United Nations (Iran—Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) Regulations 2016

2016/9

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

United Nations (Iran—Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) Regulations 2016

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 15th day of February 2016

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 2 of the United Nations Act 1946—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council:

(b)

for the purpose of giving effect to resolution 2231 (2015) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted under the United Nations Charter on 20 July 2015.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Revocation of these regulations
4Interpretation
5Exportation restricted
6Loading onto craft restricted
7Customs may refuse certificate of clearance
8Application of Customs and Excise Act 1996
9Dealing restricted
10Carrying on New Zealand craft restricted
11Assistance and training restricted
12Restricted transactions
13Exportation restricted
14Loading onto craft restricted
15Customs may refuse certificate of clearance
16Importation restricted
17Application of Customs and Excise Act 1996
18Dealing restricted
19Carrying on New Zealand craft restricted
20Assistance and training restricted
21Exportation of specified military equipment restricted
22Loading onto craft restricted
23Customs may refuse certificate of clearance
24Importation of arms restricted
25Application of Customs and Excise Act 1996
26Dealing restricted
27Carrying on New Zealand craft restricted
28Assistance and training restricted
29Prohibition on dealing with property of designated persons
30Prohibition on sending property to designated persons
31Minister may consent to activity prohibited by regulation 29 or 30
32Prohibition on designated persons entering or transiting through New Zealand
33Offences
34Attorney-General’s consent needed for certain prosecutions
35Revocation
Explanatory note
Administrative Information

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the United Nations (Iran—Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) Regulations 2016.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 19 February 2016.

3 Revocation of these regulations

(1)

Regulations 21 to 28 and 32 and the cross-headings above regulations 21, 26, 28, and 32 are revoked on 18 October 2020.

(2)

Regulations 13 to 20 and 29 to 31 and the cross-headings above regulations 13, 18, 20, 29, and 31 are revoked on 18 October 2023.

(3)

The rest of these regulations and the cross-headings above regulations 5, 9, 11, 12, and 33 are revoked on 18 October 2025.

4 Interpretation

(1)

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

agent of a designated person means—

(a)

any person who acts on behalf of, or at the direction of,—

(i)

a designated person; or

(ii)

another person who, directly or indirectly, acts on behalf of the designated person; or

(b)

any entity owned or controlled by a designated person or by a person described in paragraph (a)

Annex B means Annex B (Statement) to resolution 2231

arms includes—

(a)

any related materiel; and

(b)

components and spare parts for any arms or for any materiel referred to in paragraph (a); and

(c)

specified military equipment

ballistic missile-related technology means items, materials, equipment, goods, or technology—

(a)

described in S/2015/546; or

(b)

determined by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade as being capable of contributing to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems

certificate of clearance means a certificate of clearance granted under the Customs and Excise Act 1996

charterer, in relation to a craft, includes a person acting as the agent of the charterer of the craft

craft has the same meaning as in the Customs and Excise Act 1996

Customs and Excise Act 1996 includes any regulations made under that Act in relation to prohibited imports or exports

Customs officer has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996

designated person means an individual or entity designated by or under paragraph 6(c) of Annex B as a person to whom the measures required by that paragraph apply

IAEA means the International Atomic Energy Agency

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA means the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that is attached as Annex A to resolution 2231

Minister means the Minister of Foreign Affairs

New Zealand includes Tokelau

New Zealand chartered craft means a craft that is not a New Zealand registered craft but is chartered to a New Zealand citizen or an entity incorporated or constituted under the law of New Zealand

New Zealand craft means a New Zealand registered craft or a New Zealand chartered craft

New Zealand registered craft

(a)

means a craft registered in New Zealand; and

(b)

includes, whether or not it is actually registered,—

(i)

an aircraft required to be registered in New Zealand under the Civil Aviation Act 1990; and

(ii)

a ship required or entitled to be registered in New Zealand under the Ship Registration Act 1992

nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology means items, materials, equipment, goods, or technology—

(a)

described in—

(i)

INFCIRC/254/Rev.9/Part 2, other than items, materials, equipment, goods, or technology for exclusive use in light water reactors; or

(ii)

INFCIRC/254/Rev.12/Part 1, other than—

(A)

equipment covered by B.1 of INFCIRC/254/Rev.12/Part 1 that is for light water reactors; and

(B)

low-enriched uranium covered by A.1.2 of INFCIRC/254/Rev.12/Part 1 that is incorporated in assembled nuclear fuel elements for light water reactors; or

