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Regulation (EU) 2019/125 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

PE/59/2018/REV/1

OJ L 30, 31.1.2019, p. 1–57 (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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31.1.2019   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 30/1


REGULATION (EU) 2019/125 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 16 January 2019

concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

(codification)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 207(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (1),

Whereas:

(1)

Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 (2) has been substantially amended several times (3). In the interests of clarity and rationality, that Regulation should be codified.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, respect for human rights constitutes one of the values common to the Member States. The European Community resolved in 1995 to make respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms an essential element of its relations with third countries. It was decided to insert a clause to that end in any new trade, cooperation and association agreement of a general nature concluded with third countries.

(3)

Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 3 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms all lay down an unconditional, comprehensive prohibition on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Other provisions, in particular the United Nations Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (4) and the 1984 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, place an obligation on States to prevent torture.

(4)

Article 2(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (Charter) states that no one shall be condemned to the death penalty or executed. On 22 April 2013, the Council approved ‘EU Guidelines on death penalty’ and resolved that the Union would work towards the universal abolition of the death penalty.

(5)

Article 4 of the Charter states that no one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. On 20 March 2012, the Council approved ‘Guidelines to EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (An up-date of the Guidelines)’. In accordance with those guidelines, third countries should be urged to prevent the use and production of, and trade in, equipment which is designed to inflict torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and prevent the abuse of any other equipment to these ends. Moreover, the prohibition of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment should impose clear limits on the use of the death penalty. Therefore, capital punishment is not to be considered a lawful penalty under any circumstances.

(6)

It is therefore appropriate to lay down Union rules on trade with third countries in goods which could be used for the purpose of capital punishment, and in goods which could be used for the purpose of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. These rules are instrumental in promoting respect for human life and for fundamental human rights and thus serve the purpose of protecting public morals. Such rules should ensure that Union economic operators do not derive any benefits from trade which either promotes or otherwise facilitates the implementation of policies on capital punishment or on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which are not compatible with the relevant EU Guidelines, the Charter and international conventions and treaties.

(7)

For the purpose of this Regulation, it is considered appropriate to apply the definition of torture laid down in the 1984 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and in Resolution 3452 (XXX) of the General Assembly of the United Nations. That definition should be interpreted taking into account the case-law on the interpretation of the corresponding term in the European Convention on Human Rights and in relevant texts adopted by the Union or its Member States. The definition of ‘other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment’, which is not found in that Convention, should be in line with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. The meaning of the term ‘lawful penalties’ in the definitions of ‘torture’ and ‘other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment’, should take into account the Union's policy on capital punishment.

(8)

It is considered necessary to prohibit exports and imports of goods which have no practical use other than for the purpose of capital punishment or for the purpose of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and to prohibit the supply of technical assistance in respect of such goods.

(9)

Where such goods are located in third countries, it is necessary to prohibit brokers in the Union from providing brokering services in relation to such goods.

(10)

In order to contribute to the abolition of the death penalty in third countries and to the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, it is considered necessary to prohibit the supply to third countries of technical assistance related to goods which have no practical use other than for the purpose of capital punishment or for the purpose of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

(11)

It is also appropriate to prohibit brokers and suppliers of technical assistance from providing training on the use of such goods to third countries as well as to prohibit both the promotion of such goods in trade fairs or exhibitions in the Union, and the sale or purchase of advertising space in print media or on the Internet and of advertising time on television or radio in relation to such goods.

(12)

In order to prevent economic operators from deriving benefits from transporting goods which are intended to be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and which pass through the customs territory of the Union on their way to a third country, it is necessary to prohibit transport within the Union of such goods, if they are listed in Annex II to this Regulation.

(13)

It should be possible for Member States to apply measures restricting the supply of certain services in relation to goods which have no practical use other than for the purpose of capital punishment or for the purpose of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, in compliance with the applicable Union rules.

(14)

This Regulation lays down an export authorisation system designed to prevent certain goods from being used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

(15)

It is therefore necessary to impose controls on exports of certain goods which could be used not only for the purpose of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, but also for legitimate purposes. These controls should apply to goods that are primarily used for law enforcement purposes and unless such controls prove disproportionate, to any other equipment or product that could be abused for the purpose of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, taking into account its design and technical features.

(16)

As regards law enforcement equipment, it should be noted that Article 3 of the Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials (5) provides that law enforcement officials may use force only when strictly necessary and to the extent required for the performance of their duty. The Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials, adopted by the Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders in 1990, provide that, in carrying out their duty, law enforcement officials should, as far as possible, apply non-violent means before resorting to the use of force and firearms.

(17)

In view of this, the Basic Principles advocate the development of non-lethal incapacitating weapons for use in appropriate situations, while admitting that the use of such weapons should be carefully controlled. In this context, certain equipment traditionally used by the police for self-defence and riot-control purposes has been modified in such a way that it can be used to apply electric shocks and chemical substances to incapacitate persons. There are indications that, in several countries, such weapons are abused for the purpose of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

(18)

The Basic Principles stress that law enforcement officials should be equipped with equipment for self-defence. Therefore, this Regulation should not apply to trade in traditional equipment for self-defence, such as shields.

(19)

This Regulation should apply to trade in some specific chemical substances used to incapacitate persons.

(20)

As regards leg-irons, gang-chains and shackles and cuffs, it should be noted that Article 33 of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (6) provides that instruments of restraint must never be applied as a punishment. Furthermore, chains and irons are not to be used as restraints. It should also be noted that the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners provide that other instruments of restraint must not be used except as a precaution against escape during a transfer, on medical grounds as directed by a medical officer, or, if other methods of control fail, in order to prevent a prisoner from injuring himself or others, or from damaging property.

(21)

In order to protect staff and other people against spitting, prisoners are sometimes made to wear a so-called spit hood. As such a hood covers the mouth and often also the nose, it presents an inherent risk of asphyxiation. If it is combined with restraints, such as handcuffs, there is also a risk of neck injury. Exports of spit hoods should therefore be controlled.

(22)

In addition to portable weapons, the scope of the export controls should include fixed or mountable electric discharge weapons covering a wide area and targeting multiple individuals. Such weapons are often presented as so-called non-lethal weapons but present, at the very least, the same risk of causing severe pain or suffering as portable electric discharge weapons.

(23)

As fixed devices for dissemination of irritating chemical substances for use inside a building are being marketed, and indoor use of such substances presents a risk of causing severe pain or suffering not associated with traditional use outdoors, exports of such equipment should be controlled.

(24)

Export controls should also be applied to fixed or mountable equipment for the dissemination of incapacitating or irritating substances which covers a wide area, where such equipment is not yet subject to export controls in accordance with Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP (7). Such equipment is often presented as so-called non-lethal technology but presents at the very least the same risk of causing severe pain or suffering as portable weapons and devices. Although water is not one of the incapacitating or irritating chemical agents, water cannons may be used to disseminate such agents in liquid form and their exports should be controlled.

(25)

The export controls concerning oleoresin capsicum (OC) and pelargonic acid vanillylamide (PAVA) should be supplemented by export controls on certain mixtures containing these substances which can be administered as such as incapacitating or irritating agents or used for manufacturing of such agents. Where appropriate, references to incapacitating or irritating chemical agents should be construed as including oleoresin capsicum and the relevant mixtures containing it.

(26)

It is appropriate to provide for specific exemptions from the export controls in order not to impede the functioning of the police forces of the Member States and the execution of peacekeeping or crisis management operations.

(27)

Taking into account the fact that some Member States have already prohibited exports and imports of such goods, it is appropriate to grant Member States the right to prohibit exports and imports of leg-irons, gang-chains and portable electric shock devices other than electric shock belts. Member States should also be empowered to apply export controls on handcuffs having an overall dimension, including chain, exceeding 240 mm when locked, if they so wish.

(28)

In order to limit the administrative burden for exporters, competent authorities should be allowed to grant an exporter a global authorisation in respect of goods listed in Annex III to this Regulation to prevent the relevant goods from being used for torture or for other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

(29)

In some cases, medicinal products exported to third countries have been diverted and used for capital punishment, notably by administering a lethal overdose by means of injection. The Union disapproves of capital punishment in all circumstances and works towards its universal abolition. The exporters objected to their involuntary association with such use of the products they developed for medical use.

(30)

It is therefore necessary to impose controls on exports of certain goods which could be used for capital punishment in order to prevent the use of certain medicinal products for that purpose and to ensure that all Union exporters of medicinal products are subject to uniform conditions in this regard. The relevant medicinal products were developed for, inter alia, anaesthesia and sedation.

(31)

The export authorisation system should not go beyond what is proportionate. It should, therefore, not prevent the export of medicinal products to be used for legitimate therapeutic purposes.

(32)

The list of goods for whose export an authorisation is required with a view to preventing these goods from being used for capital punishment should only include goods that have been used for capital punishment in a third country that has not abolished capital punishment and goods whose use for capital punishment any such third country has approved, without having used them for that purpose yet. It should not include non-lethal goods which are not essential for executing a convicted person, such as standard furniture that may also be found in the execution chamber.

(33)

Given the differences between capital punishment, on the one hand, and torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on the other, it is appropriate to lay down a specific export authorisation system with a view to preventing the use of certain goods for capital punishment. Such a system should take into account the fact that a number of countries have abolished capital punishment for all crimes and have made an international commitment on this issue. As there is a risk of re-export to countries that have not done so, certain conditions and requirements should be imposed when authorising exports to countries that have abolished capital punishment. It is therefore appropriate to grant a general export authorisation for exports to those countries that have abolished capital punishment for all crimes and confirmed that abolition through an international commitment.

(34)

If a country has not abolished capital punishment for all crimes and confirmed that abolition through an international commitment, the competent authorities should, when examining a request for an export authorisation, check whether there is a risk that the end-user in the country of destination would use the exported goods for such punishment. Appropriate conditions and requirements should be imposed to control sales or transfers to third parties by the end-user. If multiple shipments between the same exporter and end-user take place, the competent authorities should be allowed to review the status of the end-user on a periodic basis, for example every six months, rather than every time an export authorisation for a shipment is granted, without prejudice to the right of the competent authorities to annul, suspend, modify or revoke an export authorisation where warranted.

(35)

In order to limit the administrative burden for exporters, the competent authorities should be allowed to grant an exporter a global authorisation for all shipments of medicinal products from the exporter to a specific end-user for a fixed period of time, specifying, where necessary, a quantity corresponding to the end-user's normal use of such products. Such authorisation should be valid for between one and three years with a possible extension of up to two years.

(36)

Granting a global authorisation would also be appropriate where a manufacturer intends to export medicinal products falling within the scope of this Regulation to a distributor in a country that has not abolished capital punishment, provided that the exporter and the distributor have concluded a legally binding agreement requiring the distributor to apply an appropriate set of measures ensuring that the medicinal products will not be used for capital punishment.

(37)

Medicinal products falling within the scope of this Regulation may be subject to controls in accordance with international conventions on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, such as the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances. Since such controls are not applied to prevent the relevant medicinal products from being used for capital punishment but to prevent illicit drug trafficking, the export controls of this Regulation should be applied in addition to those international controls. Member States should, however, be encouraged to use a single procedure in order to apply both control systems.

(38)

The controls on exports in accordance with this Regulation should not apply to goods whose export is controlled in accordance with Common Position 2008/944/CFSP, Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 (8) and Regulation (EU) No 258/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council (9).

(39)

The supply of brokering services and the supply of technical assistance in respect of the goods listed in Annex III or in Annex IV to this Regulation should be subject to prior authorisation in order to prevent the brokering services or the technical assistance from contributing to the use of the goods to which they relate for the purpose of capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

(40)

The brokering services and technical assistance which this Regulation subjects to prior authorisation should be those that are supplied from within the Union, that is from within territories within the territorial scope of the Treaties, including airspace and any aircraft or any vessel under the jurisdiction of a Member State.

