Council Regulation (EC) No 889/2005 of 13 June 2005 imposing certain restrictive measures in respect of the Democratic Republic of Congo and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1727/2003


Published: 2005-06-13

Subscribe to a Global-Regulation Premium Membership Today!

Key Benefits:

Subscribe Now for only USD$20 per month, or Get a Day Pass for only USD$4.99.
L_2005152EN.01000101.xml

15.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 152/1

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 889/2005
of 13 June 2005
imposing certain restrictive measures in respect of the Democratic Republic of Congo and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1727/2003
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Articles 60 and 301 thereof,
Having regard to Common Position 2005/440/CFSP of 13 June 2005 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic Republic of Congo (1),
Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,
Whereas:

(1)

Council Common Position 2002/829/CFSP of 21 October 2002 on the supply of certain equipment into the Democratic Republic of Congo (2) imposed an embargo on the supply of arms and related materiel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (‘DRC’).

(2)

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

(3)

Common Position 2003/680/CFSP provides for the alignment of Common Position 2002/829/CFSP with the measures set out by UNSCR 1493 (2003). Some of these measures have been implemented at Community level by Council Regulation (EC) No 1727/2003 (3).

(4)

In view of the continuing illicit flow of weapons within and into the DRC, the UN Security Council, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, adopted Resolution 1596 (2005) of 18 April 2005 (‘UNSCR 1596 (2005)’) which, inter alia, extends the existing arms embargo to any recipient in the territory of the DRC. UNSCR 1596 (2005) provides for certain exemptions to the embargo.

(5)

Common Position 2005/440/CFSP confirms the embargo and ban on the provision of related assistance of Common Position 2002/829/CFSP and provides for an additional exemption to the arms embargo and the ban on the provision of related assistance in order to bring the list of exemptions in line with UNSCR 1596 (2005).

(6)

The prohibition on providing technical and financial assistance related to military activities falls within the scope of the Treaty. In order to avoid any distortion of competition, Community measures are therefore necessary to implement that prohibition as far as the Community is concerned.

(7)

For the purpose of this Regulation, the territory of the Community should be deemed to encompass the territories of the Member States to which the Treaty is applicable, under the conditions laid down in the Treaty.

(8)

For reasons of expediency, the Commission should be empowered to amend the Annex to this Regulation.

(9)

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

(10)

For the sake of clarity, Regulation (EC) No 1727/2003 should be replaced by this new Regulation containing all the relevant provisions regarding the prohibition on providing technical and financial assistance related to military activities in the DRC,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
Article 1
For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

1.

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

2.

‘Sanctions Committee’ means the Committee of the Security Council of the United Nations which was established pursuant to paragraph 8 of UNSCR 1533 (2004).
Article 2
It shall be prohibited:

(a)

to grant, sell, supply or transfer technical assistance related to military activities directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in the DRC;

(b)

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

(c)

to participate, knowingly and intentionally, in activities the object or effect of which is, directly or indirectly, to promote the transactions referred to in points (a) and (b).
Article 3
1.   By way of derogation from Article 2, the competent authority, as set out in the Annex, of the Member State where the service provider is established, may authorise:

(a)

the provision of technical assistance, financing and financial assistance related to arms and related materiel intended solely for support of and use by the United Nations Organisation Mission in the DRC (‘MONUC’);

(b)

the provision of technical assistance, financing and financial assistance related to arms and related materiel intended solely for support of or use by units of the army and police of the DRC, provided that the said units:
(i)

have completed the process of their integration, or

(ii)

operate under the command, respectively, of the ‘état-major intégré’ of the Armed Forces or of the National Police of the DRC, or

(iii)

are in the process of their integration, in the territory of the DRC outside the provinces of North and South Kivu and the Ituri district.

