The European Union prohibited the import into the European Union of goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol on 23 July 2014 (see previous blog). The UK has now published a statutory instrument, the Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014, which gives effect those EU prohibitions in certain specified UK Overseas Territories.
The EU prohibitions to which it gives effect are Council Decision 2014/386/CFSP of 23 June 2014 (as amended by Council Decision 2014/507/CFSP of 30 July 2014), and Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014, as amended by EU Council Decision 2014/659/CFSP of 8 September 2014.
The territories to which the order extends are: Anguilla; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; the Cayman Islands; the Falkland Islands; Montserrat; Pitcairn, Henderson, the Ducie and Oeno Islands; St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the Island of Cyprus; the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Virgin Islands.
The order entered into force on 16th October 2014.