(41)

When authorising the supply of technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex III to this Regulation, the competent authorities should endeavour to ensure that the technical assistance and any training on the use of such goods that would be supplied or offered in conjunction with the technical assistance for which the authorisation is requested are provided in such a way that they promote law enforcement standards that respect human rights and contribute to the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

(42)

In order to prevent economic operators from deriving benefits from transporting goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and which pass through the customs territory of the Union on their way to a third country, it is necessary to prohibit transport within the Union of such goods, if they are listed in Annex III or Annex IV to this Regulation, provided the economic operator has knowledge of the intended use.

(43)

The Guidelines to EU Policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment provide, inter alia, that the Heads of Mission in third countries will include in their periodic reports an analysis of the occurrence of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in the State of their accreditation, and the measures taken to combat it. It is appropriate for the competent authorities to take those and similar reports made by relevant international and civil society organisations into account when deciding on requests for authorisations. Such reports should also describe any equipment used in third countries for the purpose of capital punishment or for the purpose of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

(44)

While customs authorities should share certain information with other customs authorities using the customs risk management system in accordance with Union customs legislation, the competent authorities referred to in this Regulation should share certain information with other competent authorities. It is appropriate to require that the competent authorities use a secure and encrypted system for the exchange of information on denials. To that end, the Commission should make available a new functionality in the existing system set up pursuant to Article 19(4) of Regulation (EC) No 428/2009.

(45)

To the extent that it concerns personal data, processing and the exchange of information should comply with the applicable rules on processing and the exchange of personal data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (10) and Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council (11).

(46)

In order to adopt the provisions necessary for the application of this Regulation, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of amendments to Annexes I to IX to this Regulation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making (12). In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

(47)

In order to allow the Union to respond quickly when new goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, are developed, and where there is a clear and immediate risk that those goods will be used for purposes that entail such human rights abuses, it is appropriate to provide for the immediate application of the relevant Commission act, where, in the case of amendment of Annex II or III to this Regulation, there are imperative grounds of urgency for such amendment. In order to allow the Union to respond quickly when one or more third countries either approve certain goods for use for capital punishment, or accept or violate an international commitment to abolish capital punishment for all crimes, it is appropriate to provide for the immediate application of the relevant Commission act, where, in the case of amendment of Annex IV or V to this Regulation, imperative grounds of urgency so require. Where the urgency procedure is followed, it is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level.

(48)

A coordination group should be established. The group should serve as a platform for Member States' experts and the Commission to exchange information on administrative practices and to discuss questions of interpretation of this Regulation, technical issues with respect to the goods listed, developments related to this Regulation and any other questions that may arise. The group should, in particular, be able to discuss issues related to the nature and the intended effect of goods, the availability of goods in third countries and the question whether goods are specifically designed or modified for capital punishment or for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. If the Commission decides to consult the group when preparing delegated acts, it should do so in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making.

(49)

The Commission does not procure equipment for law enforcement purposes since it is not responsible for maintenance of law and order, proceedings in criminal matters or the enforcement of judicial decisions in criminal matters. Therefore, a procedure should be established to ensure that the Commission receives information on non-listed law enforcement equipment and products marketed in the Union in order to ensure that the lists of goods whose trade is prohibited or controlled are updated to take account of new developments. When addressing its request to the Commission, the requesting Member State should forward its request to add goods to Annex II, to Annex III or to Annex IV to this Regulation to other Member States.

(50)

The measures of this Regulation are intended to prevent both capital punishment and torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in third countries. They comprise restrictions on trade with third countries in goods that could be used for the purpose of capital punishment or for the purpose of torture and other cruel, degrading or inhuman treatment or punishment. It is not considered necessary to establish similar controls on transactions within the Union as, in the Member States, capital punishment does not exist and Member States will have adopted appropriate measures to outlaw and prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

(51)

The Guidelines to EU Policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment state that, in order to meet the objective of taking effective measures against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, measures should be taken to prevent the use, production and trade of equipment which is designed to inflict torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. It is up to the Member States to impose and enforce the necessary restrictions on the use and production of such equipment.

(52)

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.

(53)

Member States should lay down rules on penalties applicable to infringements of the provisions of this Regulation and ensure that they are implemented. Those penalties should be effective, proportionate and dissuasive,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

SUBJECT MATTER AND DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation lays down Union rules governing trade with third countries in goods that could be used for the purpose of capital punishment or for the purpose of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and rules governing the supply of brokering services, technical assistance, training and advertising related to such goods.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation:

(a)

‘torture’ means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from that person or from a third person information or a confession, punishing that person for an act that either that person or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing that person or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted either by or at the instigation of, or with the consent or acquiescence of, a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not, however, include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to, lawful penalties. Capital punishment is not deemed a lawful penalty under any circumstances;

(b)

‘other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment’ means any act by which pain or suffering attaining a minimum level of severity, whether physical or mental, is inflicted on a person, when such pain or suffering is inflicted either by or at the instigation of, or with the consent or acquiescence of, a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not, however, include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to, lawful penalties. Capital punishment is not deemed a lawful penalty under any circumstances;

(c)

‘law enforcement authority’ means any authority responsible for preventing, detecting, investigating, combating and punishing criminal offences, including, but not limited to, the police, any prosecutor, any judicial authority, any public or private prison authority and, where appropriate, any of the state security forces and military authorities;

(d)

‘export’ means any departure of goods from the customs territory of the Union, including the departure of goods that requires a customs declaration and the departure of goods after their storage in a free zone within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (13);

(e)

‘import’ means any entry of goods into the customs territory of the Union, including temporary storage, the placing in a free zone, the placing under a special procedure and the release for free circulation within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013;

(f)

‘technical assistance’ means any technical support related to repairs, development, manufacture, testing, maintenance, assembly 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 and assistance provided by electronic means;

(g)

‘museum’ means a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment;

(h)

‘competent authority’ means an authority of one of the Member States, as listed in Annex I, which is, in accordance with Article 20, entitled to make a decision on an application for an authorisation or to prohibit an exporter from using the Union general export authorisation;

(i)

‘applicant’ means:

(1)

the exporter, in the case of exports referred to in Article 3, 11 or 16;

(2)

the natural or legal person, entity or body transporting the goods within the customs territory of the Union, in the case of transit referred to in Article 5;

(3)

the supplier of technical assistance, in the case of supplies of technical assistance referred to in Article 3;

(4)

the museum that will display the goods, in the case of imports and supplies of technical assistance referred to in Article 4;

(5)

the supplier of technical assistance or the broker, in the case of supplies of technical assistance referred to in Article 15 or brokering services referred to in Article 19;

(j)

‘customs territory of the Union’ means the territory as laid down in Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013;

(k)

‘brokering services’ means:

(1)

the negotiation or arrangement of transactions for the purchase, sale or supply of relevant goods from a third country to any other third country, or

(2)

the selling or buying of relevant goods that are located in a third country for their transfer to another third country.

For the purposes of this Regulation, the sole provision of ancillary services is excluded from this definition. Ancillary services are transportation, financial services, insurance or re-insurance, or general advertising or promotion;

(l)

‘broker’ means any natural or legal person, entity or body, including a partnership, resident or established in a Member State that supplies services defined under point (k) from within the Union; any natural person having the nationality of a Member State, wherever resident, who supplies such services from within the Union; and any legal person, entity or body incorporated or constituted under the law of a Member State, wherever established, that supplies such services from within the Union;

(m)

‘supplier of technical assistance’ means any natural or legal person, entity or body, including a partnership, resident or established in a Member State that supplies technical assistance defined under point (f) from within the Union; any natural person having the nationality of a Member State, wherever resident, who supplies such assistance from within the Union; and any legal person, entity or body incorporated or constituted under the law of a Member State, wherever established, that supplies such assistance from within the Union;

(n)

‘exporter’ means any natural or legal person, entity or body, including a partnership, on whose behalf an export declaration is made, that is to say the person, entity or body, who, at the time when the export declaration is accepted, holds a contract with the consignee in the third country concerned and has the necessary power for determining the sending of the goods out of the customs territory of the Union. If no such contract has been concluded or if the holder of that contract does not act on its own behalf, the exporter means the person, entity or body who has the necessary power for determining the sending of the goods out of the customs territory of the Union. Where the benefit of a right to dispose of the goods belongs to a person, entity or body resident or established outside the Union pursuant to that contract, the exporter shall be considered to be the contracting party resident or established in the Union;

(o)

‘Union General Export Authorisation’ means an authorisation for exports as defined under point (d) to certain countries which is available to all exporters who respect conditions and requirements for its use as listed in Annex V;

(p)

‘individual authorisation’ means an authorisation granted to:

(1)

one specific exporter for exports as defined under point (d) to one end-user or consignee in a third country and covering one or more goods;

(2)

one specific broker for the supply of brokering services as defined under point (k) to one end-user or consignee in a third country and covering one or more goods; or

(3)

a natural or legal person, entity or body transporting goods within the customs territory of the Union for transit as defined under point (s);

(q)

‘global authorisation’ means an authorisation granted to one specific exporter or broker in respect of a type of goods listed in Annex III or in Annex IV, which may be valid for:

(1)

exports as defined under point (d) to one or more specified end-users in one or more specified third countries;

(2)

exports as defined under point (d) to one or more specified distributors in one or more specified third countries, where the exporter is a manufacturer of goods included in point 3.2 or 3.3. of Annex III or in Section 1 of Annex IV;

(3)

the supply of brokering services related to transfers of goods which are located in a third country, to one or more specified end-users in one or more specified third countries;

(4)

the supply of brokering services related to transfers of goods which are located in a third country, to one or more specified distributors in one or more specified third countries, where the broker is a manufacturer of goods included in point 3.2 or 3.3. of Annex III or in Section 1 of Annex IV;

(r)

‘distributor’ means an economic operator performing wholesale activities in relation to goods listed in point 3.2 or 3.3 of Annex III or in Section 1 of Annex IV, such as procuring such goods from manufacturers or holding, supplying or exporting such goods; wholesale activities of such goods do not include procurement by either a hospital, a pharmacist or a medical professional for the sole purpose of supplying such goods to the public;

(s)

‘transit’ means a transport within the customs territory of the Union of non-Union goods which pass through the customs territory of the Union with a destination outside the customs territory of the Union.

CHAPTER II

GOODS WHICH HAVE NO PRACTICAL USE OTHER THAN FOR THE PURPOSES OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT

Article 3

Export prohibition

1.   Any export of goods listed in Annex II shall be prohibited, irrespective of the origin of such goods.

Annex II shall comprise goods which have no practical use other than for the purpose of capital punishment or for the purpose of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

A supplier of technical assistance shall be prohibited from supplying technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex II to any person, entity or body in a third country, whether for consideration or not.

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authority may authorise an export of goods listed in Annex II, and the supply of related technical assistance, if it is demonstrated that, in the country to which the goods will be exported, such goods will be used for the exclusive purpose of public display in a museum in view of their historic significance.

Article 4

Import prohibition

1.   Any import of goods listed in Annex II shall be prohibited, irrespective of the origin of such goods.

The acceptance by a person, entity or body in the Union of technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex II supplied from a third country, whether for consideration or not, by any person, entity or body shall be prohibited.

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authority may authorise an import of goods listed in Annex II, and the supply of related technical assistance, if it is demonstrated that, in the Member State of destination, such goods will be used for the exclusive purpose of public display in a museum in view of their historic significance.

Article 5

Prohibition of transit

1.   Any transit of goods listed in Annex II shall be prohibited.

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authority may authorise a transit of goods listed in Annex II, if it is demonstrated that, in the country of destination, such goods will be used for the exclusive purpose of public display in a museum in view of their historic significance.

Article 6

Prohibition of brokering services

A broker shall be prohibited from supplying to any person, entity or body in a third country, brokering services in relation to goods listed in Annex II, irrespective of the origin of such goods.

Article 7

Prohibition of training

A supplier of technical assistance or a broker shall be prohibited from supplying or offering to any person, entity or body in a third country, training on the use of goods listed in Annex II.

