from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the goods are coal, iron or iron ore; and

                     (c)  the procurement of the goods:

                              (i)  is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14D; or

                             (ii)  is not in accordance with a condition specified in a permit under regulation 14D.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code (extended geographical jurisdiction—category A) applies to an offence against subregulation (1).

             (3)  A person, whether or not in Australia, and whether or not an Australian citizen, commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person uses the services of an Australian ship or Australian aircraft to transport goods, in the course of, or for the purpose of, procuring the goods from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the goods are coal, iron or iron ore; and

                     (c)  the procurement of the goods:

                              (i)  is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14D; or

                             (ii)  is not in accordance with a condition specified in a permit under regulation 14D.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (4)  A body corporate commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity procures goods from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (c)  the goods are coal, iron or iron ore; and

                     (d)  the procurement of the goods:

                              (i)  is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14D; or

                             (ii)  is not in accordance with a condition specified in a permit under regulation 14D.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Part 2UN sanction enforcement laws and authorisations

Division 1UN sanction enforcement laws

9  Prohibitions relating to a sanctioned supply

             (2)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person makes a sanctioned supply; and

                     (b)  the sanctioned supply is not an authorised supply.

             (3)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (2).

Note:          This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

             (4)  A person, whether or not in Australia, and whether or not an Australian citizen, contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person uses the services of an Australian ship or an Australian aircraft to transport or export sanctioned goods in the course of, or for the purpose of, making a sanctioned supply; and

                     (b)  the sanctioned supply is not an authorised supply.

             (5)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity, wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity makes a sanctioned supply; and

                     (c)  the sanctioned supply is not an authorised supply.

Note:          This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

10  Prohibitions relating to import sanctioned goods

             (2)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person procures import sanctioned goods from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or from a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the import sanctioned goods are not import authorised goods.

          (2A)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person receives import sanctioned goods from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the import sanctioned goods are received for the purposes of repair, servicing, refurbishing, testing, reverse‑engineering or marketing by the person or another person; and

                     (c)  the import sanctioned goods are not import authorised goods.

             (3)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (2) or (2A).

Note:          This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

             (4)  A person, whether or not in Australia, and whether or not an Australian citizen, contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person uses the services of an Australian ship or an Australian aircraft to transport import sanctioned goods in the course of, or for the purpose of, procuring or receiving the goods from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or from a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the import sanctioned goods are not import authorised goods.

             (5)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity, wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity procures import sanctioned goods from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (c)  the import sanctioned goods are not import authorised goods.

             (6)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity, wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity receives import sanctioned goods from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (c)  the import sanctioned goods are received for the purposes of repair, servicing, refurbishing, testing, reverse engineering or marketing by the other body corporate or entity or another person; and

                     (d)  the import sanctioned goods are not import authorised goods.

Note:          This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

11  Prohibitions relating to sanctioned services

             (2)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person provides a sanctioned service; and

                     (b)  the sanctioned service is not an authorised service; and

                     (c)  the sanctioned service is not provided in relation to an authorised supply.

             (3)  A person contravenes this regulation if the person procures a sanctioned service from:

                     (a)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (b)  a person in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (c)  a national of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

             (4)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (2) or (3).

Note:          This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

             (5)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity, wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity provides a sanctioned service or procures a sanctioned service from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                            (iii)  a national of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (c)  the sanctioned service is not an authorised service; and

                     (d)  the sanctioned service is not provided in relation to an authorised supply.

Note:          This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

11A  Prohibition relating to bunkering service

             (1)  A person contravenes this regulation if the person provides a bunkering service to a DPRK vessel and the provision of the bunkering service is not authorised in accordance with subregulation (3).

             (2)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity provides a bunkering service to a DPRK vessel and the provision of the bunkering service is not authorised in accordance with subregulation (3).

             (3)  The provision of a bunkering service to a DPRK vessel is authorised:

                     (a)  by a permit under regulation 14F; or

                     (b)  if the bunkering service is provided in a foreign country—by a permit:

                              (i)  granted by the foreign country; and

                             (ii)  properly granted by the foreign country; and

                            (iii)  granted in a way that accords with the foreign country’s obligations under Resolution 1718 and Resolution 1874.

11B  Prohibitions relating to engaging in sanctioned commercial activity

Prohibition—persons

             (1)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person engages in a sanctioned commercial activity; and

                     (b)  the sanctioned commercial activity is not an authorised commercial activity.

Note:          Paragraph (b)—see subregulation (4).