(b)

determined by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade as being capable of contributing to reprocessing or enrichment-related or heavy-water-related activities that are inconsistent with the JCPOA

owner, in relation to a craft, includes a person acting as the agent of the owner

property

(a)

means everything that is capable of being owned, whether it is—

(i)

real or personal property:

(ii)

tangible or intangible property:

(iii)

inside or outside New Zealand; and

(b)

includes a legal or an equitable estate or interest in property

resolution 2231 means resolution 2231 of the Security Council, adopted on 20 July 2015

specified military equipment

(a)

means battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large-calibre artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, or missiles or missile systems (as defined for the purpose in the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms); and

(b)

includes—

(i)

any related materiel; and

(ii)

components and spare parts for any specified military equipment or for any materiel referred to in subparagraph (i)

the Customs has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996

United Nations Register of Conventional Arms means the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms established on 1 January 1992 under United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/46/36 L of 6 December 1991.

(2)

In these regulations, a thing is exported to Iran in restricted circumstances if the thing is exported to Iran, or for use in or for the benefit of Iran, without either of the following:

(a)

the exportation having been approved in advance by the Security Council:

(b)

an end-user guarantee that—

(i)

includes the specified end-use, end-user, and end-use location; and

(ii)

is accepted by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

(3)

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade may accept an end-user guarantee for the purposes of subclause (2)(b)(ii) or regulation 20(2)(b) only if satisfied that Iran will not use any of the ballistic missile-related technology to which the guarantee relates in the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems.

(4)

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade must ensure that a notice of any determination made under paragraph (b) of the definition of ballistic missile-related technology or paragraph (b) of the definition of nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology in subclause (1) is published—

(a)

by notice in the Gazette; and

(b)

on the Internet site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology: exportation

5 Exportation restricted

A person must not export, directly or indirectly, nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology from New Zealand knowing that the goods are to be exported to Iran in restricted circumstances.

6 Loading onto craft restricted

The master or pilot of a craft must not allow nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology to be loaded onto the craft knowing that the goods are intended to be exported to Iran in restricted circumstances.

7 Customs may refuse certificate of clearance

The Customs may refuse to grant a certificate of clearance in respect of a craft that a Customs officer has reasonable cause to suspect is loaded with nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology that is intended to be exported to Iran in restricted circumstances.

8 Application of Customs and Excise Act 1996

(1)

The provisions of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (except sections 209, 229, 230, 231(3)(b), 233(1)(c), 235C(b)(ii), 236(2) to (4), and 237(2)) apply in relation to nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology that is to be exported to Iran in restricted circumstances, as if it were goods the exportation of which is prohibited under section 56(1) of that Act.

(2)

The Comptroller of Customs must give any nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology to which the Crown has title as forfeited goods to a person authorised in writing by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade to receive the goods (instead of disposing of the goods under section 237(2) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996).

Nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology: dealing and carrying

9 Dealing restricted

(1)

A person must not sell, transfer, or otherwise deal with nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology knowing that it is intended to be supplied, sold, or transferred, directly or indirectly, to Iran, or for use in or for the benefit of Iran.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies to a person in New Zealand and to a New Zealand citizen in any place outside New Zealand.

(3)

Subclause (1) does not apply if the intended supply, sale, or transfer of nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

10 Carrying on New Zealand craft restricted

(1)

A person must not use a New Zealand craft to carry nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology knowing that—

(a)

the craft is carrying nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology; and

(b)

the carriage is, or forms part of, the carriage of those goods from any place to Iran.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies to,—

(a)

in the case of a New Zealand registered craft,—

(i)

the owner of the craft; and

(ii)

the master or pilot in command of the craft; and

(b)

in the case of a New Zealand chartered craft,—

(i)

the charterer of the craft; and

(ii)

the master or pilot in command of the craft, if the master or pilot is a New Zealand citizen.

(3)

Subclause (1) does not apply if the supply, sale, or transfer of the nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology to which the carriage relates has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

(4)

Subclause (1) does not limit regulations 5 to 9.

Nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology: assistance and training

11 Assistance and training restricted

(1)

A person must not knowingly provide any assistance (including technical assistance or any kind of financial assistance) or training relating to the supply, sale, transfer, manufacture, or use of nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology to, or at the request of, any person in Iran unless the provision of the assistance or training has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies to a person in New Zealand and to a New Zealand citizen in any place outside New Zealand.

Iranian investment in nuclear industry

12 Restricted transactions

(1)

A person must not knowingly engage in a restricted transaction unless the engagement has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies to a person in New Zealand and to a New Zealand citizen in any place outside New Zealand.