Article 8

Trade fairs

It shall be prohibited for any natural or legal person, entity or body, including a partnership, whether resident or established in a Member State or not, to display or offer for sale any of the goods listed in Annex II in an exhibition or fair taking place in the Union, unless it is demonstrated that, given the nature of the exhibition or fair, such display or offering for sale is neither instrumental in nor promotes the sale or supply of the relevant goods to any person, entity or body in a third country.

Article 9

Advertising

It shall be prohibited for any natural or legal person, entity or body, including a partnership, that is resident or established in a Member State and sells or purchases advertising space or advertising time from within the Union, for any natural person who has the nationality of a Member State and sells or purchases advertising space or advertising time from within the Union, and for any legal person, entity or body incorporated or constituted under the law of a Member State, that sells or purchases advertising space or advertising time from within the Union, to sell to or purchase from any person, entity or body in a third country advertising space in print media or on the Internet or advertising time on television or radio in relation to goods listed in Annex II.

Article 10

National measures

1.   Without prejudice to the applicable Union rules, including the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of nationality, Member States may adopt or maintain national measures restricting transportation, financial services, insurance or re-insurance, or general advertising or promotion in relation to goods listed in Annex II.

2.   Member States shall notify the Commission of any measures adopted pursuant to paragraph 1, or amendments and repeals thereof, before they enter into force.

CHAPTER III

GOODS THAT COULD BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF TORTURE OR OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT

Article 11

Export authorisation requirement

1.   For any export of goods listed in Annex III, an authorisation shall be required, irrespective of the origin of such goods. However, no authorisation shall be required for goods which only pass through the customs territory of the Union, namely those which are not assigned a customs approved treatment or use other than the external transit procedure under Article 226 of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013, including storage of non-Union goods in a free zone.

Annex III shall only comprise the following goods that could be used for the purpose of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment:

(a)

goods which are primarily used for law enforcement purposes;

(b)

goods which, taking into account their design and technical features, present a material risk of use for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Annex III shall not include:

(a)

firearms controlled by Regulation (EU) No 258/2012;

(b)

dual-use items controlled by Regulation (EC) No 428/2009;

(c)

goods controlled in accordance with Common Position 2008/944/CFSP.

2.   Paragraph 1 shall not apply to exports to those territories of Member States which are both listed in Annex VI and are not part of the customs territory of the Union, provided that the goods are used by an authority in charge of law enforcement in both the country or territory of destination and the metropolitan part of the Member State to which that territory belongs. Customs or other relevant authorities shall have the right to verify whether this condition is met and may decide that, pending such verification, the export shall not take place.

3.   Paragraph 1 shall not apply to exports to third countries, provided that the goods are used by military or civil personnel of a Member State, if such personnel is taking part in an EU or UN peace keeping or crisis management operation in the third country concerned or in an operation based on agreements between Member States and third countries in the field of defence. Customs and other relevant authorities shall have the right to verify whether this condition is met. Pending such verification, the export shall not take place.

Article 12

Criteria for granting export authorisations

1.   Decisions on applications for authorisations in respect of the export of goods listed in Annex III shall be taken by the competent authorities, taking into account all relevant considerations, including in particular whether an application in respect of an essentially identical export has been dismissed by another Member State in the preceding three years and considerations about intended end-use and the risk of diversion.

2.   The competent authority shall not grant any authorisation when there are reasonable grounds to believe that goods listed in Annex III might be used for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, including judicial corporal punishment, by a law enforcement authority or any natural or legal person in a third country.

The competent authority shall take into account:

(a)

available international court judgements;

(b)

findings of the competent bodies of the UN, the Council of Europe and the EU, and reports of the Council of Europe's European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and Punishment and of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Other relevant information, including available national court judgements, reports or other information prepared by civil society organisations and information on restrictions on exports of goods listed in Annexes II and III applied by the country of destination, may be taken into account.

3.   The rules laid down in the second and third subparagraphs shall apply to the verification of the intended end-use and the risk of diversion.

If the manufacturer of goods listed in point 3.2 or 3.3 of Annex III requests an authorisation for exporting such goods to a distributor, the competent authority shall make an assessment of the contractual arrangements made by the manufacturer and the distributor and of the measures that they are taking to ensure that these goods and, if applicable, the products in which they will be incorporated will not be used for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

If an authorisation is requested for exporting goods listed in point 3.2 or 3.3 of Annex III to an end-user, the competent authority may, when assessing the risk of diversion, take into account the contractual arrangements that apply and the end-use statement signed by the end-user, if such a statement is provided. If no end-use statement is provided, it shall be up to the exporter to demonstrate who will be the end-user and what use will be made of the goods. If the exporter fails to provide sufficient information on the end-user and the end-use, the competent authority shall be deemed to have reasonable grounds to believe that the goods might be used for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

4.   In addition to the criteria set out in paragraph 1, when assessing an application for a global authorisation, the competent authority shall take into consideration the application by the exporter of proportionate and adequate means and procedures to ensure compliance with the provisions and objectives of this Regulation and with the terms and conditions of the authorisation.

Article 13

Prohibition of transit

A natural or legal person, entity or body, including a partnership, whether resident or established in a Member State or not, shall be prohibited from executing the transit of goods listed in Annex III, if he, she or it knows that any part of a shipment of such goods is intended to be used for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in a third country.

Article 14

National measures

1.   Notwithstanding Articles 11 and 12, a Member State may adopt or maintain a prohibition on the export and import of leg irons, gang chains and portable electric shock devices.

2.   A Member State may impose an authorisation requirement on the export of handcuffs which have an overall dimension including chains, measured from the outer edge of one cuff to the outer edge of the other cuff, exceeding 240 mm when locked. The Member State concerned shall apply Chapters III and V to such handcuffs.

3.   Member States shall notify the Commission of any measures adopted pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 before they enter into force.

Article 15

Authorisation requirement for certain services

1.   An authorisation shall be required for any supply, by a supplier of technical assistance or a broker, respectively, of one of the following services to any person, entity or body in a third country, whether for consideration or not:

(a)

technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex III, irrespective of the origin of such goods; and

(b)

brokering services related to goods listed in Annex III, irrespective of the origin of such goods.

2.   When deciding on applications for an authorisation for the supply of brokering services concerning goods listed in Annex III, Article 12 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

When deciding on applications for an authorisation for the supply of technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex III, the criteria set out in Article 12 shall be taken into account to assess:

(a)

whether the technical assistance would be supplied to a person, entity or body that might use the goods to which the technical assistance relates for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; and

(b)

whether the technical assistance would be used to repair, develop, manufacture, test, maintain or assemble goods listed in Annex III for, or to supply technical assistance to, a person, entity or body that might use the goods to which the technical assistance relates for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

3.   Paragraph 1 shall not apply to the supply of technical assistance, if

(a)

the technical assistance is supplied to a law enforcement authority of a Member State or to military or civil personnel of a Member State as described in the first sentence of Article 11(3);

(b)

the technical assistance consists of providing information that is in the public domain; or

(c)

the technical assistance is the minimum necessary for the installation, operation, maintenance or repair of those goods listed in Annex III whose export has been authorised by a competent authority in accordance with this Regulation.

4.   Notwithstanding paragraph 1, a Member State may maintain a prohibition on the supply of brokering services related to leg irons, gang chains and portable electric shock devices. Where a Member State maintains such a prohibition, it shall inform the Commission if measures previously adopted and notified in accordance with Article 7a(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 are amended or repealed.

CHAPTER IV

GOODS THAT COULD BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Article 16

Export authorisation requirement

1.   For any export of goods listed in Annex IV, an authorisation shall be required irrespective of the origin of such goods. However, no authorisation shall be required for goods which only pass through the customs territory of the Union, namely those which are not assigned a customs approved treatment or use other than the external transit procedure under Article 226 of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013, including storage of non-Union goods in a free zone.

Annex IV shall only comprise goods that could be used for the purpose of capital punishment and have been approved or actually used for capital punishment by one or more third countries that have not abolished capital punishment. It shall not include:

(a)

firearms controlled by Regulation (EU) No 258/2012;

(b)

dual-use items controlled by Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 and

(c)

goods controlled in accordance with Common Position 2008/944/CFSP.

2.   Where the export of medicinal products requires an export authorisation pursuant to this Regulation and the export is also subject to authorisation requirements in accordance with international conventions controlling narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, such as the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, Member States may use a single procedure to carry out the obligations imposed on them by this Regulation and by the relevant convention.

Article 17

Criteria for granting export authorisations

1.   Decisions on applications for authorisations in respect of the export of goods listed in Annex IV shall be taken by the competent authorities, taking into account all relevant considerations, including in particular whether an application in respect of an essentially identical export has been dismissed by another Member State in the preceding three years and considerations about intended end-use and the risk of diversion.

2.   The competent authority shall not grant any authorisation when there are reasonable grounds to believe that the goods listed in Annex IV might be used for capital punishment in a third country.

3.   The rules in the second, third and fourth subparagraphs shall apply to the verification of the intended end-use and the risk of diversion.

If the manufacturer of goods listed in Section 1 of Annex IV requests an authorisation for exporting such products to a distributor, the competent authority shall make an assessment of the contractual arrangements made by the manufacturer and the distributor and of the measures that they are taking to ensure that the goods will not be used for capital punishment.

If an authorisation is requested for exporting goods listed in Section 1 of Annex IV to an end-user, the competent authority may, when assessing the risk of diversion, take into account the contractual arrangements that apply and the end-use statement signed by the end-user, if such a statement is provided. If no end-use statement is provided, it shall be up to the exporter to demonstrate who will be the end-user and what use will be made of the goods. If the exporter fails to provide sufficient information on the end-user and the end-use, the competent authority shall be deemed to have reasonable grounds to believe that the goods might be used for capital punishment.

The Commission, in cooperation with competent authorities of the Member States, may adopt best practice guidelines on the assessment of end-use and of the purpose for which technical assistance would be used.

4.   In addition to the criteria set out in paragraph 1, when assessing an application for a global authorisation the competent authority shall take into consideration the application by the exporter of proportionate and adequate means and procedures to ensure compliance with the provisions and objectives of this Regulation and with the terms and conditions of the authorisation.

Article 18

Prohibition of transit

A natural or legal person, entity or body, including a partnership, whether resident or established in a Member State or not, shall be prohibited from executing the transit of goods listed in Annex IV, if he, she or it knows that any part of a shipment of such goods is intended to be used for capital punishment in a third country.

Article 19

Authorisation requirement for certain services

1.   An authorisation shall be required for any supply, by a supplier of technical assistance or a broker, respectively, of one of the following services to any person, entity or body in a third country whether for consideration or not:

(a)

technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex IV, irrespective of the origin of such goods; and

(b)

brokering services related to goods listed in Annex IV, irrespective of the origin of such goods.

2.   When deciding on applications for an authorisation for the supply of brokering services concerning goods listed in Annex IV Article 17 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

When deciding on applications for an authorisation for the supply of technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex IV, the criteria set out in Article 17 shall be taken into account to assess:

(a)

whether the technical assistance would be supplied to a person, entity or body that might use the goods to which the technical assistance relates for capital punishment; and

(b)

whether the technical assistance would be used to repair, develop, manufacture, test, maintain or assemble goods listed in Annex IV for, or supply technical assistance to, a person, entity or body that might use the goods to which the technical assistance relates for capital punishment.

3.   Paragraph 1 shall not apply to the supply of technical assistance, if

(a)

the technical assistance consists of providing information that is in the public domain; or

(b)

the technical assistance is the minimum necessary for the installation, operation, maintenance or repair of those goods listed in Annex IV whose export has been authorised by a competent authority in accordance with this Regulation.

CHAPTER V

AUTHORISATION PROCEDURES

Article 20

Types of authorisations and issuing authorities

1.   A Union General Export Authorisation for certain exports as set out in Annex V is established by this Regulation.

The competent authority of the Member State where the exporter is resident or established may prohibit the exporter from using this authorisation, if there is reasonable suspicion about the exporter's ability to comply with the terms of this authorisation or with a provision of the export control legislation.

