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Document 32005R0174

Council Regulation (EC) No 174/2005 of 31 January 2005 imposing restrictions on the supply of assistance related to military activities to Côte d’Ivoire

OJ L 29, 2.2.2005, p. 5–15 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)
OJ L 333M , 11.12.2008, p. 1019–1043 (MT)
Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 18 Volume 003 P. 115 - 125
Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 18 Volume 003 P. 115 - 125
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 18 Volume 008 P. 63 - 73

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 10/06/2016; Repealed by 32016R0907 . Latest consolidated version: 11/02/2015

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2005/174/oj

2.2.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 29/5


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 174/2005

of 31 January 2005

imposing restrictions on the supply of assistance related to military activities to Côte d’Ivoire

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 2004/852/CFSP of 13 December 2004 concerning restrictive measures against Côte d’Ivoire (1),

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

In its Resolution 1572 (2004) of 15 November 2004, the UN Security Council, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, and deploring the resumption of hostilities in Côte d’Ivoire and the repeated violations of the ceasefire agreement of 3 May 2003, decided to impose certain restrictive measures against Côte d’Ivoire.

(2)

Common Position 2004/852/CFSP provides for the implementation of the measures set out in UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1572 (2004), including a ban on technical and financial assistance related to military activities and on equipment, which might be used for internal repression.

(3)

This measure falls within the scope of the Treaty and, therefore, in order to avoid any distortion of competition, Community legislation is necessary to implement it as far as 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.

(4)

In order to ensure that the measures provided for in this Regulation are effective, this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

1.

‘technical assistance’ means any technical support related to repairs, development, manufacture, assembly, testing, maintenance, or any other technical service, and may take forms such as instruction, advice, training, transmission of working knowledge or skills or consulting services; technical assistance includes verbal forms of assistance;

2.

‘Sanctions Committee’ means the Committee of the Security Council of the United Nations which was established pursuant to paragraph 14 of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1572 (2004).

Article 2

It shall be prohibited:

(a)

to grant, sell, supply or transfer technical assistance related to military activities directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in, Côte d’Ivoire;

(b)

to provide financing or financial assistance related to military activities, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of arms and related materiel, or for any grant, sale, supply, or transfer of related technical assistance and other services, directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in, Côte d’Ivoire;

(c)

to participate, knowingly and intentionally, in activities the object or effect of which is, directly or indirectly, to promote the transactions referred to in points (a) and (b).

Article 3

It shall be prohibited:

(a)

to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, equipment which might be used for internal repression as listed in Annex I, whether or not originating in the Community, to any person, entity or body in, or for use in, Côte d'Ivoire;

(b)

to grant, sell, supply or transfer technical assistance related to the equipment referred to in point (a), directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in, Côte d'Ivoire;

(c)

to provide financing or financial assistance related to the equipment referred to in point (a), directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in, Côte d'Ivoire;

(d)

to participate, knowingly and intentionally, in activities the object or effect of which is, directly or indirectly, to promote the transactions referred to in points (a), (b) or (c).

Article 4

1.   By way of derogation from Article 2, the prohibitions referred to therein shall not apply to:

(a)

the provision of technical assistance, financing and financial assistance related to arms and related materiel, where such assistance or services are intended solely for support of and use by the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and the French forces who support it;

(b)

the provision of technical assistance related to non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, including such equipment intended for EU, UN, African Union and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) crisis management operations, where such activities have also been approved in advance by the Sanctions Committee;

(c)

the provision of financing or financial assistance related to non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, including such equipment intended for EU, UN, African Union and ECOWAS crisis management operations;

(d)

the provision of technical assistance related to arms and related materiel intended solely for support of or use in the process of restructuring defence and security forces pursuant to paragraph 3, subparagraph (f) of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, where such activities have also been approved in advance by the Sanctions Committee;

(e)

the provision of financing or financial assistance related to arms and related materiel intended solely for support of or use in the process of restructuring defence and security forces pursuant to paragraph 3, subparagraph (f) of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement;

(f)

the sales or supplies temporarily transferred or exported to Côte d'Ivoire to the forces of a State which is taking action, in accordance with international law, solely and directly to facilitate the evacuation of its nationals and those for whom it has consular responsibility in Côte d'Ivoire, where such activities have also been notified in advance to the Sanctions Committee.