(3)

In this regulation, a restricted transaction is a financial transaction of any kind—

(a)

that relates to—

(i)

uranium mining; or

(ii)

the use of nuclear materials and technology as listed in INFCIRC/254/Rev.12/Part 1; and

(b)

that is engaged in with any of the following persons:

(i)

any person in Iran:

(ii)

a national of Iran outside Iran:

(iii)

any entity owned or controlled by Iran:

(iv)

any person acting on behalf, or at the direction, of Iran or of an entity owned or controlled by Iran.

(4)

In this regulation, a person engages in a financial transaction if the person—

(a)

is a party to the transaction; or

(b)

procures the transaction; or

(c)

supplies or provides any financial services, including any investment, brokering, or related services, in connection with the transaction.

Ballistic missile-related technology: exportation and importation

13 Exportation restricted

A person must not export, directly or indirectly, ballistic missile-related technology from New Zealand knowing that the technology is to be exported to Iran in restricted circumstances.

14 Loading onto craft restricted

The master or pilot of a craft must not allow ballistic missile-related technology to be loaded onto the craft knowing that the technology is intended to be exported to Iran in restricted circumstances.

15 Customs may refuse certificate of clearance

The Customs may refuse to grant a certificate of clearance in respect of a craft that a Customs officer has reasonable cause to suspect is loaded with ballistic missile-related technology that is intended to be exported to Iran in restricted circumstances.

16 Importation restricted

A person must not knowingly import, directly or indirectly, ballistic missile-related technology into New Zealand from Iran unless the importation has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

17 Application of Customs and Excise Act 1996

(1)

The provisions of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (except sections 209, 229, 230, 231(3)(b), 233(1)(c), 235C(b)(ii), 236(2) to (4), and 237(2)) apply in relation to ballistic missile-related technology that is—

(a)

to be exported to Iran in restricted circumstances, as if the technology were goods the exportation of which is prohibited under section 56(1) of that Act:

(b)

imported to New Zealand from Iran without the importation having been approved in advance by the Security Council, as if the technology were goods the importation of which is prohibited under section 54(1) of that Act.

(2)

The Comptroller of Customs must give any ballistic missile-related technology to which the Crown has title as forfeited goods to a person authorised in writing by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade to receive the goods (instead of disposing of the goods under section 237(2) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996).

Ballistic missile-related technology: dealing with and carrying

18 Dealing restricted

(1)

A person must not sell, transfer, or otherwise deal with, any ballistic missile-related technology knowing that the technology is intended to be supplied, sold, or transferred, directly or indirectly,—

(a)

to Iran, or for use in or for the benefit of Iran; or

(b)

to any place from Iran.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies to a person in New Zealand and to a New Zealand citizen in any place outside New Zealand.

(3)

Subclause (1) does not apply if the intended supply, sale, or transfer of ballistic missile-related technology has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

19 Carrying on New Zealand craft restricted

(1)

A person must not use a New Zealand craft to carry ballistic missile-related technology knowing that—

(a)

the craft is carrying ballistic missile-related technology; and

(b)

the carriage is, or forms part of, the carriage of that technology—

(i)

from any place to Iran; or

(ii)

to any place from Iran.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies to,—

(a)

in the case of a New Zealand registered craft,—

(i)

the owner of the craft; and

(ii)

the master or pilot in command of the craft:

(b)

in the case of a New Zealand chartered craft,—

(i)

the charterer of the craft; and

(ii)

the master or pilot in command of the craft, if the master or pilot is a New Zealand citizen.

(3)

Subclause (1) does not apply if the supply, sale, or transfer of the ballistic missile-related technology to which the carriage relates has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

(4)

Subclause (1) does not limit regulations 13 to 18.

Ballistic missile-related technology: assistance and training

20 Assistance and training restricted

(1)

This regulation applies to assistance (including technical assistance or any kind of financial assistance) and training relating to—

(a)

the supply, sale, transfer, manufacture, or use of ballistic missile-related technology; or

(b)

any activity related to ballistic missiles that are designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such technology.

(2)

A person must not knowingly provide any assistance or training to, or at the request of, any person in Iran unless—

(a)

the provision of the assistance or training has been approved in advance by the Security Council; and

(b)

in the case of the provision of technical assistance or technical training, an end-user guarantee that includes the specified end-use, end-user, and end-use location has been accepted by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

(3)

Subclause (2) applies to a person in New Zealand and to a New Zealand citizen in any place outside New Zealand.