Extraterritorial operation

             (2)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of this regulation.

Note:          This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

Prohibition—body corporates

             (3)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity, wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity engages in a sanctioned commercial activity; and

                     (c)  the sanctioned commercial activity is not an authorised commercial activity.

Note:          Paragraph (b)—see subregulation (4).

Strict liability

             (4)  Strict liability applies to the circumstance mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) and (3)(c) that the sanctioned commercial activity is not an authorised commercial activity.

Note 1:       For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

Note 2:       A sanctioned commercial activity is not an authorised commercial activity if it is not carried out in accordance with a permit under regulation 14G.

Note 3:       This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

11C  Prohibitions relating to holding a bank account

             (1)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person holds a bank account; and

                     (b)  the account provider is:

                              (i)  a financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a branch or subsidiary, wherever located, of a financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                            (iii)  a financial institution, wherever domiciled, that is controlled by an entity or person domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (c)  the Minister has directed the person, by written notice under regulation 8B, to close the bank account; and

                     (d)  the person fails to comply with the notice.

Note:          Paragraph (c)—see subregulation (4).

             (2)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (1).

Note:          This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

             (3)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity holds a bank account; and

                     (c)  the account provider is:

                              (i)  a financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a branch or subsidiary, wherever located, of a financial institution domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                            (iii)  a financial institution, wherever domiciled, that is controlled by an entity or person domiciled in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (d)  the Minister has directed the other body corporate or entity, by written notice under regulation 8B, to close the bank account; and

                     (e)  the other body corporate or entity fails to comply with the notice.

Note:          Paragraph (d)—see subregulation (4).

             (4)  Strict liability applies to paragraphs (1)(c) and (3)(d).

Note 1:       For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

Note 2:       This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

11D  Prohibition on vessel ownership and registration etc.

             (1)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person does any of the following:

                              (i)  registers a vessel in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                             (ii)  obtains an authority that entitles a vessel to fly the flag of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                            (iii)  provides a classification or certification service, or related service, in respect of a DPRK flagged or registered vessel;

                            (iv)  leases or operates a DPRK flagged or registered vessel;

                             (v)  insures a DPRK flagged or registered vessel;

                            (vi)  provides insurance or reinsurance services to a vessel owned, controlled or operated by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or by a person or entity in, or a national of, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  that action is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14H.

             (2)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person owns a DPRK flagged or registered vessel; and

                     (b)  ownership of the vessel is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14HA.

             (3)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (1) or (2).

Note:          This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

             (4)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity does any of the following:

                              (i)  registers a vessel in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                             (ii)  obtains authority that a vessel is entitled to fly the flag of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                            (iii)  provides a classification or certification service, or related service, in respect of a DPRK flagged or registered vessel;

                            (iv)  leases or operates a DPRK flagged or registered vessel;

                             (v)  insures a DPRK flagged or registered vessel;

                            (vi)  provides insurance or reinsurance services to a vessel owned, controlled or operated by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or by a person or entity in, or a national of, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (c)  that action is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14H.

             (5)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity owns a DPRK flagged or registered vessel; and

                     (c)  ownership of the vessel is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14HA.

Note:          This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

11E  Prohibition on services relating to arms and related matériel

             (1)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person procures technical training, advice, services or assistance from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                            (iii)  a national of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  that procurement is related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of arms and related matériel.

             (2)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (1).

Note:          This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

             (3)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity procures technical training, advice, services or assistance from:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                            (iii)  a national of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (c)  that procurement is related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of arms and related matériel.

Note:          This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

11F  When Minister must direct vessel not to enter any port in Australia

Vessels owned or controlled by certain designated persons or entities, or carrying prohibited cargo

             (1)  Subject to subregulations (3) and (5), the Minister must direct, in writing, a vessel not to enter any port in Australia if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that:

                     (a)  the vessel is owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by a designated person or entity within the meaning of paragraph (b) or (c) of the definition of that expression; or

                     (b)  the vessel contains cargo and the supply, sale, transfer or export of that cargo is prohibited by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council.

             (3)  The Minister must not give a direction relating to a vessel under subregulation (1) if:

                     (a)  the vessel needs to enter a port in Australia:

                              (i)  because of an emergency; or

                            (ia)  to return to its port of origination; or

                             (ii)  for inspection; or

                     (b)  both:

                              (i)  the vessel needs to enter a port in Australia for humanitarian purposes or for any other purposes consistent with the objectives of Resolution 2270; and

                             (ii)  the vessel’s entry has been approved in advance by the Committee.

