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Document 32024R1338

Council Regulation (EU) 2024/1338 of 14 May 2024 amending Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 concerning restrictive measures in view of Iran’s military support of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine

ST/9150/2024/INIT

OJ L, 2024/1338, 15.5.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2024/1338/oj (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2024/1338/oj

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2024/1338

15.5.2024

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2024/1338

of 14 May 2024

amending Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 concerning restrictive measures in view of Iran’s military support of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 215 thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision (CFSP) 2024/1336 of 14 May 2024 amending Decision (CFSP) 2023/1532 concerning restrictive measures in view of Iran’s military support to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine (1).

Having regard to the joint proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

On 20 July 2023, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 (2).

(2)

Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 gives effect to certain measures provided for in Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/1532 (3).

(3)

In view of the seriousness of the situation with regard to Iran’s military support to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2024/1336 amending Decision (CFSP) 2023/1532 on 14 May 2024.

(4)

Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 should be amended and asset freeze measures should be imposed against natural and legal persons, entities or bodies responsible for, supporting, or being involved in Iran’s missile programme or supplying, selling or otherwise involved in transferring Iran’s missiles or unmanned aerial vehicles or related technologies to Russia in support of its war of aggression against Ukraine, or to armed groups and entities undermining peace and security in the Middle East and the Red Sea region, or in breach of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015). As a consequence, the title of Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 should also be amended.

(5)

It is also appropriate to prohibit the export, sale, transfer or supply to Iran of further components that could be used in the development and production of unmanned aerial vehicles.

(6)

Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 is amended as follows:

(1)

the title is replaced by the following:

‘Council Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 of 20 July 2023 concerning restrictive measures in view of Iran’s military support to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and to armed groups and entities in the Middle East and the Red Sea region’.

(2)

in Article 3, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   All funds and economic resources belonging to, or owned, held or controlled by natural or legal persons, entities or bodies:

(a)

responsible for, supporting or involved in Iran’s UAV or missile programme;

(b)

supplying, selling or otherwise involved in transferring Iran’s UAVs or missiles or related technologies:

(i)

to Russia in support of its war of aggression against Ukraine;

(ii)

to armed groups and entities undermining peace and security in the Middle East and the Red Sea region;

(iii)

to natural or legal persons, entities or bodies acting in breach of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015); or

(c)

associated with natural or legal persons, entities or bodies referred to in point (a) or point (b);

as listed in Annex III, shall be frozen.’.

(3)

Annex II is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 14 May 2024.

For the Council

The President

V. VAN PETEGHEM


(1)   OJ L, 2024/1336, 15.5.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2024/1336/oj.

(2)  Council Regulation (EU) 2023/1529 of 20 July 2023 concerning restrictive measures in view of Iran’s military support to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine (OJ L 186, 25.7.2023, p. 1).

(3)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/1532 of 20 July 2023 concerning restrictive measures in view of Iran’s military support to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine (OJ L 186, 25.7.2023, p. 20).


ANNEX

In Regulation (EU) 2023/1529, Annex II is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX II

List of items referred to in Article 2

Category 3 — Electronics

Description

CN code

Integrated circuits as follows: Field Programable Gate Array (FPGA), microcontrollers, microprocessors, signal processors, signal analysers, Analogue-to-Digital Converters (ADC), voltage regulators, video encoders and DC-DC converters.

ex 8542 31

ex 8542 39

“Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits” (“MMIC”) amplifiers and devices

ex 8542 33

8543 70 02

RF filters or Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) filters, suitable for aircraft

ex 8548 00

Tantalum capacitors

8532 21

Aluminium electrolytic capacitors

8532 22

Ceramic dielectric multilayer capacitors

8532 24

Storage integrated circuits, as follows:

1.

Electrically erasable programmable read-only memories (EEPROMs) with a storage capacity;

(a)

exceeding 16 Mbits per package for flash memory types; or

(b)

exceeding either of the following limits for all other EEPROM types:

(i)

exceeding 1 Mbit per package; or

(ii)

exceeding 256 kbit per package and a maximum access time of less than 80 ns;

2.