The competent authorities of the Member States shall exchange information on all exporters deprived of the right to use the Union General Export Authorisation, unless they determine that a specific exporter will not attempt to export goods listed in Annex IV through another Member State. A secure and encrypted system for exchange of information shall be used for this purpose.

2.   An authorisation for exports other than those referred to in paragraph 1 for which an authorisation is required under this Regulation shall be granted by the competent authority of the Member State where the exporter is resident or established, as listed in Annex I. Such authorisation may be an individual or a global authorisation, if it concerns goods listed in Annex III or in Annex IV. An authorisation concerning goods listed in Annex II shall be an individual authorisation.

3.   An authorisation for transit of goods listed in Annex II shall be granted by the competent authority of the Member State where the natural or legal person, entity or body transporting the goods within the customs territory of the Union is resident or established, as listed in Annex I. If that person, entity or body is not resident or established in a Member State, an authorisation shall be granted by the competent authority of the Member State in which the entry of goods into the customs territory of the Union takes place. Such an authorisation shall be an individual authorisation.

4.   An authorisation for imports for which an authorisation is required under this Regulation shall be granted by the competent authority of the Member State where the museum is established, as listed in Annex I. An authorisation concerning goods listed in Annex II shall be an individual authorisation.

5.   An authorisation for the supply of technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex II shall be granted by:

(a)

the competent authority of the Member State where the supplier of technical assistance is resident or established, as listed in Annex I, or, if there is no such Member State, the competent authority of the Member State of which the supplier of technical assistance is a national or under whose law it has been incorporated or constituted, if the assistance is to be supplied to a museum in a third country; or

(b)

the competent authority of the Member State where the museum is established, as listed in Annex I, if the assistance is to be supplied to a museum in the Union.

6.   An authorisation for the supply of technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex III or in Annex IV shall be granted by the competent authority of the Member State where the supplier of technical assistance is resident or established, as listed in Annex I, or, if there is no such Member State, the competent authority of the Member State of which the supplier of technical assistance is a national or under whose law it has been incorporated or constituted.

7.   An authorisation for the supply of brokering services related to goods listed in Annex III or in Annex IV shall be granted by the competent authority of the Member State where the broker is resident or established, as listed in Annex I, or, if there is no such Member State, the competent authority of the Member State of which the broker is a national or under whose law it has been incorporated or constituted. Such an authorisation shall be granted for a set quantity of specific goods moving between two or more third countries. The location of the goods in the originating third country, the end-user and its exact location shall be clearly identified.

8.   Applicants shall supply the competent authority with all relevant information required for their applications for an individual or global authorisation for exports or for brokering services, for an authorisation for technical assistance, for an individual import authorisation or for an individual authorisation for transit.

As regards exports, the competent authorities shall receive complete information in particular on the end-user, the country of destination and the end-use of the goods.

As regards brokering services the competent authorities shall in particular receive details of the location of the goods in the originating third country, a clear description of the goods and the quantity involved, third parties involved in the transaction, the third country of destination, the end-user in that country and its exact location.

The granting of an authorisation may be subject to an end-use statement, if appropriate.

9.   By way of derogation from paragraph 8, where a manufacturer or a manufacturer's representative is to export or to sell and transfer goods included in point 3.2 or 3.3 of Annex III or in Section 1 of Annex IV to a distributor in a third country, the manufacturer shall provide information on the arrangements made and the measures taken to prevent the goods included in point 3.2 or 3.3 of Annex III from being used for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment or to prevent the goods included in Section 1 of Annex IV from being used for capital punishment, on the country of destination and, if available, information on the end-use and the end-users of the goods.

10.   Upon request of a national preventive mechanism established under the Optional Protocol to the 1984 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the competent authorities may decide to make the information they have received from an applicant on the country of destination, the consignee, the end-use and the end-users or, where relevant, the distributor and the arrangements and measures referred to in paragraph 9, available to the requesting national preventive mechanism. The competent authorities shall hear the applicant before the information is made available and may impose restrictions on the use that can be made of the information. The competent authorities shall make their decisions in accordance with national laws and practice.

11.   Member States shall process requests for individual or global authorisations within a period of time to be determined by national law or practice.

Article 21

Authorisations

1.   Authorisations for export, import or transit shall be issued on a form consistent with the model set out in Annex VII. Authorisations concerning brokering services shall be issued on a form consistent with the model set out in Annex VIII. Authorisations concerning technical assistance shall be issued on a form consistent with the model set out in Annex IX. Such authorisations shall be valid throughout the Union. The period of validity of an authorisation shall be from three to twelve months, with a possible extension of up to twelve months. The period of validity of a global authorisation shall be from one year to three years with a possible extension of up to two years.

2.   An authorisation for export granted in accordance with Article 12 or with Article 17 implies an authorisation for the exporter to supply technical assistance to the end-user to the extent that such assistance is necessary for the installation, operation, maintenance or repair of those goods whose export is authorised.

3.   Authorisations may be issued by electronic means. The specific procedures shall be established on a national basis. Member States availing themselves of this option shall inform the Commission.

4.   Authorisations for export, import, transit, the supply of technical assistance or the supply of brokering services shall be subject to any requirements and conditions the competent authority deems appropriate.

5.   The competent authorities, acting in accordance with this Regulation, may refuse to grant an authorisation and may annul, suspend, modify or revoke an authorisation which they have already granted.

Article 22

Customs formalities

1.   When completing customs formalities, the exporter or importer shall submit the duly completed form set out in Annex VII as proof that the necessary authorisation for the export or import concerned has been obtained. If the document is not filled out in an official language of the Member State where the customs formalities are being completed, the exporter or importer may be required to provide a translation into such official language.

2.   If a customs declaration is made concerning goods listed in Annex II, III or IV and it is confirmed that no authorisation has been granted pursuant to this Regulation for the intended export or import, the customs authorities shall detain the goods declared and shall make the exporter or importer aware of the possibility to apply for an authorisation pursuant to this Regulation. If no application for an authorisation is made within six months of the detention, or if the competent authority dismisses such an application, the customs authorities shall dispose of the detained goods in accordance with applicable national law.

Article 23

Notification and consultation requirement

1.   A Member State shall notify the other Member States and the Commission if its competent authorities, as listed in Annex I, take a decision dismissing an application for an authorisation under this Regulation or if they annul an authorisation they have granted. Such notification shall be made not later than 30 days following the date of the decision or annulment.

2.   The competent authority shall, through diplomatic channels where required or appropriate, consult the authority or authorities which, in the preceding three years, dismissed an application for authorisation of an export, a transit, the supply of technical assistance to a person, entity or body in a third country or the supply of brokering services under this Regulation, if it receives an application concerning an export, a transit, the supply of technical assistance to a person, entity or body in a third country or the supply of brokering services involving an essentially identical transaction referred to in such earlier application and considers that an authorisation should, nevertheless, be granted.

3.   If, after the consultations referred to in paragraph 2, the competent authority decides to grant an authorisation, the relevant Member State shall immediately inform the other Member States and the Commission of its decision and explain the reasons for its decision, submitting supporting information as appropriate.

4.   Where a refusal to grant an authorisation is based on a national prohibition in accordance with Article 14(1) or Article 15(4), it shall not constitute a decision dismissing an application within the meaning of paragraph 1 of this Article.

5.   All notifications required under this Article shall be made via a secure and encrypted system for exchange of information.

CHAPTER VI

GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 24

Amendment of Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 29, to amend Annexes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX. The data in Annex I regarding competent authorities of the Member States shall be amended on the basis of information supplied by the Member States.

Where, in the case of amendment of Annex II, III, IV or V, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 30 shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.

Article 25

Requests for adding goods to one of the lists of goods

1.   Each Member State may address a duly substantiated request to the Commission to add goods designed or marketed for law enforcement to Annex II, Annex III or Annex IV. Such a request shall include information on:

(a)

the design and characteristics of the goods;

(b)

all the purposes for which they can be used; and

(c)

the international or domestic rules that would be broken if the goods were to be used for law enforcement.

When addressing its request to the Commission, the requesting Member State shall also forward that request to the other Member States.

2.   The Commission may, within three months of the receipt of the request, ask the requesting Member State to provide supplementary information, if it considers that the request fails to address one or more relevant points or that additional information on one or more relevant points is necessary. It shall communicate the points on which supplementary information needs to be provided. The Commission shall forward its questions to the other Member States. The other Member States may also provide the Commission with further information for the assessment of the request.

3.   If it considers that there is no need to ask for supplementary information or, where applicable, upon receipt of the supplementary information it has requested, the Commission shall, within 20 weeks of the receipt of the request or the receipt of supplementary information, respectively, commence the procedure for the adoption of the requested amendment or inform the requesting Member State of the reasons for not doing so.

Article 26

Exchange of information between Member States' authorities and the Commission

1.   Without prejudice to Article 23, the Commission and the Member States shall, upon request, inform each other of the measures taken under this Regulation and supply each other with any relevant information at their disposal in connection with this Regulation, in particular information on authorisations granted and refused.

2.   Relevant information on authorisations granted and refused shall comprise at least the type of decision, the grounds for the decision or a summary thereof, the names of the consignees and, if they are not the same, of the end-users as well as the goods concerned.

3.   Member States, if possible in cooperation with the Commission, shall make a public, annual activity report, providing information on the number of applications received, on the goods and countries concerned by these applications, and on the decisions they have taken on these applications. This report shall not include information the disclosure of which a Member State considers to be contrary to the essential interests of its security.

4.   The Commission shall prepare an annual report comprised of the annual activity reports referred to in paragraph 3. That annual report shall be made publicly available.

5.   Except for the supply of information mentioned in paragraph 2 to the authorities of the other Member State and to the Commission, this Article shall be without prejudice to applicable national rules concerning confidentiality and professional secrecy.

6.   The refusal to grant an authorisation, if it is based on a national prohibition adopted in accordance with Article 14(1), shall not constitute an authorisation refused within the meaning of paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Article.

Article 27

Processing of personal data

Personal data shall be processed and exchanged in accordance with the rules laid down in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

Article 28

Use of information

Without prejudice to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council (14) and national legislation on public access to documents, information received pursuant to this Regulation shall be used only for the purpose for which it was requested.

Article 29

Exercise of the delegation

1.   The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2.   The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 24 shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years from 16 December 2016. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the five-year period. The delegation of power shall be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period.

3.   The delegation of power referred to in Article 24 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4.   Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making.

5.   As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6.   A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 24 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

Article 30

Urgency procedure

1.   Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and to the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2.   Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 29(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or by the Council.

Article 31

Anti-Torture Coordination Group

1.   An Anti-Torture Coordination Group chaired by a representative of the Commission shall be established. Each Member State shall appoint a representative to that group.

2.   The Anti-Torture Coordination Group shall examine any questions concerning the application of this Regulation, including, without limitation, the exchange of information on administrative practices and any questions which may be raised either by the chair or by a representative of a Member State.

3.   The Anti-Torture Coordination Group may, whenever it considers it to be necessary, consult exporters, brokers, suppliers of technical assistance and other relevant stakeholders concerned by this Regulation.

4.   The Commission shall submit an annual report in writing to the European Parliament on the activities, examinations and consultations of the Anti-Torture Coordination Group.

The annual report shall be drawn up paying due regard to the need not to undermine the commercial interests of natural or legal persons. The discussions in the Anti-Torture Coordination Group shall be kept confidential.

Article 32

Review

1.   By 31 July 2020, and every five years thereafter, the Commission shall review the implementation of this Regulation and present a comprehensive implementation and impact assessment report to the European Parliament and to the Council, which may include proposals for its amendment. The review will assess the need to include the activities of Union nationals abroad. Member States shall provide to the Commission all appropriate information for the preparation of the report.