(c)

the provision of technical assistance, financing and financial assistance related to non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, where the provision of such assistance or services has been notified in advance to the Sanctions Committee.
2.   No authorisations shall be granted for activities that have already taken place.
Article 4
The Commission and Member States shall immediately inform each other of the measures taken under this Regulation and shall supply each other with any other relevant information at their disposal in connection with this Regulation, in particular information in respect of violation and enforcement problems and judgments handed down by national courts.
Article 5
1.   The Commission shall be empowered to amend the Annex on the basis of information supplied by Member States.
2.   Without prejudice to the rights and obligations of the Member States under the Charter of the United Nations, the Commission shall maintain all necessary contacts with the Sanctions Committee for the purpose of the effective implementation of this Regulation.
Article 6
Member States shall lay down the rules on penalties applicable to infringements of the provisions of this Regulation and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented. The penalties laid down must be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.
Member States shall notify those rules to the Commission without delay after the entry into force of this Regulation and shall notify it of any subsequent amendment thereof.
Article 7
This Regulation shall apply

(a)

within the territory of the Community, including its airspace and on board any aircraft or any vessel under the jurisdiction of a Member State;

(b)

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

(c)

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

(d)

to any legal person, group or entity doing business within the Community.
Article 8
Regulation (EC) No 1727/2003 is hereby repealed.
Article 9
This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Luxembourg, 13 June 2005.


For the Council


The President

J. ASSELBORN




(1)  See page 22 of this Official Journal.

(2)  OJ L 285, 23.10.2002, p. 1. Common Position as amended by Common Position 2003/680/CFSP (OJ L 249, 1.10.2003, p. 64).

(3)  OJ L 249, 1.10.2003, p. 5. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation 1567/2004 (OJ L 285, 4.9.2004, p. 10).

ANNEX
List of competent authorities referred to in Article 3(1)

 
BELGIUM
Ministerie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest/Ministère de la Région de Bruxelles — Capitale

Directie Externe Betrekkingen/Direction des Relations extérieures

City Center

Kruidtuinlaan/Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 20

B-1035 Brussel/Bruxelles

Téléphone: (32-2) 800 37 59 (Cédric Bellemans)

Fax: (32-2) 800 38 20

cbellemans@mrbc.irisnet.be
Région wallonne:
 

Cabinet du Ministre-Président du Gouvernement wallon

Rue Mazy, 25-27

B-5100 Jambes-Namur

Téléphone: (32-81) 33 12 11

Fax: (32-81) 33 13 13
Vlaams Gewest:
 

Administratie Buitenlands Beleid

Boudewijnlaan 30

B-1000 Brussel

Tel. (32-2) 553 59 28

Fax: (32-2) 553 60 37

 
CZECH REPUBLIC
Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu

Licenční správa

Na Františku 32

110 15 Praha 1

Tel. + 420 2 24 06 27 20

Tel. + 420 2 24 22 18 11

Ministerstvo financí

Finanční analytický útvar

P.O. BOX 675

Jindřišská 14

111 21 Praha 1

Tel. + 420 2 5704 4501

Fax + 420 2 5704 4502

Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí

Odbor Společné zahraniční a bezpečnostní politiky EU

Loretánské nám. 5

118 00 Praha 1

Tel. + 420 2 2418 2987

Fax + 420 2 2418 4080

 
DENMARK
Erhvervs- og Byggestyrelsen

Langelinie Allé 17

DK-2100 København Ø

Tlf. (45) 35 46 62 81

Fax (45) 35 46 62 03

Udenrigsministeriet

Asiatisk Plads 2

DK-1448 København K

Tlf. (45) 33 92 00 00

Fax (45) 32 54 05 33

Justitsministeriet

Slotsholmsgade 10

DK-1216 København K

Tlf. (45) 33 92 33 40

Fax (45) 33 93 35 10

 
GERMANY
Concerning financing and financial assistance:
 

Deutsche Bundesbank

Servicezentrum Finanzsanktionen

Postfach

D-80281 München

Tel. (49) 89 28 89 38 00

Fax (49) 89 35 01 63 38 00
Concerning technical assistance:
 

Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA)

Frankfurter Straße 29—35

D-65760 Eschborn

Tel. (49) 61 96 908-0

Fax (49) 61 96 908-800

 
ESTONIA
Eesti Välisministeerium

Islandi väljak 1

15049 Tallinn

Tel.: + 372 6317 100

Faks: + 372 6317 199

 
GREECE
Ministry of Economy and Finance

General Directorate for Policy Planning and Management

Address Kornarou Str.

