European Union (Restrictive Measures concerning Nicaragua) Regulations 2020

Cited as:IR SI 70/2020
Jurisdiction:Ireland

S.I. No.70of2020

European Union (Restrictive Measures concerning Nicaragua) Regulations 2020

I, HEATHER HUMPHREYS, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) and for the purpose of giving full effect to Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1716 of 14 October 2019 1, as amended, hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Union (Restrictive Measures concerning Nicaragua) Regulations 2020.

2. (1) In these Regulations “Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1716 of 14 October 2019.

(2) A word or expression which is used in these Regulations and which is also used in the Council Regulation has, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meaning in these Regulations as it has in the Council Regulation.

3. (1) A person who contravenes a provision of the Council Regulation specified in the Schedule shall be guilty of an offence.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 3, a person who has received an authorisation under Article 3(1), 4(1), 5(1) or 6(1) of the Council Regulation may, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of such authorisation, do such of the things as are so authorised.

5. A person who is guilty of an offence under Regulation 3 shall be liable -

(a) on summary conviction, to a class A fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or both.

6. A competent authority in the State, following such consultation as it considers necessary with other competent authorities, for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of the Council Regulation or these Regulations, may give in writing such directions to a person as it sees fit.

7. A person who fails to comply with a direction given under Regulation 6 within the time specified in the direction shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.

8. Where an offence under these Regulations is committed by a body corporate and is proved to have been so committed with the consent or connivance of or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of any person, being a director, manager, secretary or other officer of the body corporate, or a person who was purporting to...

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