Vessels designated by the Committee

             (4)  Subject to subregulation (5), if a vessel is designated by the Committee for the purposes of paragraph 12(c) of Resolution 2321, the Minister must direct, in writing, the vessel not to enter any port in Australia unless the vessel does so:

                     (a)  because of an emergency; or

                     (b)  to return to its port of origination; or

                     (c)  in accordance with a direction given by the Committee under paragraph 12(c) of Resolution 2321.

Australia’s obligations under international law

             (5)  The Minister is not required to give a direction under subregulation (1) or (4) if he or she is satisfied that the direction would be inconsistent with Australia’s obligations under international law.

11G  Prohibition relating to sanctioned vessels

                   A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person has command or charge of a vessel; and

                     (b)  the person is not the vessel’s pilot; and

                     (c)  a direction relating to the vessel has been given under regulation 11F; and

                     (d)  the vessel enters a port in Australia.

Note:          This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

12  Prohibition relating to dealings with designated person or entity

             (2)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person directly or indirectly makes an asset available to, or for the benefit of:

                              (i)  a designated person or entity; or

                             (ii)  a person or entity acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated person or entity; or

                            (iii)  an entity that is owned or controlled, including through illicit means, by a person or entity acting on behalf of or at the direction of a designated person or entity; and

                     (b)  the making available of the asset is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14.

             (3)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (2).

Note 1:       Subregulation (3) has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial application.

Note 2:       This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

13  Prohibition relating to controlled assets

             (2)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person holds a controlled asset; and

                     (b)  the person:

                              (i)  uses or deal with the asset; or

                             (ii)  allows the asset to be used or dealt with; or

                            (iii)  facilitates the use of the asset or dealing with the asset; and

                     (c)  the use or dealing is not authorised by a permit under regulation 14.

             (3)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subregulation (2).

Note 1:       Subregulation (3) has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial application.

Note 2:       This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

13AA  Prohibitions relating to engaging in sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation

Prohibition—persons

             (1)  A person contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the person engages in sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation; and

                     (b)  the sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation is not authorised scientific or technical cooperation.

Note:          Paragraph (b)—see subregulation (4).

Extraterritorial operation

             (2)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code (extended geographical jurisdiction—category A) applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of this regulation.

Note:          This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.

Prohibition—bodies corporate

             (3)  A body corporate contravenes this regulation if:

                     (a)  the body corporate has effective control over the actions of another body corporate or entity, wherever incorporated or situated; and

                     (b)  the other body corporate or entity engages in sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation; and

                     (c)  the sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation is not authorised scientific or technical cooperation.

Note:          Paragraph (c)—see subregulation (4).

Strict liability

             (4)  Strict liability applies to the circumstance mentioned in paragraphs (1)(b) and (3)(c) that the sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation is not authorised scientific or technical cooperation.

Note:          This regulation is a UN sanction enforcement law as specified by the Minister under the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.

Division 2Authorisations

13A  Minister may grant permits

             (1)  The Minister may grant a permit under this Division:

                     (a)  on the Minister’s initiative; or

                     (b)  on application by a person.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this Division.

             (2)  A permit may be granted subject to conditions specified in the permit.

14  Permit for assets and controlled assets

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising:

                     (a)  the making available of an asset to a person or entity that would otherwise contravene subregulation 12(2); or

                     (b)  a use of, or dealing with, a controlled asset.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this subregulation.

             (2)  If an application is made for a permit, the application must specify whether it is an application for:

                     (a)  a basic expense dealing; or

                     (b)  a legally required dealing; or

                     (c)  an extraordinary expense dealing.

Note:          For the meanings of the permissible dealings mentioned in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), see regulation 5 of the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008.

             (5)  If the application is for a basic expense dealing, the Minister:

                     (a)  must notify the Committee of the application; and

                     (b)  may grant a permit only if 5 working days have passed since the notice was given, and the Committee has not advised against granting a permit to the applicant.

             (6)  If the application is for a legally required dealing, the Minister must notify the Committee of the application before granting a permit.

             (7)  If the application is for an extraordinary expense dealing, the Minister:

                     (a)  must notify the Committee of the application; and

                     (b)  may grant a permit only with the approval of the Committee.

Note:          Part 2 of the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008 applies to these Regulations.

