By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

UK clarifies humanitarian exemption to Syria petroleum exports

The UK’s Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has amended its guidance concerning trade sanctions on Syria to clarify the humanitarian exemption to the purchase and transportation of petroleum products, related financing and financial assistance. The exemptions are applied automatically under Articles 6a(1) and 16a(1) of Council Regulation (EU) 35/2012, and a licence is not required. See Notice. The exemption applies …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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