2.   Special sections of the report shall deal with:

(a)

the Anti-Torture Coordination Group and its activities. The report shall be drawn up paying due regard to the need not to undermine the commercial interests of natural or legal persons. The discussions in the group shall be kept confidential;

(b)

information on the measures taken by the Member States pursuant to Article 33(1) and notified to the Commission pursuant to Article 33(2).

Article 33

Penalties

1.   Member States shall lay down the rules on penalties applicable to infringements of this Regulation and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented. The penalties provided for shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

2.   Member States shall notify the Commission without delay of any amendment affecting rules on penalties notified in accordance with Article 17(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005.

Article 34

Territorial scope

1.   This Regulation shall have the same territorial scope of application as the Treaties, except for the first subparagraph of Article 3(1), the first subparagraph of Article 4(1), Articles 5, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 18, Article 20(1) to (4) and Article 22, which shall apply to:

the customs territory of the Union;

the Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla;

the German territory of Helgoland.

2.   For the purpose of this Regulation Ceuta, Helgoland and Melilla shall be treated as part of the customs territory of the Union.

Article 35

Repeal

Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 is repealed.

References to the repealed Regulation shall be construed as references to this Regulation and shall be read in accordance with the correlation table in Annex XI.

Article 36

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth 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 Strasbourg, 16 January 2019.

For the European Parliament

The President

A. TAJANI

For the Council

The President

G. CIAMBA


(1)  Position of the European Parliament of 29 November 2018 (not yet published in the Official Journal) and Decision of the Council of 17 December 2018.

(2)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 of 27 June 2005 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (OJ L 200, 30.7.2005, p. 1).

(3)  See Annex X.

(4)  Resolution 3452 (XXX) of 9 December 1975 of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

(5)  Resolution 34/169 of 17 December 1979 of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

(6)  Approved by Resolutions 663 C (XXIV) of 31 July 1957 and 2076 (LXII) of 13 May 1977 of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

(7)  Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment (OJ L 335, 13.12.2008, p. 99).

(8)  Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items (OJ L 134, 29.5.2009, p. 1).

(9)  Regulation (EU) No 258/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012 implementing Article 10 of the United Nations' Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UN Firearms Protocol), and establishing export authorisation, and import and transit measures for firearms, their parts and components and ammunition (OJ L 94, 30.3.2012, p. 1).

(10)  Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (OJ L 119, 4.5.2016, p. 1).

(11)  Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (OJ L 295, 21.11.2018, p. 39).

(12)  OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.

(13)  Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (OJ L 269, 10.10.2013, p. 1).

(14)  Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43).


ANNEX I

LIST OF AUTHORITIES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLES 20 AND 23, AND ADDRESS FOR NOTIFICATIONS TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

A.   Authorities of the Member States

BELGIUM

Federale Overheidsdienst Economie, K.M.O., Middenstand en Energie

Algemene Directie Economische Analyses en Internationale Economie

Dienst Vergunningen

Vooruitgangstraat 50

B-1210 Brussel

BELGIË

Service public fédéral économie, PME, classes moyennes et énergie

Direction générale des analyses économiques et de l'économie internationale

Service licences

Rue du Progrès 50

B-1210 Bruxelles

BELGIQUE

Tel. +32 22776713, +32 22775459

Fax +32 22775063

E-mail: frieda.coosemans@economie.fgov.be

johan.debontridder@economie.fgov.be

BULGARIA

Министерство на икономиката

ул. ‘Славянска’ № 8

1052 София/Sofia

БЪЛГАРИЯ/BULGARIA

Ministry of Economy

8, Slavyanska Str.

1052 Sofia

BULGARIA

Tel. +359 29407771

Fax +359 29880727

E-mail: exportcontrol@mi.government.bg

CZECH REPUBLIC

Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu

Licenční správa

Na Františku 32

110 15 Praha 1

ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA

Tel. +420 224907638

Fax +420 224214558

E-mail: dual@mpo.cz

DENMARK

Annex III, No 2 and 3

Justitsministeriet

Slotsholmsgade 10

DK-1216 København K

DANMARK

Tel. +45 72268400

Fax +45 33933510

E-mail: jm@jm.dk

Annex II and Annex III, No 1

Erhvervs- og Vækstministeriet

Erhvervsstyrelsen

Eksportkontrol

Langelinie Allé 17

DK-2100 København Ø

DANMARK

Tel. +45 35291000

Fax +45 35291001

E-mail: eksportkontrol@erst.dk

GERMANY

Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA)

Frankfurter Straße 29—35

D-65760 Eschborn

DEUTSCHLAND

Tel. +49 6196 908 2217

Fax +49 6196 908 1800

E-mail: ausfuhrkontrolle@bafa.bund.de

ESTONIA

Strateegilise kauba komisjon

Islandi väljak 1

15049 Tallinn

EESTI/ESTONIA

Tel. +372 6377192

Fax +372 6377199

E-mail: stratkom@vm.ee

IRELAND

An tAonad Ceadúnúcháin

An Roinn Gnó, Fiontar agus Nuálaíochta

23 Sráid Chill Dara

Baile Átha Cliath 2

ÉIRE

Tel. +353 16312121

Fax +353 16312562

E-mail: exportcontrol@djei.ie

Licensing Unit

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

23 Kildare Street

Dublin 2

ÉIRE

Tel. +353 16312121

Fax +353 16312562

E-mail: exportcontrol@djei.ie

GREECE

Υπουργείο Ανάπτυξης, Ανταγωνιστικότητας, Υποδομών, Μεταφορών και Δικτύων

Γενική Διεύθυνση Διεθνούς Οικονομικής Πολιτικής

Διεύθυνση Καθεστώτων Εισαγωγών-Εξαγωγών, Εμπορικής Άμυνας

Ερμού και Κορνάρου 1,

GR-105 63 Αθήνα/Athens

ΕΛΛΑΔΑ/GREECE

Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks

General Directorate for International Economic Policy

Directorate of Import-Export Regimes, Trade Defence Instruments

Ermou and Kornarou 1,

GR-105 63 Athens

GREECE

Tel. +30 2103286021-22, +30 2103286051-47

Fax +30 2103286094

E-mail: e3a@mnec.gr, e3c@mnec.gr

SPAIN

Subdirección General de Comercio Internacional de Material de Defensa y Doble Uso

Secretaría de Estado de Comercio

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Paseo de la Castellana 162, planta 7

E-28046 Madrid

ESPAÑA

Tel. +34 913492587

Fax +34 913492470

E-mail: sgdefensa.sscc@comercio.mineco.es

FRANCE

Ministère des finances et des comptes publics

Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects

Bureau E2

11 Rue des Deux Communes

F-93558 Montreuil Cedex

FRANCE

Tel. +33 1 57 53 43 98

Fax + 33 1 57 53 48 32

E-mail: dg-e2@douane.finances.gouv.fr

CROATIA

Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova

Samostalni sektor za trgovinsku politiku i gospodarsku multilateralu

Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 7-8

10 000 Zagreb

REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA

Tel. +385 1 6444 625 (626)

Fax + 385 1 6444 601

ITALY

Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico

Direzione Generale per la Politica Commerciale Internazionale

Divisione IV

Viale Boston, 25

00144 Roma

ITALIA

Tel. +39 0659932439

Fax +39 0659647506

E-mail: polcom4@mise.gov.it

CYPRUS

Yπουργείο Ενέργειας, Εμπορίου, Βιομηχανίας και Τουρισμού

Υπηρεσία Εμπορίου

Κλάδος Έκδοσης Αδειών Εισαγωγών/Εξαγωγών

Ανδρέα Αραούζου 6

CY-1421 Λευκωσία

ΚΥΠΡΟΣ/CYPRUS

Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism

Trade Service

Import/Export Licensing Section

6 Andreas Araouzos Street

CY-1421 Nicosia

CYPRUS

Tel. +357 22867100, +357 22867197, +357 22867332

Fax +357 22375443

E-mail: ts@mcit.gov.cy, pevgeniou@mcit.gov.cy

LATVIA

Ārlietu ministrija

K. Valdemāra iela 3

LV-1395 Rīga

LATVIJA

Tel. +371 67016426

Fax +371 67828121

E-mail: mfa.cha@mfa.gov.lv

LITHUANIA

Policijos departamento prie Vidaus reikalų ministerijos

Viešosios policijos valdybos Licencijavimo skyrius

Saltoniškių g. 19

LT-08105 Vilnius

LIETUVA/LITHUANIA

Tel. +370 82719767

Fax +370 52719976

E-mail: leidimai.pd@policija.lt

LUXEMBOURG

Ministère de l'Économie

Office des Licences

19-21, boulevard Royal

L-2449 Luxembourg

BP 113/L-2011 Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG

Tel. +352 22 61 62

Fax +352 46 61 38

E-mail: office.licences@eco.etat.lu

HUNGARY

Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedélyezési Hivatal

Németvölgyi út 37-39

H-1124 Budapest

MAGYARORSZÁG/HUNGARY

Tel. +36 14585599

Fax +36 14585885

E-mail: armstrade@mkeh.gov.hu

MALTA

Dipartiment tal-Kummerċ

Servizzi ta' Kummerċ

Lascaris

Valletta VLT2000

MALTA

Commerce Department

Trade Services

Lascaris

Valletta VLT2000

MALTA

Tel. +356 21242270

Fax +356 25690286

NETHERLANDS

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

Directoraat-Generaal Buitenlandse Economische Betrekkingen

Directie Internationale Marktordening en Handelspolitiek

Bezuidenhoutseweg 67

Postbus 20061

2500 EB Den Haag

NEDERLAND

Tel. +31 703485954, +31 703484652

AUSTRIA

Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft

Abteilung ‘Außenwirtschaftskontrolle’ C2/9

Stubenring 1

A-1011 Wien

ÖSTERREICH

Tel. +43 1711008341

Fax +43 1711008366

E-mail: post.c29@bmwfw.gv.at

POLAND

Ministerstwo Gospodarki

Departament Handlu i Usług

Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/5

00-507 Warszawa

POLSKA/POLAND

Tel. +48 226935553

Fax +48 226934021

E-mail: SekretariatDHU@mg.gov.pl

PORTUGAL

Ministério das Finanças

AT- Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira

Direcção de Serviços de Licenciamento

Rua da Alfândega, n. 5, r/c

P-1149-006 Lisboa

PORTUGAL

Tel. +351 218813843

Fax +351 218813986

E-mail: dsl@at.gov.pt

ROMANIA

Ministerul Economiei, Comerțului și Turismului

Departamentul pentru Comerț Exterior și Relații Internaționale

Direcția Politici Comerciale

Calea Victoriei nr. 152

București, sector 1

Cod poștal 010096

ROMÂNIA

Tel. +40 214010552, +40 214010504, +40 214010507

Fax +40 214010568, +40 213150454

E-mail: adrian.berezintu@dce.gov.ro

SLOVENIA

Ministrstvo za gospodarski razvoj in tehnologijo

Direktorat za notranji trg, Sektor za trgovinsko politiko

Kotnikova 5

1000 Ljubljana

REPUBLIKA SLOVENIJA

Tel. +386 1 400 3564;

Fax +386 1 400 3588

Ministry for Economic Development and Technology

Directorate for Internal Market, Trade Policy Division

Kotnikova 5

1000 Ljubljana

THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

Tel. +386 1 400 3564;

Fax +386 1 400 3588

SLOVAKIA

Ministerstvo hospodárstva Slovenskej republiky

Odbor výkonu obchodných opatrení

Mierová 19

827 15 Bratislava

SLOVENSKO

Tel. +421 248542163

Fax +421 243423915

E-mail: lucia.filipkova@economy.gov.sk

FINLAND

Sisäministeriö

Poliisiosasto

PL 26

FI-00023 Valtioneuvosto

FINLAND

Inrikesministeriet

Polisavdelningen

PB 26

FI-00023 Statsrådet

SUOMI/FINLAND

Tel. +358 295 480 171

Fax +358 9 160 44635

E-mail: kirjaamo@intermin.fi

SWEDEN

Kommerskollegium

PO Box 6803

SE-113 86 Stockholm

SVERIGE

Tel. +46 86904800

Fax +46 8306759

E-mail: registrator@kommers.se

UNITED KINGDOM

Import of goods listed in Annex II:

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Import Licensing Branch (ILB)

E-mail: enquiries.ilb@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Export of goods listed in Annexes II or III, and supply of technical assistance related to goods listed in Annex II as referred to in Articles 3(1) and (4)(1):

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Export Control Organisation

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

UNITED KINGDOM

Tel. +44 2072154594

Fax +44 2072152635

E-mail: eco.help@bis.gsi.gov.uk

B.   Address for notifications to the European Commission

European Commission

Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

Office EEAS 7/99

B-1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIUM

E-mail: relex-sanctions@ec.europa.eu


ANNEX II

LIST OF GOODS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLES 3 AND 4

Introductory Note:

The ‘CN codes’ in this Annex refer to codes specified in Part Two of Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 (1).