             (8)  However, subregulations (2), (5), (6) and (7) do not apply in relation to an application for a permit authorising:

                     (a)  the making available of an asset to a person or entity designated by the Minister under regulation 4A; or

                     (b)  a use of, or dealing with, an asset that would be a controlled asset referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition of controlled asset in regulation 4 if each reference to a designated person or entity in those paragraphs were a reference only to a person or entity designated by the Minister under regulation 4A;

if:

                     (c)  the asset is required to carry out activities of:

                              (i)  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s missions to the United Nations, or a specialised agency or related organisation of the United Nations; or

                             (ii)  other diplomatic or consular missions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (d)  the Committee has determined in advance that the asset is required for the delivery of humanitarian assistance, denuclearisation or any other purpose consistent with the objectives of Resolution 2270.

14A  Permit to export items (other than export sanctioned goods etc.)

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the export of an item.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit if the Minister is satisfied that the item proposed to be exported is not an item that could directly contribute to the development of the operational capabilities of:

                     (a)  the armed forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (b)  the armed forces of a Member State outside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

             (3)  However, if the Minister is not so satisfied in respect of the item proposed to be exported, the Minister may grant a permit in respect of the item if:

                     (a)  all of the following are satisfied:

                              (i)  the item is being exported for humanitarian purposes or exclusively for the livelihood of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                             (ii)  the item will not be used by a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to generate revenue;

                            (iii)  the item does not relate to any activity prohibited by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council;

                            (iv)  the Committee has been notified of the proposed export in advance;

                             (v)  the Committee has been informed of measures taken to prevent the diversion of the item for such other purposes; or

                     (b)  the Committee has been notified of the proposed export and the Committee has determined that it would not be contrary to the objectives of Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council.

14B  Permit to make a sanctioned supply

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the making of a sanctioned supply.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit only if:

                     (a)  the sanctioned supply is a supply, sale or transfer of aviation fuel to address essential humanitarian needs; or

                     (b)  the sanctioned supply is a supply, sale or transfer of a new vessel, or a new helicopter, that is not arms or related matériel.

             (3)  The Minister must not grant a permit unless the Committee has approved the sanctioned supply in advance.

14C  Permit to import items or goods (other than import sanctioned goods etc.)

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the import of an item.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit if the Minister is satisfied that the item proposed to be imported is not an item that could directly contribute to the development of the operational capabilities of:

                     (a)  the armed forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; or

                     (b)  the armed forces of a Member State outside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

             (3)  However, if the Minister is not so satisfied in respect of the item proposed to be imported, the Minister may grant a permit in respect of the item if:

                     (a)  all of the following are satisfied:

                              (i)  the item is being imported for humanitarian purposes or exclusively for the livelihood of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                             (ii)  the item will not be used by a person or entity in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to generate revenue;

                            (iii)  the item does not relate to any activity prohibited by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council;

                            (iv)  the Committee has been notified of the proposed import in advance;

                             (v)  the Committee has been informed of measures taken to prevent the diversion of the item for such other purposes; or

                     (b)  the Committee has been notified of the proposed import and the Committee has determined that it would not be contrary to the objectives of Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094 or Resolution 2270, or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council.

14D  Permit to procure coal, iron or iron ore

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the procurement of coal, iron or iron ore.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit only if:

                     (a)  in relation to coal—all of the following are satisfied:

                              (i)  the Minister is able to confirm, on reasonable grounds, that the coal originated outside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and was transported through the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea solely for export from the Port of Rajin (Rason);

                             (ii)  the procurement was notified to the Committee in advance;

                            (iii)  the procurement is unrelated to generating revenue for the nuclear or ballistic missile programs, or other weapons of mass destruction programs, of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or for activities prohibited by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094, Resolution 2270, Resolution 2321 or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council; or

                    (aa)  in relation to coal—the procurement is in accordance with paragraph 29(b) of Resolution 2270, as amended by paragraph 26 of Resolution 2321; or

                     (b)  in relation to iron or iron ore—the procurement is:

                              (i)  exclusively for the livelihood of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                             (ii)  unrelated to generating revenue for the nuclear or ballistic missile programs, or other weapons of mass destruction programs, of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or for activities prohibited by Resolution 1718, Resolution 1874, Resolution 2087, Resolution 2094, Resolution 2270, Resolution 2321 or any other relevant Resolution of the Security Council.

14E  Permit to provide crewing services etc.

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the provision of a sanctioned service if the service involves:

                     (a)  the leasing or chartering of an Australian ship or Australian aircraft to a person or entity mentioned in paragraph 8(1)(da); or

                     (b)  the provision of vessel or aircraft crewing services to a person or entity mentioned in paragraph 8(1)(da).