2.   Authorisations for the activities referred to in paragraph 1, including where approval by, or notification to, the Sanctions Committee is required, shall be obtained through the competent authority, as listed in Annex II, of the Member State where the service provider is established or of the exporting Member State.

3.   No authorisations shall be granted for activities that have already taken place.

Article 5

Articles 2 and 3 shall not apply to protective clothing, including flak jackets and military helmets, temporarily exported to Côte d’Ivoire by United Nations personnel, personnel of the European Union, the Community or its Member States, representatives of the media and humanitarian and development workers and associated personnel, for their personal use only.

Article 6

The Commission and Member States shall immediately inform each other of the measures taken under this Regulation and shall supply each other with any other 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 7

The Commission shall be empowered to amend Annex II on the basis of information supplied by Member States.

Article 8

Member States shall lay down the rules on sanctions applicable to infringements of the provisions of this Regulation and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented. The sanctions provided for must be effective, proportionate and dissuasive. Member States shall notify the Commission of those rules without delay after the entry into force of this Regulation and shall notify it of any subsequent amendment.

Article 9

This Regulation shall apply:

(a)

within the territory of the Community, including its airspace;

(b)

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

(c)

to any person inside or outside the territory of the Community who is a national of a Member State;

(d)

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

(e)

to any legal person, entity or body doing business within the Community.

Article 10

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day 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, 31 January 2005.

For the Council

The President

J. ASSELBORN


(1)  OJ L 368, 15.12.2004, p. 50.


ANNEX I

List of equipment which might be used for internal repression as referred to in Article 3

The list below does not comprise the articles that have been specially designed or modified for military use.

1.

Helmets providing ballistic protection, anti-riot helmets, anti-riot shields and ballistic shields and specially designed components therefor.

2.

Specially designed fingerprint equipment.

3.

Power-controlled searchlights.

4.

Construction equipment provided with ballistic protection.

5.

Hunting knives.

6.

Specially designed production equipment to make shotguns.

7.

Ammunition hand-loading equipment.

8.

Communications intercept devices.

9.

Solid-state optical detectors.

10.

Image-intensifier tubes.

11.

Telescopic weapon sights.

12.

Smooth-bore weapons and related ammunition, other than those specially designed for military use, and specially designed components therefor; except:

signal pistols;

air- and cartridge-powered guns designed as industrial tools or humane animal stunners.

13.

Simulators for training in the use of firearms and specially designed or modified components and accessories therefor.

14.

Bombs and grenades, other than those specially designed for military use, and specially designed components therefor.

15.

Body armour, other than that manufactured to military standards or specifications, and specially designed components therefor.

16.

All-wheel-drive utility vehicles capable of off-road use that have been manufactured or fitted with ballistic protection, and profiled armour for such vehicles.

17.

Water cannon and specially designed or modified components therefor.

18.

Vehicles equipped with a water cannon.

19.

Vehicles specially designed or modified to be electrified to repel boarders and components therefor specially designed or modified for that purpose.

20.

Acoustic devices represented by the manufacturer or supplier as suitable for riot-control purposes, and specially designed components therefor.

21.

Leg-irons, gang-chains, shackles and electric-shock belts, specially designed for restraining human beings, except handcuffs for which the maximum overall dimension including chain does not exceed 240 mm when locked.

22.

Portable devices designed or modified for the purpose of riot control or self-protection by the administration of an incapacitating substance (such as tear gas or pepper sprays), and specially designed components therefor.

23.

Portable devices designed or modified for the purpose of riot control or self-protection by the administration of an electric shock (including electric-shock batons, electric shock shields, stun guns and electric shock dart guns (tasers)) and components therefor specially designed or modified for that purpose.

24.

Electronic equipment capable of detecting concealed explosives and specially designed components therefor, except TV or X-ray inspection equipment.

25.

Electronic jamming equipment specially designed to prevent the detonation by radio remote control of improvised devices and specially designed components therefor.

26.

Equipment and devices specially designed to initiate explosions by electrical or non-electrical means, including firing sets, detonators, igniters, boosters and detonating cord, and specially designed components therefor, except those specially designed for a specific commercial use consisting of the actuation or operation by explosive means of other equipment or devices the function of which is not the creation of explosions (e.g., car air-bag inflaters, electric-surge arresters of fire sprinkler actuators).

