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Public Consultation: Review of listings for counter-terrorism sanctions due to expire in 2016

DFAT is conducting a statutory review of 40 persons and entities whose listings under Part 4 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 are due to expire in October and November 2016 unless renewed.

Further information on making a submission in relation to each of these listings

Members of the public are invited to comment by 5 pm on Friday 26 August 2016.


Liberia sanctions changes

The Australian Government is implementing changes to Australia’s sanctions on Liberia in line with our international obligations under UN Security Council Resolution 2288 (2016).

As of 25 May 2016, all sanctions related to Liberia ceased with immediate effect, in accordance with Section 8 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945.

Accordingly, there is no longer any sanction related restrictions on the measures on arms in relation to Liberia.

The Australian Government will implement the changes to UNSC sanctions on Liberia as required by UN Security Council Resolution 2288 (2016), by repealing Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Liberia) Regulations 2008 and Regulation 13CK of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, as soon as practicable


Cote d’Ivoire sanctions changes

The Australian Government is implementing changes to Australia’s sanctions on Cote d’Ivoire in line with our international obligations under UN Security Council Resolution 2283 (2016).
As of 28 April 2016, all sanctions related to Cote d’Ivoire ceased with immediate effect, in accordance with Section 8 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945.

Accordingly, there is no longer any sanction related restrictions on the export or supply of ‘arms are related lethal material’ to Côte d’Ivoire.  Further, the targeted financial sanctions and travel bans on individuals and entities designated by the United Nations Security Council under this sanctions regime no longer apply. The Consolidated List of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions or travel bans under Australian sanctions laws has accordingly been updated. 

The Australian Government will implement the changes to UNSC sanctions on on Cote d’Ivoire as required by UN Security Council Resolution 2283 (2016), by repealing Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Côte d'Ivoire) Regulations 2008 and Regulation 13CN of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, as soon as practicable.


Last Updated: 24 June 2016