UK passes Venezuela Export Controls Order

The 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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Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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