27.

Equipment and devices designed for explosive ordnance disposal; except:

bomb blankets;

containers designed for folding objects known to be, or suspected of being improvised explosive devices.

28.

Night vision and thermal imaging equipment and image intensifier tubes or solid state sensors therefor.

29.

Linear cutting explosive charges.

30.

Explosives and related substances as follows:

amatol,

nitrocellulose (containing more than 12,5 % nitrogen),

nitroglycol,

pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN),

picryl chloride,

tinitorphenylmethylnitramine (tetryl),

2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT)

31.

Software specially designed and technology required for all listed items.


ANNEX II

LIST OF COMPETENT AUTHORITIES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 4

BELGIUM

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

Potentiel économique, E4, Service des licences

Avenue du Général Leman 60

B-1040 Bruxelles

Téléphone: (32-2) 206 58 16/27

Fax: (32-2) 230 83 22

Federale overheidsdienst Economie, KMO's, Middenstand en Economie

Economisch Potentieel, E4, Dienst vergunningen

Generaal Lemanstraat 60

B-1040 Brussel

Telefoon (32-2) 206.58.16/27

Fax: (32-2) 230.83.22

CZECH REPUBLIC

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

Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí

Odbor Společné zahraniční a bezpečnostní politiky EU

Loretánské nám. 5

118 00 Praha 1

Tel. (420) 2 2418 2987

Fax (420) 2 2418 4080

DENMARK

Erhvervs- og Byggestyrelsen

Langelinie Allé 17

DK-2100 København Ø

Tlf. (45) 35 46 62 81

Fax (45) 35 46 62 03

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

Concerning financing and financial assistance:

Deutsche Bundesbank

Servicezentrum Finanzsanktionen

Postfach

D-80281 München

Tel.: (49) 89 28 89 38 00

Fax: (49) 89 35 01 63 38 00

Concerning technical assistance:

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

ESTONIA

Eesti Välisministeerium

Islandi väljak 1

15049 Tallinn

Tel: +372 6317 100

Fax: +372 6317 199

GREECE

Ministry of Economy and Finance

General Directorate for Policy Planning and Management

Address Kornaroy Str., 105 63 Athens

Tel.: +30 210 3286401-3

Fax.: +30 210 3286404

Υπουργείο Οικονομίας και Οικονομικών

Γενική Δ/νση Σχεδιασμού και Διαχείρισης Πολιτικής

Δ/νση : Κορνάρου 1, Τ.Κ. 101 80

Αθήνα - Ελλάς

Τηλ.: +30 210 3286401-3

Φαξ: +30 210 3286404

SPAIN

Secretaría General de Comercio Exterior

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

Tél.: (33) 1 44 74 48 93

Télécopie: (33) 1 44 74 48 97

Direction générale du Trésor et de la politique économique

Service des affaires multilatérales et du développement

Sous-direction Politique commerciale et investissements

Service Investissements et propriété intellectuelle

139, rue du Bercy

75572 Paris Cedex 12

Tél.: (33) 1 44 87 72 85

Télécopie: (33) 1 53 18 96 55

Ministère des affaires étrangères

Direction générale des affaires politiques et de sécurité

Direction des Nations Unies et des organisations internationales

Sous-direction des affaires politiques

Tél.: (33) 1 43 17 59 68

Télécopie (33) 1 43 17 46 91

Service de la politique étrangère et de sécurité commune

Tél.: (33) 1 43 17 45 16

Télécopie: (33) 1 43 17 45 84

IRELAND

United Nations Section

Department of Foreign Affairs,

Iveagh House

79-80 Saint Stephen's Green

Dublin 2.

Telephone +353 1 478 0822

Fax +353 1 408 2165

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland

Financial Markets Department

Dame Street

Dublin 2.

Telephone +353 1 671 6666

Fax +353 1 679 8882

ITALY

Ministero degli Affari Esteri

Piazzale della Farnesina, I-00194 Roma

D.G.A.S. — Ufficio I

Tel. (39) 06 3691 7334

Fax (39) 06 3691 5446

U.A.M.A.