Specified military equipment and other arms: exportation and importation

21 Exportation of specified military equipment restricted

A person must not knowingly export, directly or indirectly, specified military equipment from New Zealand to Iran, or for use in or for the benefit of Iran, unless the exportation has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

22 Loading onto craft restricted

The master or pilot of a craft must not allow specified military equipment to be loaded onto the craft knowing that the equipment is intended to be exported to Iran, or for use in or for the benefit of Iran, without the exportation having been approved in advance by the Security Council.

23 Customs may refuse certificate of clearance

The Customs may refuse to grant a certificate of clearance in respect of a craft that a Customs officer has reasonable cause to suspect is loaded with specified military equipment that is intended to be exported to Iran, or for use in or for the benefit of Iran, without the exportation having been approved in advance by the Security Council.

24 Importation of arms restricted

A person must not knowingly import, directly or indirectly, arms into New Zealand from Iran unless the importation has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

25 Application of Customs and Excise Act 1996

(1)

The provisions of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (except sections 209, 229, 230, 231(3)(b), 233(1)(c), 235C(b)(ii), 236(2) to (4), and 237(2)) apply in relation to—

(a)

specified military equipment that is to be exported to Iran, or for use in or for the benefit of Iran, without the exportation having been approved in advance by the Security Council, as if the equipment were goods the exportation of which is prohibited under section 56(1) of that Act; and

(b)

arms imported from Iran without the importation having been approved in advance by the Security Council, as if the arms were goods the importation of which is prohibited under section 54(1) of that Act.

(2)

The Comptroller of Customs must give any arms to which the Crown has title as forfeited goods to a person authorised in writing by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade to receive the arms (instead of disposing of the arms under section 237(2) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996).

Specified military equipment and other arms: dealing with and carrying

26 Dealing restricted

(1)

A person must not sell, transfer, or otherwise deal with any specified military equipment knowing that it is intended to be supplied, sold, or transferred, directly or indirectly, to Iran, or for use in or for the benefit of Iran.

(2)

A person must not sell, transfer, or otherwise deal with any arms knowing that they are intended to be supplied, sold, or transferred, directly or indirectly, to any place from Iran.

(3)

Subclauses (1) and (2) apply to a person in New Zealand and to a New Zealand citizen in any place outside New Zealand.

(4)

Subclauses (1) and (2) do not apply if the intended supply, sale, or transfer has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

27 Carrying on New Zealand craft restricted

(1)

A person must not use a New Zealand craft to carry specified military equipment knowing that—

(a)

the craft is carrying specified military equipment; and

(b)

the carriage is, or forms part of, the carriage of that equipment from any place to Iran.

(2)

A person must not use a New Zealand craft to carry arms knowing that—

(a)

the craft is carrying arms; and

(b)

the carriage is, or forms part of, the carriage of those arms to any place from Iran.

(3)

Subclauses (1) and (2) apply to,—

(a)

in the case of a New Zealand registered craft,—

(i)

the owner of the craft; and

(ii)

the master or pilot in command of the craft:

(b)

in the case of a New Zealand chartered craft,—

(i)

the charterer of the craft; and

(ii)

the master or pilot in command of the craft, if the master or pilot is a New Zealand citizen.

(4)

Subclauses (1) and (2) do not apply if the supply, sale, or transfer of the arms or the specified military equipment (as the case may be) to which the carriage relates has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

(5)

Subclauses (1) and (2) do not limit regulations 21 to 26.

Specified military equipment: assistance and training

28 Assistance and training restricted

(1)

A person must not knowingly provide any assistance (including technical assistance or any kind of financial assistance) or training to, or at the request of, any person in Iran in relation to the supply, sale, transfer, manufacture, or use of specified military equipment unless the provision of the assistance or training has been approved in advance by the Security Council.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies to a person in New Zealand and to a New Zealand citizen in any place outside New Zealand.

Property of designated persons: prohibitions

29 Prohibition on dealing with property of designated persons

(1)

A person must not transfer, sell, assign, dispose of, pay for, or otherwise deal with any property located in New Zealand knowing that the property is owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by—

(a)

a designated person; or

(b)

an agent of a designated person.

(2)

Subclause (1) does not apply if the Minister has consented to the dealing in accordance with regulation 31.

30 Prohibition on sending property to designated persons

(1)

A person must not send, transfer, or deliver any property, or cause any property to be sent, transferred, or delivered, directly or indirectly, knowing that the property is to be sent, transferred, or delivered—

(a)

to a designated person; or

(b)

for the benefit of a designated person.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies to a person in New Zealand and to a New Zealand citizen in any place outside New Zealand.

(3)

Subclause (1) does not apply if the Minister has consented to the sending, transfer, or delivery of the property in accordance with regulation 31.

