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Document 02003R1727-20040501

Consolidated text: Council Regulation (EC) No 1727/2003 of 29 September 2003 concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1727/2003

of 29 September 2003

concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of the Democratic Republic of Congo

(OJ L 249, 1.10.2003, p.5)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1567/2004 of 31 August 2004

  L 285

10

4.9.2004




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COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1727/2003

of 29 September 2003

concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of the Democratic Republic of Congo



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 2003/680/CFSP of 29 September 2003, amending Common Position 2002/829/CFSP on the supply of certain equipment into the Democratic Republic of Congo ( 1 ),

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

On 28 July 2003, the United Nations Security Council decided in its Resolution 1493 (2003), hereinafter referred to as UNSCR 1493 (2003), to impose an embargo on the supply of arms and related material as well as the provision of assistance, advice or training related to military activities to all armed groups and militias operating in the territory of North and South Kivu and of Ituri, and to groups not party to the Global and All-inclusive Agreement, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

(2)

Council Common Position 2002/829/CFSP of 21 October 2002 on the supply of certain equipment into the Democratic Republic of Congo ( 2 ) imposes an embargo on the supply or sale of arms and related material to that country.

(3)

Council Common Position 2003/680/CFSP provides for the implementation of the measures imposed by UNSCR 1493 (2003), including, inter alia, for a ban on assistance, advice and training related to military material.

(4)

That measure falls under the scope of the Treaty and, therefore, notably with a view to avoiding distortion of competition, Community legislation is necessary to implement that decision of the Security Council as far as the territory of the Community is concerned. For the purpose of this Regulation, the territory of the Community is deemed to encompass the territories of the Member States to which the Treaty is applicable, under the conditions laid down in that Treaty.

(5)

The Commission and the 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 Secretary-General of the United Nations, in particular by supplying him with information.

(6)

Violations of the provisions of this Regulation should be subject to sanctions, and Member States should impose appropriate sanctions to that end. It is, moreover, desirable for those sanctions to be imposed on the date of entry into force of this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:



Article 1

1.  Without prejudice to the powers of the Member States in the exercise of their public authority, it shall be prohibited

(a) to provide financing and financial assistance, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of arms and related material of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts of the aforementioned, directly or indirectly, to any person, entity or body in the Democratic Republic of Congo;

(b) to provide, directly or indirectly, technical advice, assistance or training related to military activities, including in particular training and assistance related to the manufacture, maintenance and use of arms and related material of all types, to any person, entity or body in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2.  The participation, knowingly and intentionally, in activities the object or effect of which is, directly or indirectly, to promote the transactions referred to in paragraph 1 shall be prohibited.

Article 2

Article 1 shall not apply to the provision of financing and financial assistance for the sale, supply, transfer or export of military equipment, and the provision of technical advice, assistance or training related to military activities, to the United Nations Organisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the integrated Congolese national army and police forces, if an authorisation for such activities has been granted by the competent authority, as listed in the Annex, of the Member State, where the service provider is established.

Article 3

Article 1 shall not apply to the provision of financing and financial assistance for the sale, supply, transfer or export of non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use and the provision of technical advice, assistance or training related to such non-lethal equipment, provided:

(a) such provision is notified in advance by the competent authority to the Secretary-General of the United Nations through his Special Representative; and

(b) an authorisation for such activities has been granted by the competent authority, as listed in the Annex, of the Member State, where the service provider is established.

Article 4

The information concerning competent authorities shall be amended by the Commission on the basis of the information supplied by the Member States.

Article 5

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

Article 6

1.  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.

Pending the adoption, where necessary, of any legislation to this end, the sanctions to be imposed where the provisions of this Regulation are infringed shall, where relevant, be those determined by the Member States in order to give effect to Article 7 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1318/2002 of 22 July 2002 concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of Liberia ( 3 ).

2.  Each Member State shall be responsible for bringing proceedings against any natural or legal person, entity or body under its jurisdiction, in cases of violation of any of the prohibitions laid down in this Regulation by such person, entity or body.

Article 7

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 national of a Member State, and

 to any legal person, entity or body which is incorporated or constituted under the law of a Member State.

Article 8

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following 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.