Where ‘ex’ precedes the CN code, the goods covered by this Regulation constitute only a part of the scope of the CN code and are determined by both the description given in this Annex and the scope of the CN code.

Notes:

1.

Items 1.3 and 1.4 in Section 1 concerning goods designed for the execution of human beings do not cover medical-technical goods.

2.

The object of the controls contained in this Annex should not be defeated by the export of any non-controlled goods (including plant) containing one or more controlled components when the controlled component or components are the principal element of the goods and can feasibly be removed or used for other purposes.

NB:

In judging whether the controlled component or components are to be considered the principal element, it is necessary to weigh the factors of quantity, value and technological know-how involved and other special circumstances which might establish the controlled component or components as the principal element of the goods being procured.

CN code

Description

  1.   

Goods designed for the execution of human beings, as follows:

ex 4421 90 97

ex 8208 90 00

1.1.

Gallows, guillotines and blades for guillotines

ex 8543 70 90

ex 9401 79 00

ex 9401 80 00

ex 9402 10 00

1.2.

Electric chairs for the purpose of execution of human beings

ex 9406 00 38

ex 9406 00 80

1.3.

Airtight vaults, made of e.g. steel and glass, designed for the purpose of execution of human beings by the administration of a lethal gas or substance

ex 8413 81 00

ex 9018 90 50

ex 9018 90 60

ex 9018 90 84

1.4.

Automatic drug injection systems designed for the purpose of execution of human beings by the administration of a lethal chemical substance

  2.   

Goods which are not suitable for use by law enforcement authorities to restrain human beings, as follows:

ex 8543 70 90

2.1.

Electric shock devices which are intended to be worn on the body by a restrained individual, such as belts, sleeves and cuffs, designed for restraining human beings by the administration of electric shocks

ex 7326 90 98

ex 7616 99 90

ex 8301 50 00

ex 3926 90 97

ex 4203 30 00

ex 4203 40 00

ex 4205 00 90

2.2.

Thumb-cuffs, finger-cuffs, thumbscrews and finger-screws

Note:

This item includes both serrated and non-serrated cuffs and screws

ex 7326 90 98

ex 7616 99 90

ex 8301 50 00

ex 3926 90 97

ex 4203 30 00

ex 4203 40 00

ex 4205 00 90

ex 6217 10 00

ex 6307 90 98

2.3.

Bar fetters, weighted leg restraints and gang chains comprising bar fetters or weighted leg restraints

Notes:

1.

Bar fetters are shackles or ankle rings fitted with a locking mechanism, linked by a rigid bar which is typically made of metal

2.

This item includes bar fetters and weighted leg restraints which are linked to ordinary handcuffs by means of a chain

ex 7326 90 98

ex 7616 99 90

ex 8301 50 00

ex 3926 90 97

ex 4203 30 00

ex 4203 40 00

ex 4205 00 90

ex 6217 10 00

ex 6307 90 98

2.4.

Cuffs for restraining human beings, designed to be anchored to a wall, floor or ceiling

ex 9401 61 00

ex 9401 69 00

ex 9401 71 00

ex 9401 79 00

ex 9401 80 00

ex 9402 10 00

2.5.

Restraint chairs: chairs fitted with shackles or other devices to restrain a human being

Note:

This item does not prohibit chairs only fitted with straps or belts

ex 9402 90 00

ex 9403 20 20

ex 9403 20 80

ex 9403 50 00

ex 9403 70 00

ex 9403 81 00

ex 9403 89 00

2.6.

Shackle boards and shackle beds: boards and beds fitted with shackles or other devices to restrain a human being

Note:

This item does not prohibit boards and beds only fitted with straps or belts

ex 9402 90 00

ex 9403 20 20

ex 9403 50 00

ex 9403 70 00

ex 9403 81 00

ex 9403 89 00

2.7.

Cage beds: beds comprising a cage (four sides and a ceiling) or similar structure enclosing a human being within the confines of the bed, the ceiling or one or more of the sides of which are fitted with metal or other bars, and which can only be opened from outside

ex 9402 90 00

ex 9403 20 20

ex 9403 50 00

ex 9403 70 00

ex 9403 81 00

ex 9403 89 00

2.8.

Net beds: beds comprising a cage (four sides and a ceiling) or similar structure enclosing a human being within the confines of the bed, the ceiling or one or more sides of which are fitted with nets, and which can only be opened from outside

  3.   

Portable devices which are not suitable for use by law enforcement authorities for the purpose of riot control or self-protection, as follows:

ex 9304 00 00

3.1.

Batons or truncheons made of metal or other material having a shaft with metal spikes

ex 3926 90 97

ex 7326 90 98

3.2.

Shields with metal spikes

  4.   

Whips as follows:

ex 6602 00 00

4.1.

Whips comprising multiple lashes or thongs, such as knouts or cats o'nine tails

ex 6602 00 00

4.2.

Whips having one or more lashes or thongs fitted with barbs, hooks, spikes, metal wire or similar objects enhancing the impact of the lash or thong


(1)  Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1).


ANNEX III

LIST OF GOODS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 11

Introductory Note:

The CN codes in this Annex refer to codes specified in Part Two of Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87.

Where ‘ex’ precedes the CN code, the goods covered by this Regulation constitute only a part of the scope of the CN code and are determined by both the description given in this Annex and the scope of the CN code.

Notes:

1.

The object of the controls contained in this Annex should not be defeated by the export of any non-controlled goods (including plant) containing one or more controlled components when the controlled component or components are the principal element of the goods and can feasibly be removed or used for other purposes.

NB:

In judging whether the controlled component or components are to be considered the principal element, it is necessary to weigh the factors of quantity, value and technological know-how involved and other special circumstances which might establish the controlled component or components as the principal element of the goods being procured.

2.

In some instances chemicals are listed by name and CAS number. The list applies to chemicals of the same structural formula (including hydrates) regardless of name or CAS number. CAS numbers are shown to assist in identifying a particular chemical or mixture, irrespective of nomenclature. CAS numbers cannot be used as unique identifiers because some forms of the listed chemical have different CAS numbers, and mixtures containing a listed chemical may also have different CAS numbers.

CN code

Description

  1.   

Goods designed for restraining human beings, as follows:

ex 7326 90 98

ex 7616 99 90

ex 8301 50 00

ex 3926 90 97

ex 4203 30 00

ex 4203 40 00

ex 4205 00 90

ex 6217 10 00

ex 6307 90 98

1.1.

Shackles and gang chains

Notes:

1.

Shackles are restraints consisting of two cuffs or rings fitted with a locking mechanism, with a connecting chain or bar

2.

This item does not control the leg restraints and gang chains prohibited by item 2.3 of Annex II

3.

This item does not control ‘ordinary handcuffs’. Ordinary handcuffs are handcuffs hich meet all the following conditions:

their overall dimension including chain, measured from the outer edge of one cuff to the outer edge of the other cuff, is between 150 and 280 mm when both cuffs are locked;

the inside circumference of each cuff is a maximum of 165 mm when the ratchet is engaged at the last notch entering the locking mechanism;

the inside circumference of each cuff is a minimum of 200 mm when the ratchet is engaged at the first notch entering the locking mechanism; and

the cuffs have not been modified to cause physical pain or suffering.

ex 7326 90 98

ex 7616 99 90

ex 8301 50 00

ex 3926 90 97

ex 4203 30 00

ex 4203 40 00

ex 4205 00 90

ex 6217 10 00

ex 6307 90 98

1.2.

Individual cuffs or rings fitted with a locking mechanism, having an inside circumference exceeding 165 mm when the ratchet is engaged at the last notch entering the locking mechanism

Note:

This item includes neck restraints and other individual cuffs or rings fitted with a locking mechanism, which are linked to ordinary handcuffs by means of a chain

ex 6505 00 10

ex 6505 00 90

ex 6506 91 00

ex 6506 99 10

ex 6506 99 90

1.3.

Spit hoods: hoods, including hoods made of netting, comprising a cover of the mouth which prevents spitting

Note:

This item includes spit hoods which are linked to ordinary handcuffs by means of a chain

  2.   

Weapons and devices designed for the purpose of riot control or self-protection, as follows:

ex 8543 70 90

ex 9304 00 00

2.1.

Portable electric discharge weapons that can target only one individual each time an electric shock is administered, including but not limited to electric shock batons, electric shock shields, stun guns and electric shock dart guns

Notes:

1.

This item does not control electric shock belts and other devices falling within item 2.1 of Annex II

2.

This item does not control individual electronic shock devices when accompanying their user for the user's own personal protection

ex 8543 90 00

ex 9305 99 00

2.2.

Kits containing all essential components for assembly of portable electric discharge weapons controlled by item 2.1

Note:

The following goods are considered to be essential components:

the unit producing an electric shock,

the switch, whether or not on a remote control, and

the electrodes or, where applicable, the wires through which the electrical shock is to be administered

ex 8543 70 90

ex 9304 00 00

2.3.

Fixed or mountable electric discharge weapons that cover a wide area and can target multiple individuals with electrical shocks

  3.   

Weapons and equipment disseminating incapacitating or irritating chemical substances for the purpose of riot control or self-protection and certain related substances, as follows:

ex 8424 20 00

ex 8424 89 00

ex 9304 00 00

3.1.

Portable weapons and equipment which either administer a dose of an incapacitating or irritating chemical substance that targets one individual or disseminate a dose of such substance affecting a small area, e.g. in the form of a spray fog or cloud, when the chemical substance is administered or disseminated

Notes:

1.

This item does not control equipment controlled by item ML7(e) of the Common Military List of the European Union (1)

2.

This item does not control individual portable equipment, even if containing a chemical substance, when accompanying their user for the user's own personal protection

3.

In addition to relevant chemical substances, such as riot control agents or PAVA, the goods controlled by items 3.3 and 3.4 shall be deemed to be incapacitating or irritating chemical substances

ex 2924 29 98

3.2.

Pelargonic acid vanillylamide (PAVA) (CAS RN 2444-46-4)

ex 3301 90 30

3.3.

Oleoresin capsicum (OC) (CAS RN 8023-77-6)

ex 2924 29 98

ex 2939 99 00

ex 3301 90 30

ex 3302 10 90

ex 3302 90 10

ex 3302 90 90

ex 3824 90 97

3.4.

Mixtures containing at least 0,3 % by weight of PAVA or OC and a solvent (such as ethanol, 1-propanol or hexane), which could be administered as such as incapacitating or irritating agents, in particular in aerosols and in liquid form, or used for manufacturing of incapacitating or irritating agents

Notes:

1.

This item does not control sauces and preparations therefor, soups or preparations therefor and mixed condiments or seasonings, provided that PAVA or OC is not the only constituent flavour in them

2.

This item does not control medicinal products for which a marketing authorisation has been granted in accordance with Union law (2)

ex 8424 20 00

ex 8424 89 00

3.5.

Fixed equipment for the dissemination of incapacitating or irritating chemical substances, which can be attached to a wall or to a ceiling inside a building, comprises a canister of irritating or incapacitating chemical agents and is activated using a remote control system

Note:

In addition to relevant chemical substances, such as riot control agents or PAVA, the goods controlled by items 3.3 and 3.4 shall be deemed to be incapacitating or irritating chemical substances

ex 8424 20 00

ex 8424 89 00

ex 9304 00 00

3.6.