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit only if the Committee has approved the proposed service in advance.

14EA  Permit to provide public or private financial support for the purposes of trade

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the person to provide public or private financial support for the purposes of trade with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit only if the Committee has approved the provision of the financial support in advance.

14F  Permit to provide a bunkering service

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the provision of a bunkering service to a DPRK vessel.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister must not grant the permit if the Minister has reasonable grounds for believing that the vessel is carrying export sanctioned goods, unless the provision of the bunkering service:

                     (a)  is for humanitarian purposes; or

                     (b)  is necessary to facilitate the inspection, seizure or disposal of such goods.

             (3)  If paragraph (2)(b) applies, the Minister must only grant a permit for a specified period to enable the inspection, seizure or disposal of such goods to occur.

14G  Permit to provide sanctioned commercial activity

             (1)  The Minister may grant to a person a permit that authorises the person to engage in a specified sanctioned commercial activity.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister must not grant a permit unless the specified sanctioned commercial activity was approved by the Committee in advance.

14H  Permit to register vessel etc.

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising a specified action referred to in paragraph 11D(1)(a) or (4)(b) in relation to a vessel.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit only if:

                     (a)  for a permit authorising an action referred to in subparagraph 11D(1)(a)(i) to (v) or (4)(b)(i) to (v)—the Committee has approved the action in advance; and

                     (b)  for a permit authorising an action referred to in subparagraph 11D(1)(a)(vi) or (4)(b)(vi)—a determination referred to in paragraph 22 of Resolution 2321 is in effect in relation to the vessel.

Note:          Both paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subregulation may apply to a particular permit (for example, the provision of insurance services to a vessel that is registered in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and also owned by a national of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea may be an action referred to in both subparagraphs 11D(1)(a)(v) and (a)(vi)).

14HA  Permit to own vessel

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the ownership of a DPRK flagged or registered vessel.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit only if the Committee has approved the ownership in advance.

14HB  Permit to engage in scientific or technical cooperation

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the person to engage in specified sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  If the sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation is in any of the following fields:

                     (a)  nuclear science and technology;

                     (b)  aerospace or aeronautical engineering and technology;

                     (c)  advanced manufacturing production techniques and methods;

the Minister may grant a permit for the cooperation only if the Committee has determined that the cooperation will not contribute to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or ballistic missile‑related programs.

             (3)  If the sanctioned scientific or technical cooperation is not in a field mentioned in subregulation (2), the Minister may grant a permit for the cooperation only if:

                     (a)  the Minister is satisfied that the cooperation will not contribute to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or ballistic missile‑related programs; and

                     (b)  the Committee has been notified that the Minister is so satisfied.

14HC  Permit to procure statue

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the person to procure, receive or transport a specified import sanctioned good that is a statue.

Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted by the Minister under this regulation.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit only if the Committee has approved the procurement, receipt or transport in advance.

14J  Permit to engage in activity exempted under paragraph 46 of Resolution 2321

             (1)  The Minister may grant a person a permit authorising the person to engage in a specified activity.

             (2)  The Minister may grant a permit only if the Committee has exempted the activity in advance under paragraph 46 of Resolution 2321.

             (3)  The provisions of Part 1A, and the provisions of Division 1 of this Part, do not apply to a person who engages in an activity in accordance with a permit granted under this regulation.

Part 3Miscellaneous

  

15  Delegations by Minister

             (1)  The Minister may delegate the Minister’s powers and functions under these Regulations (other than this power of delegation) to:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Department; or

                     (b)  an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department.

             (2)  The delegation must be in writing.

             (3)  The delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister in exercising powers or functions under the delegation.

15A  No claim for breach of contract or failure to perform transaction

             (1)  This regulation applies to:

                     (a)  the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and

                     (b)  the following persons and entities:

                              (i)  a person who is resident or national of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                             (ii)  a person or entity subject to the jurisdiction of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea;

                            (iii)  a designated person or entity;

                            (iv)  a person or entity able to claim through, or for the benefit of, the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or a person or entity mentioned in subparagraph (i), (ii) or (iii).

             (2)  The government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or the person or entity, must not make a claim or demand, or take any action, against any other person or entity for breach of contract or a failure to perform a transaction if the performance of the contract or transaction was prevented:

                     (a)  under these Regulations; or

                     (b)  because of resolutions relating to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as existing from time to time.

