Australia’s Autonomous Sanctions Regulations: Designating Assets and Vessels

Designating controlled assets

For paragraph 10 (1) (b) of the Act, the Minister may, by legislative instrument, designate a controlled asset as a designated asset.

8Sanctioned vessels

Designation of vessels

(1)For paragraph 10 (1) (b) of the Act, the Minister may, by legislative instrument:

(a)designate a vessel as a sanctioned vessel for a country mentioned in the designation; or

(b)designate each vessel in a class of vessels as a sanctioned vessel for a country mentioned in the designation.

(2)A vessel is not required to be owned, registered or flagged by the country mentioned in the designation.

(3)A sanctioned vessel does not cease to be a sanctioned vessel solely because:

(a)its name is changed; or

(b)the flag under which it is operated changes; or

(c)its registration is changed.

Directions to sanctioned vessels

(4)The Minister may direct a sanctioned vessel to:

(a)leave Australia, including by a particular route; or

(b)not enter a particular port or place, or any port or place, in Australia.

(5)Before giving the direction, the Minister must have regard to Australia’s obligations at international law.

(6)A direction given under subregulation (4) in writing is not a legislative instrument.

 

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