Tel. (39) 06 3691 3605

Fax (39) 06 3691 8815

CYPRUS

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

6 Andrea Araouzou

1421 Nicosia

Tel: +357 22 86 71 00

Fax: +357 22 31 60 71

Central Bank of Cyprus

80 Kennedy Avenue

1076 Nicosia

Tel: +357 22 71 41 00

Fax: +357 22 37 81 53

Ministry of Finance (Department of Customs)

M. Karaoli

1096 Nicosia

Tel: +357 22 60 11 06

Fax: +357 22 60 27 41/47

LATVIA

Latvijas Republikas Ārlietu ministrija

Brīvības iela 36

Rīga LV 1395

Tālr. nr.: (371) 7016 201

Fakss: (371) 7828 121

LITHUANIA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Security Policy Department

J.Tumo-Vaizganto 2

2600 Vilnius

Tel.: +370 5 2362516

Fax: +370 5 2313090

LUXEMBOURG

Ministère de l'économie et du commerce extérieur

Office des licences

B.P. 113

L-2011 Luxembourg

Tél: (352) 478 23 70

Fax: (352) 46 61 38

mail: office.licences@mae.etat.lu

Ministère des affaires étrangères et de l’immigration

Direction des affaires politiques

5, rue Notre-Dame

L-2240 Luxembourg

Tél: (352) 478 2421

Fax: (352) 22 19 89

HUNGARY

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Transport — Hungarian Licencing and Administrative Office

Margit krt. 85.

H-1024 Budapest

Hungary

Postbox: 1537 Pf.: 345

Tel.: +36-1-336-7300

Gazdasági és Közlekedési Minisztérium — Engedélyezési és Közigazgatási Hivatal

Margit krt. 85.

H-1024 Budapest

Magyarország

Postafiók: 1537 Pf.: 345

Tel.: +36-1-336-7300

MALTA

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

NETHERLANDS

Ministerie van Economische Zaken

De Belastingdienst/Douane Noord

Postbus 40200

8004 DE Zwolle

AUSTRIA

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit

Abteilung C2/2 (Ausfuhrkontrolle)

Stubenring 1

A-1010 Wien

Tel (+43-1) 711 00-0

FAX (+43-1) 711 00-8386

POLAND

Co-ordinating authority:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Department of Law and Treaties

Al. J. Ch. Szucha 23

00-580 Warsaw

Poland

Tel. (+48 22) 523 9427 or 9348

Fax (+48 22) 523 8329

Co-operating authorities:

Ministry of Defence

Department of Defence Policy

Al. Niepodległości 218

00-911 Warsaw

Poland

Tel. (+48 22) 687 49 17

Fax (+48 22) 682 621 80

Ministry of Economy and Labour

Department of Export Control

Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/5

00-507 Warsaw

Poland

Tel. (+48 22) 693 51 71

Fax (+48 22) 693 40 33

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

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) 21 882 32 32 40/47

Fax: (351) 21 882 32 49

SLOVENIA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Prešernova 25

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: 00386 1 4782000

Fax: 00386 1 4782341

Ministry of the Economy

Kotnikova 5

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: 00386 1 4783311

Fax: 00386 1 4331031

Ministry of Defence

Kardeljeva pl. 25

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone 00386 1 4712211

Fax: 00386 1 4318164

SLOVAKIA

Ministerstvo hospodárstva Slovenskej republiky

Mierová 19

827 15 Bratislava 212

Tel.: 00421/2/4854 1111

Fax: 00421/2/4333 7827

Ministerstvo financií Slovenskej republiky

Štefanovičova 5

P. O. BOX 82

817 82 BRATISLAVA

Tel.: 00421/2/5958 1111

Fax: 00421/2/5249 8042

FINLAND

Ulkoasiainministeriö/Utrikesministeriet

PL/PB 176

FIN-00161 Helsinki/Helsingfors

P./Tfn (358-9) 16 00 5

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

Puolustusministeriö/Försvarsministeriet

Eteläinen Makasiinikatu 8 / Södra Magasinsgatan 8

FIN-00131 Helsinki/Helsingfors

PL/PB 31

P./Tfn (358-9) 16 08 81 28

Faksi/Fax (358-9) 16 08 81 11

SWEDEN

Inspektionen för strategiska produkter (ISP)

Box 70 252

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

Tel. (44) 20 7215 0594

Fax. (44) 20 7215 0593

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


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