Note:          Resolutions relating to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea could in 2016 be viewed on the United Nations’ website (http://www.un.org).

             (3)  This regulation has effect despite any other law of the Commonwealth or any law of a State or Territory.

16  Transitional

                   The Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Luxury Goods List 2006 is maintained in existence and is taken to have been made under subregulation 5(2).


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Number and year

FRLI registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

30, 2008

20 Mar 2008 (F2008L00925)

24 Mar 2008 (r 2)

 

42, 2008

11 Apr 2008 (F2008L01051)

12 Apr 2008 (r 2)

182, 2009

10 July 2009 (F2009L02712)

11 July 2009 (r 2)

193, 2009

30 July 2009 (F2009L02941)

31 July 2009 (r 2)

173, 2013

15 July 2013 (F2013L01384)

16 July 2013 (s 2)

193, 2014

15 Dec 2014 (F2014L01705)

Sch 1 (items 1–4): 16 Dec 2014 (s 2)

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Amendment Regulation 2016

29 Nov 2016 (F2016L01829)

30 Nov 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2017

5 July 2017 (F2017L00878)

Sch 1 (items 25–63): 5 Aug 2017 (s 2(1) item 3)
Remainder: 6 July 2017 (s 2(1) items 1, 2)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

r 2.............................................

rep LA s 48D

r 3.............................................

rep LA s 48C

r 4.............................................

am No 182, 2009; F2016L01829; F2017L00878

r 4A..........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 5.............................................

am No 182, 2009; No 193, 2014; F2016L01829; F2017L00878

r 6.............................................

am No 173, 2013; F2016L01829; F2017L00878

r 7.............................................

am No 182, 2009; No 193, 2014; F2016L01829; F2017L00878

r 8.............................................

am No 182, 2009; No 173, 2013; F2016L01829; F2017L00878

r 8A..........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 8B...........................................

ad F2016L01829

 

am F2017L00878

Part 1A

 

Part 1A......................................

ad F2016L01829

r 8C...........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 8D..........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 8E...........................................

ad F2016L01829

Part 2

 

Part 2 heading...........................

rs F2016L01829

Division 1

 

Division 1 heading....................

ad F2016L01829

r 9.............................................

am No 42, 2008; No 182, 2009; No 193, 2009

r 10...........................................

am No 42, 2008; F2016L01829; F2017L00878

r 11...........................................

am No 42, 2008; No 182, 2009

r 11A........................................

ad No 182, 2009

 

am F2016L01829

 

ed C8

r 11B.........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 11C.........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 11D........................................

ad F2016L01829

 

am F2017L00878

r 11E.........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 11F.........................................

ad F2016L01829

 

am F2017L00878

r 11G........................................

ad F2016L01829

 

am F2017L00878

r 12...........................................

am No 42, 2008; No 173, 2013; F2016L01829; F2017L00878

r 13...........................................

am No 42, 2008; F2016L01829; F2017L00878

r 13AA......................................

ad F2017L00878

Division 2

 

Division 2 heading....................

ad F2016L01829

r 13A........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 14...........................................

am F2016L01829; F2017L00878

r 14A........................................

ad No 182, 2009

 

rs F2016L01829

r 14B.........................................

ad No 182, 2009

 

rs F2016L01829

 

am F2017L00878

r 14C.........................................

ad No 182, 2009

 

rs F2016L01829

r 14D........................................

ad F2016L01829

 

am F2017L00878

r 14E.........................................

ad F2016L01829

 

am F2017L00878

r 14EA......................................

ad F2017L00878

r 14F.........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 14G........................................

ad F2016L01829

r 14H........................................

ad F2016L01829

 

rs F2017L00878

r 14HA......................................

ad F2017L00878

r 14HB......................................

ad F2017L00878

r 14HC......................................

ad F2017L00878

r 14J..........................................

ad F2017L00878

Part 3

 

r 15A........................................

ad F2016L01829

 

Endnote 5—Editorial changes

In preparing this compilation for registration, the following kinds of editorial change(s) were made under the Legislation Act 2003.

 

Paragraph 11A(2)(b)

 

Kind of editorial change

 

Change to punctuation

 

Details of editorial change

 

Schedule 1 item 17 of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions — Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1) inserted regulation 11A.

 

There is no full stop at the end of paragraph 11A(2)(b).

 

This compilation was editorially changed by inserting a full stop at the end of paragraph 11A(2)(b) to bring it into line with legislative drafting practice.