United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Amendment Regulations 2000

  • revoked
  • United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Amendment Regulations 2000: revoked, on 22 November 2012, pursuant to clause 3 of the United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Regulations Revocation Order 2012 (SR 2012/319).

Reprint
as at 22 November 2012

United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Amendment Regulations 2000

(SR 2000/222)

  • United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Amendment Regulations 2000: revoked, on 22 November 2012, pursuant to clause 3 of the United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Regulations Revocation Order 2012 (SR 2012/319).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Pursuant to section 2 of the United Nations Act 1946, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting—

  • (a) on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

  • (b) for the purpose of giving effect to resolution 1306 (2000) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted pursuant to the United Nations Charter on 5 July 2000, calling upon the Government of New Zealand and all other member States of the United Nations to apply in respect of Sierra Leone the measures set out in paragraph 1 of that resolution,—

makes the following regulations.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 New heading and regulations 10A to 10C inserted
  • The principal regulations are amended by inserting, after regulation 10, the following heading and regulations:

    Prohibition on importing diamonds originating in Sierra Leone

    10A Importation of diamonds from Sierra Leone prohibited
    • (1) Except with the consent of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the importation into New Zealand of diamonds originating in Sierra Leone is prohibited.

      (2) Subclause (1) does not apply to any diamonds that were exported from Sierra Leone on or before 5 July 2000.

      (3) The Chief Executive of the Customs may determine any dispute as to the date of exportation of diamonds from Sierra Leone.

      Compare: SR 1993/336 r 7A

    10B Application of Customs and Excise Act 1996 to prohibited imports
    • All the provisions of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 with respect to prohibited imports (except section 209) apply to diamonds whose importation is prohibited by regulation 10A in all respects as if the importation of the diamonds were prohibited under section 54 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.

      Compare: SR 1993/336 r 7B

    10C Detention of, and payment for, prohibited diamonds
    • (1) A reference in this regulation to prohibited diamonds is a reference to diamonds whose importation is prohibited by regulation 10A.

      (2) A Customs officer may detain any diamonds imported into New Zealand he or she suspects on reasonable grounds to be prohibited diamonds.

      (3) An importer of prohibited diamonds for which payment has not been made must pay the purchase price of the diamonds into a Trust Bank Account (the Trust Account) operated under Part VII of the Public Finance Act 1989 by the Customs.

      (4) All money in the Trust Account must be dealt with as the Minister of Finance directs.

      (5) Money paid into the Trust Account is not money deposited for the purposes of section 229 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.

      (6) The Chief Executive of the Customs may determine any dispute as to the purchase price of any prohibited diamonds or as to the date of payment for the diamonds.

      Compare: SR 1993/336 r 7C.

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Regulations 1997. The amendments are to give effect to resolution 1306 (2000) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted on 5 July 2000. Paragraph 1 of that resolution requires member States to prohibit the importation of rough diamonds from Sierra Leone into their territories.

Regulation 3 inserts new regulations 10A to 10C, which prohibit, and impose measures against, the importation of diamonds from Sierra Leone. The prohibition does not apply if the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade consents to the importation. Nor does it apply to diamonds exported from Sierra Leone on or before 5 July 2000, the date on which the Security Council resolution took effect.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 November 2000.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Amendment Regulations 2000. The eprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 22 November 2012. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the eprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)
  • United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Regulations Revocation Order 2012 (SR 2012/319): clause 3


  • 1 SR 1997/281