16.11.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 299/23


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1859/2005

of 14 November 2005

imposing certain restrictive measures in respect of Uzbekistan

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 2005/792/CFSP of 14 November 2005 concerning restrictive measures against Uzbekistan (1),

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

On 23 May 2005, the Council strongly condemned the ‘reported excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Uzbek security forces in Andijan, Eastern Uzbekistan’, earlier that month. The Council expressed its deep regret regarding the failure of the Uzbek authorities to respond adequately to the United Nations' call for an independent international inquiry. On 13 June 2005, it urged these authorities to reconsider their position by the end of June 2005.

(2)

In view of the absence of any adequate response up to now, Common Position 2005/792/CFSP provides that certain restrictive measures should be imposed for an initial period of one year, during which period the measures will be kept under constant review.

(3)

The restrictive measures provided for by Common Position 2005/792/CFSP include, inter alia, a ban on the export of equipment which might be used for internal repression and a ban on technical assistance, financing and financial assistance related to military activities, to arms and related materiel, and to equipment which might be used for internal repression.

(4)

These measures fall within the scope of the Treaty and, therefore, notably with a view to ensuring their uniform application by economic operators in all Member States, Community legislation is necessary to implement them as far as the Community is concerned. For the purposes 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.

(5)

In due course, the list of equipment which might be used for internal repression should be supplemented by the reference numbers taken from the Combined Nomenclature as set out in Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (2).

(6)

Member States should determine the penalties applicable to infringements of the provisions of this Regulation. The penalties provided for should be proportionate, effective and dissuasive.

(7)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

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

1.

‘equipment which might be used for internal repression’ means the goods listed in Annex I;

2.

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

3.

‘territory of the Community’ means the territories of the Member States to which the Treaty is applicable, under the conditions laid down in the Treaty.

Article 2

It shall be prohibited:

(a)

to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, equipment which might be used for internal repression, whether or not originating in the Community, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, Uzbekistan;

(b)

to provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance related to the equipment referred to in point (a), to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, Uzbekistan;

(c)

to provide, directly or indirectly, financing or financial assistance related to the equipment referred to in point (a), to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, Uzbekistan;

(d)

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

Article 3

It shall be prohibited:

(a)

to provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance related to military activities and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts of the aforementioned, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, Uzbekistan;

(b)

to provide, directly or indirectly, 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 provision of related technical assistance and other services, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, Uzbekistan;

(c)

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

Article 4

1.   By way of derogation from Articles 2 and 3, the competent authorities of the Member States as listed in Annex II, may authorise:

(a)

the sale, supply, transfer or export of equipment which might be used for internal repression, provided it is intended

(i)

for use by the forces in Uzbekistan of contributors to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ (OEF), or

(ii)

solely for humanitarian or protective use;

(b)

the provision of financing, financial assistance or technical assistance related to equipment referred to in point (a);

(c)

the provision of financing, financial assistance and technical assistance related to:

(i)

non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, for institution building programmes of the United Nations, the European Union and the Community, or for EU and UN crisis management operations; or

(ii)

military equipment for use by the forces in Uzbekistan of contributors to the ISAF and the OEF.

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

Article 5

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

Article 6

The Commission and the 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 7

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

Article 8

The 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 provided for must be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

The Member States shall notify the Commission of those rules without delay after the entry into force of this Regulation and shall notify it of any subsequent amendment.

Article 9

This Regulation shall apply:

(a)

within the territory of the Community, including its airspace;

(b)

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

(c)

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

(d)

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

(e)

to any legal person, entity or body in respect of any business done, in whole or in part, within the Community.

Article 10

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 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 Brussels, 14 November 2005.

For the Council

The President

T. JOWELL


(1)  See page 72 of this Official Journal.

(2)  OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 493/2005 (OJ L 82, 31.3.2005, p. 1).


ANNEX I

List of equipment which might be used for internal repression referred to in Articles 1(1) and 2(a)

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

1.

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

2.

Specially designed fingerprint equipment.

3.

Power-controlled searchlights.

4.

Construction equipment provided with ballistic protection.

5.

Hunting knives.

6.

Specially designed production equipment to make shotguns.

7.

Ammunition hand-loading equipment.

8.

Communications intercept devices.

9.

Solid-state optical detectors.

10.

Image-intensifier tubes.

11.

Telescopic weapon sights.

12.

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

signal pistols;

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

Water cannon and specially designed or modified components therefor.

18.

Vehicles equipped with a water cannon.

19.

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

20.

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

21.

Leg-irons, gang-chains, shackles and electric-shock belts, specially designed for restraining human beings, except

handcuffs for which the maximum overall dimension including chain does not exceed 240 mm when locked.

