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Document 32000R0337

Council Regulation (EC) No 337/2000 of 14 February 2000 concerning a flight ban and a freeze of funds and other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan

OB L 43, 16.2.2000, p. 1–11 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

Legal status of the document No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 09/03/2001; отменен и заместен от 32001R0467

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32000R0337

Council Regulation (EC) No 337/2000 of 14 February 2000 concerning a flight ban and a freeze of funds and other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan

Official Journal L 043 , 16/02/2000 P. 0001 - 0011


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 337/2000

of 14 February 2000

concerning a flight ban and a freeze of funds and other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Articles 60 and 301 thereof,

Having regard to Council Common Position 1999/727/CFSP of 15 November 1999 concerning restrictive measures against the Taliban(1),

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1) On 15 October 1999, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1267 (1999); in paragraph 2 of that resolution the Security Council demanded that the Taliban without delay hand over Usama bin Laden to the authorities mentioned in that paragraph.

(2) In paragraph 3 of Resolution 1267 (1999) the Security Council decided that a flight ban and a freeze of funds and other financial resources as set out in paragraph 4 of that resolution should be imposed on 14 November 1999 unless the Security Council decided that the Taliban had fully complied with the obligation set out in the aforementioned paragraph 2.

(3) The measures set out in paragraph 4 of Resolution 1267 (1999) fall under the scope of the Treaty and, therefore, notably with a view to avoiding distortion of competition, Community legislation is necessary to implement the relevant decisions of the Security Council as far as the territory of the Community is concerned, such territory being deemed to encompass, for the purposes of this Regulation, the territories of the Member States to which the Treaty is applicable, under the conditions laid down in that Treaty.

(4) In order to create maximum legal certainty within the Community, names and other relevant data with regard to persons and bodies and aircraft, as designated by the Committee established under the Resolution 1267 (1999), should be made publicly known; appropriate procedures should be established within the Community regarding this aspect.

(5) Resolution 1267 (1999) provides for certain exemptions to the restrictions imposed on the condition of prior approval of the said Committee.

(6) The approval of the said Committee should be obtained through the competent national authorities of the Member States, whose names and addresses should, therefore, be made available and annexed to this Regulation.

(7) For reasons of expediency, the Commission should be empowered to supplement and/or amend the Annexes to this Regulation on the basis of pertinent notifications from the said Committee.

(8) The competent authorities of the Member States should, where necessary, be empowered to ensure compliance with this Regulation.

(9) Violations of the provisions of this Regulation should be penalised and Member States should impose appropriate penalties to that effect.

(10) The Security Council calls for the measures to be applied notwithstanding any rights conferred or obligations imposed by any international agreement signed or any contract entered into or any licence or permit granted before the entry into force of the relevant paragraphs of Resolution 1267 (1999) enter into force.

(11) The Commission and Member States should inform each other of the measures taken under this Regulation and of other relevant information at their disposal in connection with this Regulation, and cooperate with the said Committee, including by supplying information to it,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the purpose of this Regulation:

1. Taliban shall mean: the Afghan faction which also calls itself the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan;

2. Taliban Sanctions Committee shall mean: the Committee established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999).

Article 2

This Regulation shall apply to any funds, other financial resources, and aircraft designated by the Taliban Sanctions Committee.

The funds and other financial resources referred to in the first subparagraph shall be listed in Annex I and the aircraft referred to therein in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 3

1. All funds and other financial resources designated by the Taliban Sanctions Committee, listed in Annex I, shall be frozen.

2. No funds or other financial resources designated by the Taliban Sanctions Committee, listed in Annex I, shall be made available to or for the benefit of the Taliban or any undertaking owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the Taliban.

Article 4

Without prejudice to the Community rules concerning confidentiality and to the provisions of Article 284 of the Treaty, the competent authorities of the Member States shall have the power to require banks, other financial institutions, insurance companies, and other bodies and persons to provide all relevant information necessary for ensuring compliance with this Regulation.

Article 5

It shall be prohibited for any aircraft designated by the Taliban Sanctions Committee, listed in Annex, II, to take off from, or land in, the territory of the Community.