105 63 Athens

Τηλ.: + 30 210 3286401-3

Φαξ: + 30 210 3286404

Υπουργείο Οικονομίας και Οικονομικών

Γενική Δ/νση Σχεδιασμού και Διαχείρισης Πολιτικής

Δ/νση: Κορνάρου 1,

Τ.Κ. 101 80 Αθήνα — Ελλάς

Τηλ.: + 30 210 3286401-3

Φαξ: + 30 210 3286404

 
SPAIN
Ministerio, de Industria Turismo y Comercio

Secretaría General de Comercio Exterior

Paseo de la Castellana, 162

E-28046 Madrid

Tel. (34) 913 49 38 60

Fax (34) 914 57 28 63

 
FRANCE
Ministère de l’économie, des finances et de l’industrie

Direction générale des douanes et des droits indirects

Cellule embargo — Bureau E2

Tél.: (33) 1 44 74 48 93

Télécopie: (33) 1 44 74 48 97

Direction générale du Trésor et de la politique économique

Service des affaires multilatérales et du développement

Sous-direction Politique commerciale et investissements

Service Investissements et propriété intellectuelle

139, rue du Bercy

F-75572 Paris Cedex 12

Tél.: (33) 1 44 87 72 85

Télécopie: (33) 1 53 18 96 55

Ministère des affaires étrangères

Direction générale des affaires politiques et de sécurité

Direction des Nations unies et des organisations internationales

Sous-direction des affaires politiques

Tél.: (33) 1 43 17 59 68

Télécopie: (33) 1 43 17 46 91

Service de la politique étrangère et de sécurité commune

Tél.: (33) 1 43 17 45 16

Télécopie: (33) 1 43 17 45 84

 
IRELAND
United Nations Section

Department of Foreign Affairs,

Iveagh House

79-80 Saint Stephen’s Green

Dublin 2

Tel. + 353 1 478 0822

Fax + 353 1 408 2165

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland

Financial Markets Department

Dame Street

Dublin 2

Tel. + 353 1 671 6666

Fax + 353 1 679 8882

 
ITALY
Ministero degli Affari Esteri

Piazzale della Farnesina, 1

I-00194 Roma

D.G.A.S. — Ufficio III

Tel. (39) 06 3691 8221

Fax (39) 06 3691 5296

U.A.M.A.

Tel. (39) 06 3691 3605

Fax (39) 06 3691 8815

 
CYPRUS
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

6 Andrea Araouzou

1421 Nicosia

Tel.: + 357 22 86 71 00

Fax: + 357 22 31 60 71

Central Bank of Cyprus

80 Kennedy Avenue

1076 Nicosia

Tel.: + 357 22 71 41 00

Fax: + 357 22 37 81 53

Ministry of Finance (Department of Customs)

M. Karaoli

1096 Nicosia

Tel. + 357 22 60 11 06

Fax + 357 22 60 27 41/47

 
LATVIA
Latvijas Republikas Ārlietu ministrija

Brīvības iela 36

Rīga LV 1395

Tālr. Nr.: (371) 7016 201

Fakss: (371) 7828 121

 
LITHUANIA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Security Policy Department

J. Tumo-Vaizganto 2

LT-01511 Vilnius

Tel. + 370 5 2362516

Fax + 370 5 2313090

 
LUXEMBOURG
Ministère de l’économie et du commerce extérieur

Office des licences

BP 113

L-2011 Luxembourg

Tél.: (352) 478 23 70

Fax: (352) 46 61 38

mail: office.licences@mae.etat.lu

Ministère des affaires étrangères et de l’immigration

Direction des affaires politiques

5, rue Notre-Dame

L- 2240 Luxembourg

Tél.: (352) 478 2421

Fax: (352) 22 19 89

 
HUNGARY
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Transport — Hungarian Trade Licencing

Office Margit krt. 85.

H-1024 Budapest

Hungary

Postbox: H-1537 Budapest Pf.: 345

Tel. + 36-1-336-7327

Gazdasági és Közlekedési Minisztérium – Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedélyezési

Hivatal Margit krt. 85.