Static random access memories (SRAMs) with a storage capacity:

(a)

exceeding 1 Mbit per package; or

(b)

exceeding 256 kbit per package and a maximum access time of less than 25 ns;

ex 8542 32

Mounted piezo-electric crystals

8541 60

Category 6 — Sensors and lasers

Description

CN code

Cameras for aerial survey

ex 9006 30

Thermal sensors for cameras

ex 8529 90

ex 8542 39

ex 9006 91

ex 9013 80

ex 9025 80

ex 9025 90

ex 9026 80

ex 9026 90

ex 9027 50

ex 9032 10

Night vision cameras

8525 83

Cameras that meet the criteria of Note 3 to 6A003.b.4. (1)

ex 8525 89

ex 9006 30

Airborne laser rangefinders

ex 9013 20 00

ex 9013 80 00

ex 9013 90 80

ex 9015 10

ex 9015 80

ex 9015 90

ex 9031 80 20

ex 9031 80 80

ex 9031 90 00

ex 9033 00 90

“Primary cells” or batteries having an energy density of 150 Wh/kg or more at 293 K (20 oC);

ex 8506

Category 7 — Navigation and avionics

Description

CN code

Inertial Navigation systems, Inertial Measuring Units (IMU), accelerometers or gyros

ex 9014 20

Aerials and aerial reflectors for “aircraft”

ex 8517 71

ex 8529 10

“Satellite navigation system” equipment, including aerials and antennas suitable for the reception of GNSS signals

ex 8526 91

ex 8529 90

ex 8526 10

ex 8526 92

ex 8517 71

ex 8529 10

Digital flight data recorders

8543 70 04

Radars for “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” and specially designed components thereof.

Note: this control includes but is not limited to the following radars; Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), Airborne Intercept (AI), Target Tracking (TT), Anti-aircraft Artillery (AAA), Target Acquisition (TA), Airborne Early Warning (AEW).

ex 8526 10

ex 8529 90

Radio navigational aid apparatus for “aircraft” and specially designed components thereof

ex 8526 91

ex 8529 90

Telecommunications apparatus, devices or machines, for “aircraft”

ex 8517 62

ex 8517 69

Flight control units for “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” (“UAVs”)

ex 8537 10

ex 8807 30

Remote control units for “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” (“UAVs”)

ex 8517 61

ex 8526 92

ex 8537 10

ex 8543 70 90

ex 8807 30

Category 9 — Aerospace and propulsion

Description

CN code

“Unmanned aerial vehicles” (“UAVs”) other than those designed for carrying passengers

8806 91

8806 92

8806 93

8806 94

8806 99

Aero gas turbine engines (turboprop, turbojet and turbofan) for “aircraft”, and specially designed components thereof

ex 8411 11

ex 8411 12

ex 8411 21

ex 8411 22

ex 8411 91

Spark-ignition reciprocating or rotary internal combustion piston engines for “aircraft”

8407 10

Parts suitable for use solely or principally with internal combustion piston engine for “aircraft”

8409 10

Compression-ignition internal combustion piston engines for “aircraft”

ex 8408 90

Servomotor for “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” (“UAVs”)

ex 8501

ex 8807 30

Launch systems for “UAVs”

ex 8805 10

ex 8807 30

Ground support equipment for “UAVs”

ex 8807 30

Category 10 — Technology

Technology, designed or specifically adapted for the testing, development or production of equipment listed above.

DEFINITIONS:

“Aircraft” means a fixed wing, swivel wing, rotary wing (helicopter), tilt rotor or tilt-wing airborne vehicle.

“Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit” (“MMIC”) means a monolithic integrated circuit that operates at microwave or millimetre wave frequencies.

“Primary cell” means a cell which is not designed to be charged by any other source.

“Satellite navigation system” means a system consisting of ground stations, a constellation of satellites, and receivers, that enables receiver locations to be calculated on the basis of signals received from the satellites; it includes Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Regional Navigation Satellite Systems (RNSS).

“Unmanned Aerial Vehicle” (“UAV”) means any aircraft capable of initiating flight and sustaining controlled flight and navigation without any human presence on board.’.


(1)   See Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2021 setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items (OJ L 206, 11.6.2021, p. 1).


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2024/1338/oj

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