22.

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

23.

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

24.

Electronic equipment capable of detecting concealed explosives and specially designed components therefor, except

TV or X-ray inspection equipment.

25.

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

26.

Equipment and devices specially designed to initiate explosions by electrical or non-electrical means, including firing sets, detonators, igniters, boosters and detonating cord, and specially designed components therefor, except

those specially designed for a specific commercial use consisting of the actuation or operation by explosive means of other equipment or devices the function of which is not the creation of explosions (e.g., car air-bag inflaters, electric-surge arresters of fire sprinkler actuators).

27.

Equipment and devices designed for explosive ordnance disposal; except:

bomb blankets;

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

28.

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

29.

Linear cutting explosive charges.

30.

Explosives and related substances as follows:

amatol,

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

nitroglycol,

pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN),

picryl chloride,

tinitorphenylmethylnitramine (tetryl),

2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT).

31.

Software specially designed and technology required for all listed items.


ANNEX II

List of competent authorities referred to in Article 4

BELGIUM

Federal Authority in charge of sales, purchases and technical assistance by Belgian defence forces and security services, and of financial and technical services in relation to the production or delivery of weapons and military and paramilitary equipment:

Federale Overheidsdienst Economie, KMO, Middenstand en Energie/Service Public Fédéral Economie, PME, Classes Moyennes et Energie

Algemene Directie Economisch Potentieel/Direction générale du Potentiel économique

Vergunningen/Licences

K.B.O. Beheerscel/Cellule de gestion B.C.E

44, Leuvensestraat/rue de Louvain

B-1000 Brussel/Bruxelles

Tel.: 0032 (0) 2 548 67 79

Fax: 0032 (0) 2 548 65 70.

Regional Authorities in charge of other export, import and transit licences for weapons, military and paramilitary equipment:

Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest/Région de Bruxelles — Capitale:

Directie Externe Betrekkingen/Direction des Relations extérieures

City Center

Kruidtuinlaan/Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 20

B-1035 Brussel/Bruxelles

Tel.: (32-2) 800 37 59 (Cédric Bellemans)

Fax: (32-2) 800 38 20

e-mail: cbellemans@mrbc.irisnet.be

Région wallonne:

Direction Générale Economie et Emploi

Direction Gestion des Licences

Chaussée de Louvain 14

5000 Namur

Tel.: 081/649751

Fax: 081/649760

e-mail: m.moreels@mrw.wallonie.be

Vlaams Gewest:

Administratie Buitenlands Beleid

Cel Wapenexport

Boudewijnlaan 30

B-1000 Brussel

Tel.: (32-2) 553 59 28

Fax: (32-2) 553 60 37

e-mail: wapenexport@vlaanderen.be

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

Justitsministeriet

Slotsholmsgade 10

DK-1216 København K

Tel.: (45) 33 92 33 40

Fax: (45) 33 93 35 10

Udenrigsministeriet

Asiatisk Plads 2

DK-1448 København K

Tel.: (45) 33 92 00 00

Fax: (45) 32 54 05 33

Erhvervs- og Byggestyrelsen

Langelinie Allé 17

DK-2100 København Ø

Tel.: (45) 35 46 62 81

Fax: (45) 35 46 62 03

GERMANY

For authorisations concerning the provision of financing and financial assistance according to Article 4 paragraph 1(b) and (c):

Deutsche Bundesbank

Servicezentrum Finanzsanktionen

Postfach

D-80281 München

Tel.: (49) 89 28 89 38 00

Fax: (49) 89 35 01 63 38 00

For authorisations according to Article 4 paragraph 1(a), according to Article 4 paragraph 1(b) concerning related technical assistance, and according to Article 4 paragraph 1(c) concerning the provision of technical assistance:

Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA)

Frankfurter Straße 29—35

D-65760 Eschborn

Tel.: (49) 6196/908-0

Fax: (49) 6196/908-800

ESTONIA

Eesti Välisministeerium

Islandi väljak 1

15049 Tallinn

Tel.: + 372 6317 100

Fax: + 372 6317 199

GREECE

Ministry of Economy and Finance

General Directorate for Policy Planning and Management

Address Kornarou Str.

105 63 Athens

Τel.: + 30 210 3286401-3

Fax: + 30 210 3286404

Υπουργείο Οικονομίας και Οικονομικών

Γενική Δ/νση Σχεδιασμού και Διαχείρισης Πολιτικής

Δ/νση: Κορνάρου 1, Τ.Κ.