Article 6

1. Article 3 shall not apply to funds and other financial resources for which the Taliban Sanctions Committee has granted an exemption.

2. Article 5 shall not apply to flights for which the Taliban Sanctions Committee has granted an exemption.

3. No exemptions from Articles 3 and 5 other than those referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article may be granted.

4. Exemptions referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be obtained, where appropriate, through the competent authorities of the Member States listed in Annex III. Exemptions granted by the Taliban Sanctions Committee shall apply throughout the Community.

Article 7

Without prejudice to the rights and obligations of the Member States under the Charter of the United Nations, the Commission shall:

- supplement and/or amend Annexes I and II on the basis of determinations made by the United Nations Security Council or the Taliban Sanctions Committee,

- supplement and/or amend Annex III on the basis of information supplied by the competent authorities within the Community,

- maintain all the necessary contacts with the Taliban Sanctions Committee for the purpose of the effective implementation of this Regulation.

Article 8

The Commission and the Member States shall inform each other immediately of the measures taken under this Regulation and supply each other with the relevant information at their disposal in connection with this Regulation, and in respect of violation and enforcement problems or judgements handed down by national courts.

Article 9

This Regulation shall apply notwithstanding any rights conferred or obligations imposed by any international agreement signed or any contract entered into or any licence or permit granted before the entry into force of this Regulation.

Article 10

Each Member State shall determine the sanctions to be imposed where the provisions of this Regulation are infringed. Such sanctions shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

Article 11

This Regulation shall apply:

- within the territory of the Community, including its airspace,

- on board any aircraft or any vessel under the jurisdiction of a Member State,

- to any person elsewhere who is a national of a Member State,

- to any body which is incorporated or constituted under the law of a Member State.

Article 12

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

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

Done at Brussels, 14 February 2000.

For the Council

The President

J. GAMA

(1) OJ L 294, 16.11.1999, p. 1.

ANNEX I

List of funds and other financial resources referred to in Article 2

ANNEX II

List of aircrafts referred to in Article 2

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ANNEX III

List of competent authorities referred to in Article 6(4)

A. FLIGHT BAN

BELGIUM

Ministère des communications et de l'infrastructure

Administration de l'aéronautique

Centre Communications Nord - 4e étage

Rue du Progrès 80 - Boîte 5 B - 1030 Bruxelles Tel. (32-2) 206 32 00 Fax (32-2) 203 15 28

DENMARK

Civil Aviation Administration

Luftfartshuset

Box 744 Ellebjergvej 50 DK - 2450 København Tel. (45) 36 44 48 48 Fax (45) 36 44 03 03

GERMANY

Generaldirektor für Luft- und Raumfahrt

Bundesministerium für Verkehr

Postfach 200 100 D - 53170 Bonn Tel. (49-228) 300 45 00 Fax (49-228) 300 79 29

GREECE

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority

PO Box 73 751 GR - 16604 Helliniko Tel. (30-1) 894 42 63 Fax (30-1) 894 42 79

SPAIN

Direccion General de Aviación Civil

Ministerio de Fomento

Paseo de la Castellana, 67 E - 28071 Madrid Tel. (34-91) 597 70 00 Fax (34-91) 597 53 57

FRANCE

Ministere de l'équipement, des transports et du logement

Direction générale de l'aviation civile

Direction des transports aériens

50, rue Henri Farman F - 75720 Paris cedex 15 Tel. (33-1) 58 09 43 21 Fax (33-1) 58 09 36 36

IRELAND

General Director for Civil Aviation

Department of Transport, Energy and Communications

44, Kildare Street Dublin 2 Ireland Tel. (353-1) 604 10 36 Fax (353-1) 604 11 81

ITALY

Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC) Via di Villa Ricotti 42 I - 00161 Roma Tel. (39-06) 44 18 52 08/44 18 52 09 Fax (39-06) 44 18 53 16

LUXEMBOURG

Directeur de l'aviation civile

Ministère des transports

19-21, boulevard Royal L - 2938 Luxembourg Tel. (352) 478 44 12 Fax (352) 46 77 90