H-1024 Budapest

Magyarország

Postafiók: 1537 Budapest Pf.: 345

Tel. + 36-1-336-7327

 
MALTA
Bord ta’ Sorveljanza dwar is-Sanzjonijiet

Direttorat ta’ l-Affarijiet Multilaterali

Ministeru ta’ l-Affarijiet Barranin

Palazzo Parisio

Triq il-Merkanti

Valletta CMR 02

Tel. + 356 21 24 28 53

Fax + 356 21 25 15 20

 
NETHERLANDS
Ministerie van Economische Zaken

Belastingdienst/Douane Noord

Postbus 40200

8004 De Zwolle

Telefoon: (31-38) 467 25 41

Telefax: (31-38) 469 52 29

 
AUSTRIA
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit

Abteilung C2/2 (Ausfuhrkontrolle)

Stubenring 1

A-1010 Wien

Tel. (+ 43-1) 711 00-0

Fax (+ 43-1) 711 00-8386

 
POLAND
Organ koordynujący:

 

Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych

Departament Prawno-Traktatowy

Al. J. Ch. Szucha 23

00–580 Warszawa

Polska

tel.: (+ 48 22) 523 94 27 lub 93 48

fax: (+ 48 22) 523 83 29

Organy współpracujące:

 

Ministerstwo Obrony

Departament Prawny

ul. Klonowa 1

00–909 Warszawa

Polska

tel.: (+ 48 22) 687 15 84

fax: (+ 48 22) 687 16 97

 

Ministerstwo Gospodarki i Pracy

Departament Kontroli Eksportu

Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/5

00–507 Warszawa

Polska

tel.: (+ 48 22) 693 51 71

fax: (+ 48 22) 693 40 33

 
PORTUGAL
Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros

Direcção-Geral dos Assuntos Multilaterais

Largo do Rilvas

P-1350-179 Lisboa

Tel. (351) 21 394 60 72

Fax (351) 21 394 60 73

Ministério das Finanças

Direcção-Geral dos Assuntos Europeus e Relações Internacionais

Avenida Infante D. Henrique, n.o 1, C 2.o

P-1100 Lisboa

Tel. (351) 21 882 3390/8

Fax (351) 21 882 3399

 
SLOVENIA
Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

Prešernova 25

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Tel. 00386 1 4782000

Faks: 00386 1 4782341

Ministrstvo za gospodarstvo

Kotnikova 5

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Tel. 00386 1 4783311

Faks: 00386 1 4331031

Ministrstvo za obrambo

Kardeljeva pl. 25

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Tel. 00386 1 4712211

Faks: 00386 1 4318164

 
SLOVAKIA
Ministerstvo hospodárstva Slovenskej republiky

Mierová 19

827 15 Bratislava 212

Tel.: 00421/2/4854 1111

Fax: 00421/2/4333 7827

Ministerstvo financií Slovenskej republiky

Štefanovičova 5

P.O. BOX 82

817 82 Bratislava

Tel.: 00421/2/5958 1111

Fax: 00421/2/5249 8042

 
FINLAND
Ulkoasiainministeriö/Utrikesministeriet

PL/PB 176

FIN-00161 Helsinki/Helsingfors

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

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

Puolustusministeriö/Försvarsministeriet

Eteläinen Makasiinikatu 8 / Södra Magasinsgatan 8

FIN-00131 Helsinki/Helsingfors

PL/PB 31

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

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

 
SWEDEN
Inspektionen för strategiska produkter (ISP)

Box 70 252

107 22 Stockholm

Tfn (46-8) 406 31 00

Fax (46-8) 20 31 00

 
UNITED KINGDOM
Sanctions Licensing Unit

Export Control Organisation

Department of Trade and Industry

4 Abbey Orchard Street

London SW1P 2HT

Tel. (44) 20 7215 0594

Fax (44) 20 7215 0593

 
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
Commission of the European Communities

Directorate-General for External Relations

Directorate Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP): Commission Coordination and contribution

Unit A.2: Legal and institutional matters, CFSP Joint Actions, Sanctions, Kimberley Process

CHAR 12/163

B-1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

Tel. (32-2) 296 25 56

Fax (32-2) 296 75 63

E-mail: Relex-Sanctions@cec.eu.int