Fixed or mountable equipment for the dissemination of incapacitating or irritating chemical agents that covers a wide area and is not designed to be attached to a wall or to a ceiling inside a building

Notes:

1.

This item does not control equipment controlled by item ML7(e) of the Common Military List of the European Union

2.

This item also controls water cannons

3.

In addition to relevant chemical substances, such as riot control agents or PAVA, the goods controlled by items 3.3 and 3.4 shall be deemed to be incapacitating or irritating chemical substances


(1)  Latest version adopted by the Council on 26 February 2018 (OJ C 98, 15.3.2018, p. 1).

(2)  See in particular Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Medicines Agency (OJ L 136, 30.4.2004, p. 1) and Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use (OJ L 311, 28.11.2001, p. 67).


ANNEX IV

GOODS THAT COULD BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 16

CN code

Description

 

1.

Products which could be used for the execution of human beings by means of lethal injection, as follows:

 

1.1.

Short and intermediate acting barbiturate anaesthetic agents including, but not limited to:

ex 2933 53 90

[(a) to (f)]

ex 2933 59 95

[(g) and (h)]

(a)

amobarbital (CAS RN 57-43-2)

(b)

amobarbital sodium salt (CAS RN 64-43-7)

(c)

pentobarbital (CAS RN 76-74-4)

(d)

pentobarbital sodium salt (CAS 57-33-0)

(e)

secobarbital (CAS RN 76-73-3)

(f)

secobarbital sodium salt (CAS RN 309-43-3)

(g)

thiopental (CAS RN 76-75-5)

(h)

thiopental sodium salt (CAS RN 71-73-8), also known as thiopentone sodium

ex 3003 90 00

ex 3004 90 00

ex 3824 90 96

Note:

This item also controls products containing one of the anaesthetic agents listed under short or intermediate acting barbiturate anaesthetic agents.


ANNEX V

UNION GENERAL EXPORT AUTHORISATION EU GEA 2019/125

PART 1

Goods

This general export authorisation covers the goods listed in any entry in Annex IV to Regulation (EU) 2019/125 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1).

It also covers supplies of technical assistance to the end-user to the extent that such assistance is necessary for the installation, operation, maintenance or repair of those goods whose export is authorised, if such assistance is provided by the exporter.

PART 2

Destinations

An export authorisation under Regulation (EU) 2019/125 is not required for supplies to a country or territory that is part of the customs territory of the Union, which for the purpose of this Regulation includes Ceuta, Helgoland and Melilla (Article 34(2)).

This general export authorisation is valid throughout the Union for exports to the following destinations:

 

Danish territories not included in the customs territory:

Faroe Islands,

Greenland

 

French territories not included in the customs territory:

French Polynesia,

French Southern and Antarctic Territories,

New Caledonia and Dependencies,

Saint-Barthélemy,

Saint Pierre and Miquelon,

Wallis and Futuna Islands

 

Dutch territories not included in the customs territory:

Aruba,

Bonaire,

Curaçao,

Saba,

Sint Eustatius,

Sint Maarten

 

Relevant British territories not included in the customs territory:

Anguilla,

Bermuda,

Falkland Islands,

Gibraltar,

Montserrat,

Saint Helena and Dependencies,

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands,

Turks and Caicos Islands

 

Albania

 

Andorra

 

Argentina

 

Australia

 

Benin

 

Bolivia

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Canada

 

Cape Verde

 

Colombia

 

Costa Rica

 

Djibouti

 

Dominican Republic

 

Ecuador

 

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

Gabon

 

Georgia

 

Guinea-Bissau

 

Honduras

 

Iceland

 

Kyrgyzstan

 

Liberia

 

Liechtenstein

 

Mexico

 

Moldova

 

Mongolia

 

Montenegro

 

Mozambique

 

Namibia

 

Nepal

 

New Zealand

 

Nicaragua

 

Norway

 

Panama

 

Paraguay

 

Philippines

 

Rwanda

 

San Marino

 

Sao Tome and Principe

 

Serbia

 

Seychelles

 

South Africa

 

Switzerland (including Büsingen and Campione d'Italia)

 

Timor-Leste

 

Togo

 

Turkey

 

Turkmenistan

 

Ukraine

 

Uruguay

 

Uzbekistan

 

Venezuela

PART 3

Conditions and requirements for using this general export authorisation

(1)

This general export authorisation may not be used if:

(a)

the exporter has been prohibited from using this general export authorisation in accordance with Article 20(1) of Regulation (EU) 2019/125;

(b)

the competent authorities of the Member State in which the exporter is resident or established have informed the exporter that the goods in question are or may be intended, in their entirety or in part, either for re-export to a third country or to be used for the purpose of capital punishment in a third country;

(c)

the exporter knows or has reasonable grounds to believe that the goods in question are intended, in their entirety or in part, either for re-export to a third country or to be used for the purpose of capital punishment in a third country;

(d)

the relevant goods are exported to a customs free zone or free warehouse which is located in a destination covered by this general export authorisation;

(e)

the exporter is the manufacturer of the medicinal products in question and has not concluded a legally binding agreement with the distributor requiring the latter to make all supplies and transfers subject to the conclusion of a legally binding agreement requiring, preferably subject to a dissuasive contractual penalty, the customer

(i)

not to use any of the goods received from the distributor for capital punishment;

(ii)

not to supply or transfer any of these goods to a third party, if the customer knows or has reasonable grounds to believe that the goods are intended to be used for the purpose of capital punishment; and

(iii)

to impose the same requirements on any third party to which the customer might supply or transfer any of these goods;

(f)

the exporter is not the manufacturer of the medicinal products in question and has not obtained a signed end-user declaration from the end-user in the country of destination;

(g)

the exporter of medicinal products has not concluded a legally binding agreement with the distributor or end-user requiring, preferably subject to a dissuasive contractual penalty, the distributor or, if the agreement was concluded by the end-user, the end-user to obtain prior authorisation from the exporter for

(i)

any transfer or supply of any part of the shipment to a law enforcement authority in a country or territory that has not abolished capital punishment;

(ii)

any transfer or supply of any part of the shipment to a natural or legal person, entity or body procuring relevant goods for or providing services involving use of such goods to such a law enforcement authority, and

(iii)

any re-export or transfer of any part of the shipment to a country or territory that has not abolished capital punishment; or

(h)

the exporter of goods other than medicinal products has not concluded a legally binding agreement referred to in point (g), with the end-user.

(2)

Exporters that use this general export authorisation EU GEA 2019/125 shall notify the competent authorities of the Member State where they are resident or established of their first use of this general export authorisation no later than 30 days after the date when the first export took place.

Exporters shall also report in the customs declaration the fact that they are using this general export authorisation EU GEA 2019/125 by indicating in box 44 the relevant code found in the TARIC database.

(3)

Reporting requirements attached to the use of this general export authorisation and any additional information that the Member State from which the export is made might require on items exported under this general export authorisation are defined by Member States.

A Member State may require exporters resident or established in that Member State to register prior to the first use of this general export authorisation. Without prejudice to Article 20(1) of Regulation (EU) 2019/125, registration shall be automatic and acknowledged by the competent authorities to the exporter without delay and in any case within ten working days of receipt.


(1)  Regulation (EU) 2019/125 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (see page 1 of this Official Journal).


ANNEX VI

LIST OF TERRITORIES OF MEMBER STATES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 11(2)

DENMARK:

Greenland

FRANCE:

New Caledonia and Dependencies,

French Polynesia,

French Southern and Antarctic Territories,

Wallis and Futuna Islands,

St Pierre and Miquelon

GERMANY:

Büsingen


ANNEX VII

EXPORT OR IMPORT AUTHORISATION FORM REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 21(1)

Technical specification:

The following form shall measure 210 × 297 mm with a maximum tolerance of 5 mm less and 8 mm more. The boxes are based on a unit of measurement of one tenth of an inch horizontally and one sixth of an inch vertically. The subdivisions are based on a unit of measurement of one tenth of an inch horizontally.

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Explanatory notes to the form

‘Authorisation for export or import of goods that could be used for torture (Regulation (EU) 2019/125)’.

This authorisation form shall be used to issue an authorisation for an export or import of goods in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/125 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1). It should not be used to authorise the supply of technical assistance.

The issuing authority is the authority defined in point h of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125 which is set out in Annex I to that Regulation.

Authorisations shall be issued on this single page form, which should be printed on both sides. The competent customs office deducts the exported quantities from the total quantity available. It has to make sure that the different items subject to the authorisation are clearly separated for this purpose.

Where national procedures of the Member States require additional copies of the form (as for example for the application) this authorisation form may be included in a form set containing the necessary copies following the national rules applicable. In the box above box 3 of each specimen and in the margin on the left, it should be clearly indicated for which purpose (e.g. application, copy for applicant) the relevant copies are intended. One specimen only shall be the authorisation form set out in Annex VII to Regulation (EU) 2019/125.

Box 1

Applicant:

Please indicate the applicant's name and the full address.

The applicant's customs number may also be indicated (optional in most cases).

The type of applicant should be indicated (optional) in the relevant box, using the numbers 1, 2 or 4 referring to the points set out in the definition in Article 2(i) of Regulation (EU) 2019/125.

Box 3

Authorisation No:

Please fill out the number and tick either the export or the import box. See Article 2(d) and (e) and Article 34 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125 for the definitions of the terms ‘export’ and ‘import’.

Box 4

Expiry date:

Please state day (two digits), month (two digits) and year (four digits).

Box 5

Agent/representative:

Please indicate the name of a duly authorised representative or (customs) agent acting on behalf of the applicant, if the application is not presented by the applicant. See also Article 18 of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013.

Box 6

Country where the goods are located:

Please state both the name of the country concerned and the relevant country code taken from the codes established pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2). See Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 (3).

Box 7

Country of destination:

Please state both the name of the country concerned and the relevant country code taken from the codes established pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009. See Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012.

Box 10

Description of item:

Please consider including data on packaging of the goods concerned. Note that the value of the goods may also be indicated in box 10.

If there is not sufficient space in box 10, please continue on an attached blank sheet, mentioning the authorisation number. Please indicate the number of attachments in box 16.

This form is designed for use for up to three different types of goods (see Annexes II and III to Regulation (EU) 2019/125). If it is necessary to authorise the export or import of more than three types of goods, please grant two authorisations.

Box 11

Item No:

This box needs to be completed on the back of the form only. Please ensure that the Item No corresponds to the printed item number in box 11 found next to the description of the relevant item on the view side.

Box 14

Specific requirements and conditions:

If there is not sufficient space in box 14, please continue on an attached blank sheet, mentioning the authorisation number. Please indicate the number of attachments in box 16.

Box 16

Number of attachments:

Please indicate the number of attachments, if any (see explanations to boxes 10 and 14).


(1)  Regulation (EU) 2019/125 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (OJ L 30, 31.1.2019, p. 1).

(2)  Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/95 (OJ L 152, 16.6.2009, p. 23).

(3)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 of 27 November 2012 implementing Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries, as regards the update of the nomenclature of countries of countries and territories (OJ L 328, 28.11.2012, p. 7).


ANNEX VIII

AUTHORISATION FORM FOR THE SUPPLY OF BROKERING SERVICES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 21(1)

Technical specification:

The following form shall measure 210 × 297 mm with a maximum tolerance of 5 mm less and 8 mm more. The boxes are based on a unit of measurement of one tenth of an inch horizontally and one sixth of an inch vertically. The subdivisions are based on a unit of measurement of one tenth of an inch horizontally.

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Explanatory notes to the form

‘Authorisation for the supply of brokering services related to goods that could be used for capital punishment or for torture (Regulation (EU) 2019/125 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1))’.

This authorisation form shall be used to issue an authorisation for brokering services in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/125.