105 63 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

Tel.: (33) 1 44 74 48 93

Fax: (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

Tel.: (33) 1 44 87 72 85

Fax: (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

Tel.: (33) 1 43 17 59 68

Fax: (33) 1 43 17 46 91

Service de la politique étrangère et de sécurité commune

Tel.: (33) 1 43 17 45 16

Fax: (33) 1 43 17 45 84

IRELAND

Department of Foreign Affairs

(United Nations Section)

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

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

(Export Licensing Unit)

Lower Hatch Street

Dublin 2

Tel.: + 353 1 631 2534

Fax: + 353 1 631 2562

ITALY

Ministero degli Affari Esteri

Piazzale della Farnesina, 1

I-00194 Roma

D.G.EU. — Ufficio IV

Tel.: (39) 06 3691 3645

Fax: (39) 06 3691 2335

D.G.C.E. — U.A.M.A.

Tel.: (39) 06 3691 3605

Fax: (39) 06 3691 8815

CYPRUS

1.

Import-Export Licencing Unit

Trade Service

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

6, Andrea Araouzou

1421 Nicosia

Tel.: 357 22 867100

Fax: 357 22 316071

2.

Supervision of International Banks, Regulations and Financial Stability Department

Central Bank of Cyprus

80, Kennedy Avenue

1076 Nicosia

Tel.: 357 22 714100

Fax: 357 22 378153

LATVIA

Latvijas Republikas Ārlietu ministrija

Brīvības iela 36

Rīga LV 1395

Tel.: (371) 7016 201

Fax: (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

Tel.: (352) 478 23 70

Fax: (352) 46 61 38

e-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

Tel.: (352) 478 2421

Fax: (352) 22 19 89

Ministère des Finances

3 rue de la Congrégation

L-1352 Luxembourg

Fax: 00352 475241

HUNGARY

Hungarian Trade Licencing Office

Margit krt. 85.

H-1024 Budapest

Hungary

Postbox: H-1537 Budapest Pf.: 345

Tel.: + 36-1-336-7327

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

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

NL-8004 De Zwolle

Tel.: (31-38) 467 25 41

Fax: (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

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Labour

Department of Export Control

Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/5

00-507 Warsaw

Poland

Tel.: (+ 48 22) 693 51 71

Fax: (+ 48 22) 693 40 33

PORTUGAL

Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros

Direcção-Geral dos Assuntos Multilaterais

Largo do Rilvas

P-1350-179 Lisboa

Tel.: (351) 21 394 67 02

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

1.

Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

Sektor za mednarodne organizacije in človekovo varnost

Prešernova cesta 25

SI-1001 Ljubljana

Tel.: 00 386 1 478 2206

Fax: 00 386 1 478 2249

2.

Ministrstvo za notranje zadeve

Sektor za upravne zadeve prometa, zbiranja in združevanja, eksplozivov in orožja

Bethovnova ulica 3

SI-1501 Ljubljana

Tel.: 00 386 1 472 47 59

Fax: 00 386 1 472 42 53

3.

Ministrstvo za gospodarstvo

Komisija za nadzor izvoza blaga za dvojno rabo

Kotnikova 5

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Tel.: 00 386 1 478 3223

Fax: 00 386 1 478 3611

4.

Ministrstvo za obrambo

Direktorat za Logistiko

Kardeljeva ploščad 24

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Tel.: 00 386 1 471 20 25

Fax: 00 386 1 512 11 03

SLOVAKIA

Ministerstvo hospodárstva Slovenskej republiky

Mierová 19

827 15 Bratislava 212

Tel.: 00421/2/4854 1111

Fax: 00421/2/4333 7827

FINLAND

Ulkoasiainministeriö/Utrikesministeriet

PL/PB 176

FI-00161 Helsinki/Helsingfors

Tel.: (358-9) 16 00 5

Fax: (358-9) 16 05 57 07

Puolustusministeriö/Försvarsministeriet

Eteläinen Makasiinikatu 8/Södra Magasinsgatan 8

PL/PB 31

FI-00131 Helsinki/Helsingfors

Tel.: (358-9) 16 08 81 28

Fax: (358-9) 16 08 81 11

SWEDEN

Inspektionen för strategiska produkter (ISP)

Box 70 252

107 22 Stockholm

Tel.: (+46-8) 406 31 00

Fax: (+46-8) 20 31 00

UNITED KINGDOM

Sanctions Licensing Unit

Export Control Organisation

Department of Trade and Industry

Kingsgate House

66-74 Victoria Street

London SW1E 6SW

Tel.: (44) 20 7215 4544

Fax: (44) 20 7215 4539

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

Belgium

Tel.: (32-2) 296 25 56

Fax: (32-2) 296 75 63

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