UK passes Venezuela Export Controls Order

Parliament7The UK has passed the Export Control (Venezuela Sanctions) Order 2018, SI 2018/108, which provides for the enforcement of EU trade restrictions against Venezuela – as contained in Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2063. The Order comes into force on 26 February 2018.

A person who knowingly engages in activities prohibited by the EU’s Venezuela sanctions regime, with intent to evade those prohibitions, commits a criminal offence. The Order also makes provision for other criminal offences, including the circumvention of EU trade restrictions on Venezuela.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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