The issuing authority is the authority defined in point (h) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125. It is an authority that is included in the list of competent authorities in Annex I to that Regulation.

Box 1

Applying broker

Please indicate the name and full address of the applying broker. Broker is defined in point (l) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125.

Box 3

Authorisation No

Please fill out the number and tick the appropriate box indicating whether the authorisation is an individual or global one (see points (p) and (q) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125 for the definitions).

Box 4

Expiry date

Please state day (two digits), month (two digits) and year (four digits). The period of validity of an individual authorisation is from three months to twelve months and that of a global authorisation from one year to three years. When the period of validity comes to an end, an extension can be requested, if necessary.

Box 5

Consignee

Please indicate, in addition to the name and address, whether the consignee in the third country of destination is an end-user, a distributor as referred to in point (r) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125 or a party having another role in the transaction.

If the consignee is a distributor but also uses part of the shipment for a specific end-use, please tick both ‘Distributor’ and ‘End-user’ and mention the end-use in box 11.

Box 6

Third country where the goods are located

Please state both the name of the country concerned and the relevant country code taken from the codes established pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2). See Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 (3).

Box 7

Third country of destination

Please state both the name of the country concerned and the relevant country code taken from the codes established pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009. See Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012.

Box 9

Issuing Member State

Please state in the appropriate line both the name of the Member State concerned and the relevant country code taken from the codes established pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009. See Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012.

Box 11

End use

Please give a precise description of the use that will be made of the goods and also indicate whether the end user is a law enforcement authority as defined in point (c) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125 or a supplier of training on the use of the brokered goods.

Leave blank if the brokering services are supplied to a distributor, unless the distributor itself uses part of the goods for a specific end-use.

Box 12

Precise location of the goods in the third country from which they will be exported

Please describe the whereabouts of the goods in the third country from which they will be supplied to the person, entity or body mentioned in box 2. The location must be an address in the country mentioned in box 6 or similar information describing the whereabouts of the goods. Note that indicating a post office box number or similar postal address is not allowed.

Box 13

Description of item

The description of the goods should include a reference to a specific item of Annex III or IV to Regulation (EU) 2019/125. Please consider including data on packaging of the goods concerned.

If there is not sufficient space in box 13, please continue on an attached blank sheet, mentioning the authorisation number. Please indicate the number of attachments in box 20.

Box 14

Item No

This box needs to be completed on the back of the form only. Please ensure that the Item No corresponds to the printed item number in box 14 found next to the description of the relevant item on the view side.

Box 15

HS code

The HS code is a customs code assigned to the goods in the Harmonised System. Where the code from the EU Combined Nomenclature is known, that code may be used instead. See Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1821 (4) for the current version of the Combined Nomenclature.

Box 17

Currency and value

Please indicate the value and currency using the price that is payable (without converting it). If that price is not known, the estimated value should be stated, preceded by the mention EV. The currency has to be indicated using the alphabetic code (ISO 4217:2015).

Box 18

Specific requirements and conditions

Box 18 concerns the item 1, 2 or 3 (please specify where appropriate) described in the boxes 14 to 16 preceding it. If there is not sufficient space in box 18, please continue on an attached blank sheet, mentioning the authorisation number. Please indicate the number of attachments in box 20.

Box 20

Number of attachments

Please indicate the number of attachments, if any (see explanations to boxes 13 and 18).


(1)  Regulation (EU) 2019/125 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (OJ L 30, 31.1.2019, p. 1).

(2)  Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/95 (OJ L 152, 16.6.2009, p. 23).

(3)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 of 27 November 2012 implementing Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries, as regards the update of the nomenclature of countries of countries and territories (OJ L 328, 28.11.2012, p. 7).

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1821 of 6 October 2016 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 294, 28.10.2016, p. 1).


ANNEX IX

AUTHORISATION FORM FOR THE SUPPLY OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 21(1)

Technical specification:

The following form shall measure 210 × 297 mm with a maximum tolerance of 5 mm less and 8 mm more. The boxes are based on a unit of measurement of one tenth of an inch horizontally and one sixth of an inch vertically. The subdivisions are based on a unit of measurement of one tenth of an inch horizontally.

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Explanatory notes to the form

‘Authorisation for the supply of technical assistance related to goods that could be used for capital punishment or for torture (Regulation (EU) 2019/125 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1))’.

This authorisation form shall be used to authorise a supply of technical assistance in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/125. If the technical assistance accompanies an export for which an authorisation is granted by or in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/125, this form should not be used, except in the following cases:

the technical assistance relates to goods listed in Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2019/125 (see Article 3(2)); or

the technical assistance relating to goods listed in Annex III or in Annex IV to Regulation (EU) 2019/125 goes beyond what is necessary for the installation, operation, maintenance or repair of the exported goods (see Article 21(2) and, as regards goods listed in Annex IV, Part 1 of the Union General Export Authorisation EU GEA 2019/125 in Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2019/125).

The issuing authority is the authority defined in point (h) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125. It is an authority that is included in the list of competent authorities in Annex I to that Regulation.

Authorisations shall be issued on this single page form with attachments as necessary.

Box 1

Applying supplier of technical assistance

Please indicate the applicant's name and full address. Supplier of technical assistance is defined in point (m) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125.

If the technical assistance accompanies an export for which an authorisation is granted, please also indicate the applicant's customs number, if possible, and indicate the number of the related export authorisation in box 14.

Box 3

Authorisation No

Please fill out the number and tick the appropriate box indicating the Article of Regulation (EU) 2019/125 on which the authorisation is based.

Box 4

Expiry date

Please state day (two digits), month (two digits) and year (four digits). The period of validity of an authorisation is from three months to twelve months. When the period of validity comes to an end, an extension can be requested, if necessary.

Box 5

Activity of the natural or legal person, entity or body mentioned at 2

Please indicate the main activity of the person, entity or body to which the technical assistance will be supplied. The term law enforcement authority is defined in point (c) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125.

If the main activity is not in the list, tick ‘None of the above’ and describe the main activity using generic words (e.g. wholesaler, retailer, hospital).

Box 6

Third country or Member State to which the technical assistance will be supplied

Please state both the name of the country concerned and the relevant country code taken from the codes established pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 (2) of the European Parliament and of the Council. See Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 (3).

Note that in box 6 a Member State should only be mentioned, if the authorisation is based on Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125.

Box 7

Type of authorisation

Please indicate whether the supply of technical assistance is provided during a particular period and, if so, state the period in days, weeks or months during which the supplier of technical assistance has to respond to requests for advice, support or training. A single supply of technical assistance concerns one specific request for advice or support or a specific training (even if it concerns a course given during several days).

Box 8

Issuing Member State

Please state in the appropriate line both the name of the Member State concerned and the relevant country code taken from the codes established pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009. See Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012.

Box 9

Description of the type of goods to which the technical assistance relates

Please describe the type of goods concerned by the technical assistance. The description should include a reference to a specific item of Annex II, III or IV to Regulation (EU) 2019/125.

Box 10

Description of the technical assistance that is authorised

Please describe the technical assistance in a clear and precise manner. Insert a reference to the date and number of an agreement concluded by the supplier of technical assistance or attach such an agreement, where appropriate.

Box 11

Mode of supply

Box 11 should not be filled out if the authorisation is based on Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125.

If the technical assistance is supplied from a third country other than the third country where the recipient is resident or established, please state both the name of the country concerned and the relevant country code taken from the codes established pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009. See Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012.

Box 12

Description of training on the use of goods to which the technical assistance relates

Please indicate whether the technical support or technical service covered by the definition of technical assistance in point (f) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125 is accompanied by training for users of the relevant goods. Please state which type of users will receive such training and specify the objectives and contents of the training programme.

Box 14

Specific requirements and conditions

If there is not sufficient space in box 14, please continue on an attached blank sheet, mentioning the authorisation number. Please indicate the number of attachments in box 16.

Box 16

Number of attachments

Please indicate the number of attachments, if any (see explanations to boxes 10 and 14).


(1)  Regulation (EU) 2019/125 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 January 2019 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (OJ L 30, 31.1.2019, p. 1).

(2)  Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/95 (OJ L 152, 16.6.2009, p. 23).

(3)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 of 27 November 2012 implementing Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries, as regards the update of the nomenclature of countries of countries and territories (OJ L 328, 28.11.2012, p. 7).


ANNEX X

REPEALED REGULATION WITH LIST OF ITS SUCCESSIVE AMENDMENTS

Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005

(OJ L 200, 30.7.2005, p. 1)

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1377/2006

(OJ L 255, 19.9.2006, p. 3)

 

Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006

(OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 1)

Only the thirteenth indent of Article 1(1) as regards Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005, and point 13(5) of the Annex

Commission Regulation (EC) No 675/2008

(OJ L 189, 17.7.2008, p. 14)

 

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1226/2010

(OJ L 336, 21.12.2010, p. 13)

 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1352/2011

(OJ L 338, 21.12.2011, p. 31)

 

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

(OJ L 158, 10.6.2013, p. 1)

Only Article 1(1)(n), fourth indent, and point 16(4) of the Annex

Commission Regulation (EU) No 585/2013

(OJ L 169, 21.6.2013, p. 46)

 

Regulation (EU) No 37/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council

(OJ L 18, 21.1.2014, p. 1)

Only point 12 of the Annex

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 775/2014

(OJ L 210, 17.7.2014, p. 1)

 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1113

(OJ L 182, 10.7.2015, p. 10)

 

Regulation (EU) 2016/2134 of the European Parliament and of the Council

(OJ L 338, 13.12.2016, p. 1)

 

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/181

(OJ L 40, 13.2.2018, p. 1)

 


ANNEX XI

CORRELATION TABLE

Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005

This Regulation

Article 1

Article 1

Article 2

Article 2

Article 3

Article 3

Article 4

Article 4

Article 4a

Article 5

Article 4b

Article 6

Article 4c

Article 7

Article 4d

Article 8

Article 4e

Article 9

Article 4f

Article 10

Article 5

Article 11

Article 6(1)

Article 12(1)

Article 6(2), first subparagraph

Article 12(2), first subparagraph

Article 6(2), second subparagraph, introductory wording

Article 12(2), second subparagraph, introductory wording

Article 6(2), second subparagraph, first indent

Article 12(2), second subparagraph, point (a)

Article 6(2), second subparagraph, second indent

Article 12(2), second subparagraph, point (b)

Article 6(2), third subparagraph

Article 12(2), third subparagraph

Article 6(3), introductory wording

Article 12(3), first subparagraph

Article 6(3), point 3.1

Article 12(3), second subparagraph

Article 6(3), point 3.2

Article 12(3), third subparagraph

Article 6a

Article 13

Article 7

Article 14

Article 7a

Article 15

Article 7b

Article 16

Article 7c(1)

Article 17(1)

Article 7c(2)

Article 17(2)

Article 7c(3), introductory wording

Article 17(3), first subparagraph

Article 7c(3), point 3.1

Article 17(3), second subparagraph

Article 7c(3), point 3.2

Article 17(3), third subparagraph

Article 7c(3), point 3.3

Article 17(3), fourth subparagraph

Article 7c(4)

Article 17(4)

Article 7d

Article 18

Article 7e

Article 19

Article 8

Article 20

Article 9

Article 21

Article 10

Article 22

Article 11

Article 23

Article 12

Article 24

Article 12a

Article 25

Article 13(1), (2) and (3)

Article 26(1), (2) and (3)

Article 13(3a)

Article 26(4)

Article 13(4)

Article 26(5)

Article 13(5)

Article 26(6)

Article 13a

Article 27

Article 14

Article 28

Article 15a

Article 29

Article 15b

Article 30

Article 15c

Article 31

Article 15d

Article 32

Article 17

Article 33

Article 18

Article 34

Article 35

Article 19

Article 36

Annex I

Annex I

Annex II

Annex II

Annex III

Annex III

Annex IIIa

Annex IV

Annex IIIb

Annex V

Annex IV

Annex VI

Annex V

Annex VII

Annex VI

Annex VIII

Annex VII

Annex IX

Annex X

Annex XI


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