Property of designated persons: exceptions

31 Minister may consent to activity prohibited by regulation 29 or 30

(1)

If the Minister consents to an activity under this regulation, the prohibitions in regulations 29(1) and 30(1) do not apply to the activity.

(2)

In deciding whether to consent to an activity under this regulation, the Minister must have regard to paragraphs 6(c) and (d) of Annex B.

(3)

The Minister may consent to an activity prohibited by regulation 29(1) or 30(1) if the Minister is satisfied that—

(a)

the activity is necessary for any of the purposes described in paragraph 6(d)(i) to (v) of Annex B; and

(b)

all notifications and decisions required by paragraph 6(d)(i) to (v) of Annex B for those purposes have been given and made in accordance with that paragraph.

(4)

The Minister may consent to the following being added to an account:

(a)

interest or other earnings due on the account:

(b)

payments due under any contract, agreement, or obligation of a designated person that arose before the date of the person’s designation.

(5)

The prohibitions in regulations 29(1) and 30(1) apply to interest and other earnings and payments added to an account under subclause (4).

Entry and transit of designated persons

32 Prohibition on designated persons entering or transiting through New Zealand

(1)

An individual who is a designated person must not enter New Zealand or transit through New Zealand.

(2)

Subclause (1) does not apply to a designated person who is a New Zealand citizen.

(3)

Subclause (1) does not apply so as to prevent a person from entering or transiting through New Zealand if—

(a)

the Security Council has determined that the entry or transit is justified on the grounds of humanitarian need, including religious obligation; or

(b)

the entry or transit is necessary to give effect to a judicial process; or

(c)

the Security Council has determined that the entry or transit would further the objectives of resolution 2231.

(4)

A visa may be granted under the Immigration Act 2009 to a designated person for the purposes of this regulation only on the advice of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade that the visa is consistent with subclauses (1) to (3).

(5)

This regulation operates in addition to the requirements of the Immigration Act 2009 and of any regulations made under that Act.

Miscellaneous provisions

33 Offences

For the purposes of section 3(1) of the United Nations Act 1946, a person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of these regulations commits an offence against these regulations.

34 Attorney-General’s consent needed for certain prosecutions

Prosecution for an offence against these regulations that is alleged to have been committed outside New Zealand may not be commenced without—

(a)

the Attorney-General’s consent; and

(b)

the Attorney-General’s certificate that it is expedient that the prosecution be commenced.

35 Revocation

Michael Webster,
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 19 February 2016, replace the current United Nations Sanctions (Iran) Regulations 2010 by imposing a new suite of restrictions in relation to Iran to give effect to resolution 2231 of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted under the United Nations Charter on 20 July 2015.

Resolution 2231 has replaced the sanctions imposed on Iran by resolution 1747 (2007) and related resolutions with a number of restrictions relating to—

  • nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology:

  • ballistic missile-related technology:

  • Iran’s investment in the nuclear industry:

  • specified military equipment and other arms:

  • the property of designated persons:

  • entry and transit of designated persons into and through New Zealand.

Regulations 1 and 2 provide for the title and commencement of these regulations.

Regulation 3 provides a scheme of revocation of groups of provisions of these regulations according to a timeline set out in resolution 2231.

Regulation 4 is an interpretation provision, containing definitions and support provisions and a provision relating to the publication of external material that these regulations incorporate by reference.

Regulations 5 to 11 concern nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology. Restrictions are imposed on the exportation of such goods to Iran, or for use in or for the benefit of Iran. Such exportation must be approved in advance by the Security Council and must be supported by an end-user guarantee accepted by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Associated provisions are concerned with the loading and carriage of these restricted goods onto New Zealand craft, providing related assistance and training, engaging in associated commercial transactions, and the application of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.

Regulation 12 restricts persons from engaging in financial transactions with Iran in relation to the nuclear industry. The intended effect is to limit Iranian investment in that industry.

Regulations 13 to 20 concern ballistic missile-type technology. Restrictions are imposed on both exportation to Iran and importation from Iran. In addition, a number of associated provisions similar to those that apply to nuclear-related material, equipment, or technology are included.

Regulations 21 to 28 concern arms. The importation of all arms from Iran is restricted, while exportation to Iran is restricted only in relation to certain specified arms. Associated provisions are again included.

Regulations 29 to 31 implement an asset freeze against designated individuals and entities by prohibiting certain transactions with those persons.

Regulation 32 prohibits individuals who are designated persons from entering or transiting through New Zealand.

Regulations 33 and 34 create offences and require the consent of the Attorney-General for certain prosecutions.

Regulation 35 revokes the United Nations Sanctions (Iran) Regulations 2010, which these regulations replace.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 February 2016.

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