ANNEX

List of competent authorities referred to in Article 2

BELGIUM

Service public fédéral des affaires étrangères, commerce extérieur et coopération au développement

Egmont 1

Rue des Petits Carmes 19

B-1000 Bruxelles

Direction générale des affaires bilatérales

Service ‘Afrique du sud du Sahara’

Téléphone (32-2) 501 85 77

Service des transports

Téléphone (32-2) 501 37 62

Télécopieur (32-2) 501 88 27

Direction générale coordination et des affaires européennes

Coordination de la politique commerciale

Téléphone (32-2) 501 83 20

Service public fédéral de l'économie, des PME, des classes moyennes et de l'énergie

ARE 4e o division, service des licences

Avenue du Général Leman 60

B-1040 Bruxelles

Téléphone (32-2) 206 58 16/27

Télécopieur (32-2) 230 83 22

Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest — Region de Bruxelles-Capitale:

Kabinet van de minister van Financiën, Begroting, Openbaar Ambt en Externe Betrekkingen van de Brusselse Hoofdstedelijke regering

Kunstlaan 9

B-1210 Brussel

Cabinet du ministre des finances, du budget, de la fonction publique et des relations extérieures du gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale

Avenue des Arts, 9

B-1210 Bruxelles

Téléphone (32-2) 209 28 25

Télécopieur (32-2) 209 28 12

Région wallonne:

Cabinet du ministre-président du gouvernement wallon

Rue Mazy, 25-27

B-5100 Jambes-Namur

Téléphone (32-81) 33 12 11

Télécopieur (32-81) 33 13 13

Vlaams Gewest:

Administratie Buitenlands Beleid

Boudewijnlaan 30

B-1000 Brussel

Tel. (32-2) 553 59 28

Fax (32-2) 553 60 37

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Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu

Licenční správa

Na Františku 32

110 15 Praha 1

Tel. (420-2) 24 06 27 20

Fax (420-2) 24 22 18 11

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DENMARK

Erhvervs- og Boligstyrelsen

Dahlerups Pakhus

Langelinie Allé 17

DK-2100 København Ø

Tlf. (45) 35 46 60 00

Fax (45) 35 46 60 01

Udenrigsministeriet

Asiatisk Plads 2

DK-1448 København K

Tlf. (45) 33 92 00 00

Fax (45) 32 54 05 33

Justitsministeriet

Slotholmsgade 10

DK-1216 København K

Tlf. (45) 33 92 33 40

Fax (45) 33 93 35 10

GERMANY

Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA)

Frankfurter Straße 29-35

D-65760 Eschborn

Tel. (49) 61 96 908-0

Fax (49) 61 96 908-800

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Eesti Välisministeerium

Islandi väljak 1

15049 Tallinn

Tel. (372-6) 31 71 00

Fax (372-6) 31 71 99

Finantsinspektsioon

Sakala 4

15030 Tallinn

Tel. (372-6) 68 05 00

Fax (372-6) 68 05 01

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GREECE

Ministry of Economy and Finance

General Secretariat for International Economic Relations

General Directorate for Policy Planning and Management

1 Kornarou str.

GR-105 63 Athens

Tel. (30) 210 328 64 01-3

Fax (30) 210 328 64 04

Υπουργείο Οικονομίας και Οικονομικών

Γενική Γραμματεία Διεθνών Οικονομικών Σχέσεων

Γενική Διεύθυνση Σχεδιασμού και Διαχείρισης Πολιτικής

Κορνάρου 1

GR-105 63 Αθήνα

Τηλ.: (30) 210 328 64 01-3

Φαξ: (30) 210 328 64 04

SPAIN

Ministerio de Economía

Dirección General de Comercio e Inversiones

Paseo de la Castellana, 162

E-28046 Madrid

Tel.: (34) 913 49 38 60

Fax: (34) 914 57 28 63

FRANCE

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

Direction générale des douanes et des droits indirects

Cellule embargo

Bureau E2

Téléphone (33) 144 74 48 93

Télécopieur (33) 144 74 48 97

Ministère des affaires étrangères

Direction des Nations unies et des organisations internationales

Téléphone (33) 143 17 59 68

Télécopieur (33) 143 17 46 91

IRELAND

Department of Enterprise

Trade and Employment Licensing Unit

Earlsfort Centre

Lower Hatch St

Dublin 2

Ireland

Tel. (353-1) 631 21 21

Fax (353-1) 631 25 62

ITALY

Ministero degli Affari esteri

DGAE - Uff. X

Roma

Tel. (39) 06 36 91 37 50

Fax (39) 06 36 91 37 52

Ministero del Commercio estero

Gabinetto

Roma

Tel. (39) 06 59 93 23 10

Fax (39) 06 59 64 74 94

Ministero dei Trasporti

Gabinetto

Roma

Tel. (39) 06 44 26 71 16/06 84 90 40 94

Fax (39) 06 44 26 71 14

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Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών

Λεωφ. Προεδρικού Μεγάρου

1447 Λευκωσία

Tel. (357-22) 30 06 00

Fax (357-22) 66 18 81

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Presidential Palace Avenue

1447 Nicosia

Tel. (357-22) 30 06 00

Fax (357-22) 66 18 81

Latvijas Republikas Ārlietu ministrija

Brīvības iela 36

Rīga, LV 1395

Tel. (371) 701 62 01

Fax (371) 782 81 21

Economics Department

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

J. Tumo-Vaižganto 2

LT-2600 Vilnius

Tel. (370-5) 236 25 92

Fax (370-5) 231 30 90

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LUXEMBOURG

Ministère des affaires étrangères

Office des licences

21, rue Philippe II

L-2340 Luxembourg

Téléphone (352) 478 23 70

Télécopieur (352) 46 61 38

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Pénzügyminisztérium

1051 Budapest

József nádor tér 2–4.

Tel. (36-1) 327 21 00

Fax (36-1) 318 25 70

Bord ta' Sorveljanza dwar is-Sanzjonijiet

Direttorat ta' l-Affarijiet Multilaterali

Ministeru ta' l-Affarijiet Barranin

Palazzo Parisio

Triq il-Merkanti

Valletta CMR 02

Tel. (356-21) 24 28 53

Fax (356-21) 25 15 20

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NETHERLANDS

Belastingdienst/Douane centrale dienst voor in- en uitvoer

Team II

Postbus 3003

9700 RD Groningen

Nederland

Tel. (31) 50 523 81 11

Fax (31) 50 523 22 10

E-mail: cdiusgs@bart.nl

AUSTRIA

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit

Stubenring 1

A-1010 Wien

Tel. (43-1) 711 00

Fax (43-1) 711 00-8386

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Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych

Departament Prawno – Traktatowy

Al. J. Ch. Szucha 23

PL-00-580 Warszawa

Tel. (48-22) 523 93 48

Fax (48-22) 523 91 29

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PORTUGAL

Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros

Direcção-Geral dos Assuntos Multilaterais

Largo do Rilvas

P-1350-179 Lisboa

Tel: (351) 21 394 60 72

Fax: (351) 21 394 60 73

Direcção Geral dos Assuntos Europeus e Relações Internacionais

Ministério das Finanças

Av. Infante D. Henrique, n.o 1C - 1o

P-1100-278 Lisboa

Tel: (351) 21 882 33 90

Fax: (351) 21 882 33 99

E-mail: mf.dgaeri@dgaeri.pt

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Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve Republike Slovenije

Prešernova 25

1000 Ljubljana

Tel. (386-1) 478 20 00

Fax (386-1) 478 23 47

E-mail: http://www.gov.si/mzz

Ministerstvo hospodárstva Slovenskej republiky

Sekcia obchodných vzťahov a ochrany spotrebiteľa

Mierová 19

827 15 Bratislava

Tel. (421-2) 48 54 21 16

Fax (421-2) 48 54 31 16

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FINLAND

Ulkoasiainministeriö/Utrikesministeriet

PL/PB 176

FIN-00161 Helsinki/Helsingfors

Puhelin/Tfn (358-9) 16 05 59 00

Faksi/Fax (358-9) 16 05 57 07

Puolustusministeriö/Försvarsministeriet

Eteläinen Makasiinikatu 8

PL/PB 31

FIN-00131 Helsinki/Helsingfors

Puhelin/Tfn (358-9) 1608 8128

Faksi/Fax (358-9) 1608 8111

SWEDEN

Inspektionen för strategiska produkter (ISP)

Box 70 252

S-107 22 Stockholm

Tfn (46) 8 406 31 00

Fax (46) 8 20 31 00

UNITED KINGDOM

Sanctions Licensing Unit

Export Control Organisation

Department of Trade and Industry

4 Abbey Orchard Street

London SW1P 2HT

United Kingdom

Tel. (44-20) 72 15 05 94

Fax (44-20) 72 15 05 93

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

Commission of the European Communities

Directorate-General for External Relations

Directorate CFSP

Unit A.2: Legal and institutional matters for external relations — Sanctions

CHAR 12/163

B-1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

Tel. (32-2) 296 25 56

Fax (32-2) 296 75 63

E-mail: relex-sanctions@cec.eu.int



( 1 ) See page 64 of this Official Journal.

( 2 ) OJ L 285, 23.10.2002, p. 1.

( 3 ) OJ L 194, 23.7.2002, p. 1.

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