EU COUNCIL INTRODUCES EXCEPTIONS IN 2 SANCTIONS REGIMES, IN ORDER TO FACILITATE HUMANITARIAN ACTIVITIES IN UKRAINE

A news release from the EU on 13 April announced the changes in respect of the sanctions regimes restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and restrictive measures in response to the recognition of the non-government controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine and the ordering of Russian armed forces into those areas.  Organisations and agencies acting as humanitarian partners of the EU, such as the ICRC and the UN specialised agencies, are exempted from the prohibition to make funds or economic resources available to persons and entities designated under the Ukraine territorial integrity regime when the funds or resources are necessary for exclusively humanitarian purposes in Ukraine; and certain clearly defined categories of humanitarian organisations are exempted from the export restrictions and the related prohibition on the provision of services.  In addition, organisations not covered by the above exemptions can request Member States to grant a derogation from the same prohibitions when that is necessary for humanitarian activities in Ukraine.

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2022/04/13/eu-introduces-exceptions-to-restrictive-measures-to-facilitate-humanitarian-activities-in-ukraine

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.116.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A116%3ATOC

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/AUTO/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2022.116.01.0003.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2022:116:TOC

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/AUTO/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2022.116.01.0006.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2022:116:TOC

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/AUTO/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2022.116.01.0008.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2022:116:TOC

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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