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, are made under the United Nations Act 1946. The regulations amend the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulations 1992 to introduce an asset freeze and travel ban for designated persons, and to extend and clarify the existing arms embargo relating to Somalia. These measures are required by resolution 1844 (2008) of the Security Council of the United Nations.
The regulations also introduce additional arms embargo exceptions relating to the suppression of acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, as required by resolutions 1846 (2008) and 1851 (2008) of the Security Council of the United Nations.
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.