NETHERLAND

Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management

Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Plesmanweg 1-6 PO Box 90771 2509 LT Den Haag Netherlands Tel. (31-70) 351 72 45 Fax (31-70) 351 63 48

AUSTRIA

Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Verkehr

Zentralsektion Verkehr, Luftfahrt

Radetzkystrae 2 A - 1030 Wien Tel. (43-1) 711 62 70 00 Fax (43-1) 711 62 70 99

PORTUGAL

Instituto Nacional da Aviação Civil

Ministério do Equipamento Social

Rua B, edifícios 4, 5, 6

Aeroporto da Portela

P - 1749-034 Lisboa Tel.: (351-21) 842 35 00 Fax: (351-21) 840 23 98 Email: inacgeral@mail.telepac.pt

FINLAND

Civil Aviation Administration

Ilmailulaitos/Luftfartsverket

PO Box 50 FIN - 01531 Vantaa Tel. (358-9) 82 77 20 10 Fax (358-9) 82 77 20 91

SWEDEN

Regeringskansliet

Utrikesdepartementet

Rattssekretariatet för EU-fragor

Fredsgatan 6 S - 103 39 Stockholm Tel. (46-8) 405 10 00 Fax (46-8) 723 11 76

UNITED KINGDOM

Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions

International Aviation Negotiations

Great Minster House

76, Marsham Street London SW1P 4DR United Kingdom Tel. (44-171) 890 58 01 Fax (44-171) 676 21 94

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

Commission of the European Communities

Directorate-General for External Relations

Mr A. de Vries, DM24 5/75 Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200 B - 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel Tel.: (32-2) 295 68 80 Fax: (32-2) 295 73 31

B. FREEZE OF FUNDS

BELGIUM

Ministere des finances

Trésorerie

avenue des Arts 30 B - 1040 Bruxelles Fax (32-2) 233 75 18

DENMARK

Erhvervsfremmestyrelsen

Dahlerups Pakhus

Langelinie Alle 17 DK - 2100 København Ø Tel. (45) 35 46 60 00 Fax (45) 35 46 60 01

GERMANY

1. For examinations of the status of banks:

Landeszentralbank in Baden-Württemberg Postfach 10 60 21 D - 70049 Stuttgart Tel. 07 11/9 44-11 20/21/23 Fax. 07 11/9 44-19 06

Landeszentralbank in Freistaat Bayern D - 80291 München Tel. 0 89/280 89-32 64 Fax. 0 89/28 89-38 78

Landeszentralbank in Berlin und Brandenburg Postfach 11 01 60 D - 10831 Berlin Tel. 0 30/34 75/11 10/15/20 Fax. 0 30/34 75/11 90

Landeszentralbank in der Freien Hansestadt Hamburg, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und Schleswig-Holstein Postfach 57 03 48 D - 22772 Hamburg Tel. 0 40/37 07/66 00 Fax. 0 40/37 07-66 15

Landeszentralbank in Hessen Postfach 11 12 32 D - 60047 Frankfurt am Main Tel. 0 69/23 88-19 20 Fax. 0 69/23 88-19 19

Landeszentralbank in der Freien Hansestadt Bremen, in Niedersachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt Postfach 2 45 D - 30002 Hannover Tel. 05 11/30 33-27 23 Fax. 05 11/30 33-27 30

Landeszentralbank in Nordrhein-Westfalen Postfach 10 11 48 D - 40002 Düsseldorf Tel: 02 11/8 74-23 73/31 59 Fax: 02 11/8 74-23 78

Landeszentralbank in Rheinland-Pfalz und im Saarland Postfach 30 09 D - 55020 Mainz Tel: 0 61 31/3 77-4 10/4 16 Fax: 0 61 31/3 77-4 24

Landeszentralbank in den Freistaaten Sachsen und Thüringen Postfach 90 11 21 D - 04103 Leipzig Tel. 03 41/8 60-22 00 Fax. 03 41/8 60-23 89

2. For examinations of the status of companies, undertakings, entities and institutions other than banks:

Bundesausfuhramt

Referat 214

Postfach 51 60 D - 65726 Eschborn Tel. 0 61 96/9 08-0 Fax. 0 61/96/9 08-4 12

GREECE

Ministry of National Economy

Secretariat-General for International Economic Relations

Directorate-General for External Economic and Trade Relations

Director General Mr V. Kanellakis Ermou and Kornarou 1 GR - 105 63 Athens Tel. (31) 32 86 401-3 Fax (31) 32 86 404

SPAIN

Dirección General de Política Comercial e Inversiones Exteriores

Subdirección General de Gestión de las Transacciones con el Exterior

(Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda)

Po de la Castellana, 162 - Planta 9 E - 28046 Madrid Tel. (00-34) 91 583 74 00 Fax (00-34) 91 583 55 09 Direccion General del Tesoro y Política Financiera

Subdirección General de Inspección y Control de Movimientos de Capitales

(Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda)

Pl. de Jacinto Benavente, 3 E - 28071 Madrid Tel. (00-34) 91 360 45 88 Fax (00-34) 91 583 52 14

FRANCE

Ministère de l'économie, des finances et de l'industrie

Direction du Trésor

Service des affaires européennes et internationales

Sous-direction E

139, rue du Bercy F - 75572 Paris-cedex 12 Tel. (33-1) 44 87 17 17 Fax (33-1) 53 18 36 15

IRELAND

Central Bank of Ireland

Financial Markets Department

P.O. Box 559 Dame Street Dublin 2 Tel. (353-1) 671 66 66 Department of Foreign Affairs

Bilateral Economic Relations Section

76-78 Harcourt Street Dublin 2 Tel. (353-1) 408 24 92

ITALY

Ministero del Commercio Estero

Direzione Generale per la Politica Commerciale e per la Gestione del Regime degli Scambi

Divisione IV

Viale America, 341 I - 00144 Roma Tel: (39-06) 59 93 24 39 Fax: (39-06) 59 64 75 06

LUXEMBOURG

Ministère des affaires étrangères

Direction des relations économiques internationales et de la coopération

BP 1602 L - 1016 Luxembourg

NETHERLANDS

Ministerie van Financiën

Directie Wetgeving, Juridische en Bestuurlijke Zaken

Postbus 20201 2500 EE Den Haag Nederland Tel. (31-70) 342 82 27 Fax (31-70) 342 79 05

AUSTRIA

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Angelegenheiten

Abteilung II/A/2

Landstrasser Haupstraße 55-57 A - 1030 Wien Österreichische Nationalbank Otto Wagner-Platz 3 A - 1090 Wien Tel. (43-1) 40 420-0 Fax. (43-1) 40 420-73 99

PORTUGAL

Ministério das Finanças

Direcção Geral dos Assuntos Europeus e Relações Internacionais

Avenida Infante D. Henrique, n.o 1, C 2.o P - 1100 Lisboa Tel. (351-1) 882 32 40/47 Fax (351-1) 882 32 49 E-mail. dgaeri@mfinancas,mailpac.pt

FINLAND

Ulkoasiainministeriö/Utrikesministeriet PL 176 SF - 00161 Helsinki Tel. (358-9) 13 41 51 Fax. (358-9) 13 41 57 07 and (358-9) 62 98 40

SWEDEN

Regeringskansliet

Utrikesdepartementet

Rattssekretariatet för EU-frågor

Fredsgatan 6 S - 103 39 Stockholm Tel. (46-8) 405 10 00 Fax (46-8) 723 11 76

UNITED KINGDOM

HM Treasury

International Financial Services

Parliament Street London SW1P 3AG United Kingdom Tel: (44-171) 270 55 50 Fax: (44-171) 270 43 65 Bank of England

Sanctions Emergency Unit

London EC2R 8AH United Kingdom Tel. (44-171) 601 46 07 Fax (44-171) 601 43 09

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

Commission of the European Communities

Directorate-General External Relations

Mr A. de Vries, DM24 5/75 Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200 B - 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel Tel.: (32-2) 295 68 80 Fax: (32-2) 295 73 31

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