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Extension of Economic Sanctions (Implementation of United Nations Resolutions on The Islamic Republic of Iran) Order, 2023

House of Representatives - 3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS by section 4 of the Economic Sanctions Act, Chap. 81:05 (“the Act”) the President may for the purpose of implementing a decision, resolution or recommendation by a regional or an international organisation of States or association of States, of which Trinidad and Tobago is a member, that calls on its members to take economic measures against a foreign State make an Order with respect to–

(a) the restriction or prohibition of any of the activities referred to in section 5 in relation to a foreign State;

(b) the seizing, freezing or sequestration in the manner set out in the Order any property situated in Trinidad and Tobago that is held by or on behalf of–

(i) a foreign State;
(ii) any person in that foreign State; or
(iii) a national of that foreign State who does not ordinarily reside in Trinidad and Tobago.

(c) the exclusion of any person, property, goods, technical data, services, transactions, ships or aircraft or any class thereof from the application of the Order;

AND WHEREAS the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2231 (2015) relative to Iran, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) and its successor resolution, Member Countries of the United Nations were called on to impose economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran;

AND WHEREAS Trinidad and Tobago is required to implement the Financial Action Task Force’s Recommendation 7 relative to the Islamic Republic of Iran which requires that countries implement target financial sanctions to comply with United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) relating to the prevention, suppression and disruption of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and its financing;

AND WHEREAS the aforementioned resolutions require countries to freeze, without delay, the funds and other assets of and to ensure that no funds and other assets are made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of any person or entity designated by, or under the authority of, the United Nations Security Council under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations;

AND WHEREAS the President, by Legal Notice No. 83 of March 27, 2023 signed the Economic Sanctions (Implementation of United Nations Resolutions on The Islamic Republic of Iran) Order, 2023 (“the Order”);

AND WHEREAS the President, in accordance with section 4(4) of the Act, did cause to be delivered on the 27th March, 2023 to the Speaker for presentation to the House of Representatives, a statement setting out the specific grounds on which the decision to make the Order was based;

AND WHEREAS the statement of Her Excellency the President, was debated in the House of Representatives on April 26, 2023 and approved and published as Legal Notice No. 111 of 2023;

AND WHEREAS section 4(3) of the Act provides that subject to section 4(5), an Order made under section 4(1) shall, unless previously revoked, remain in force for three months;

AND WHEREAS section 4(5) of the Act provides that before the expiration of an Order made under section 4(3), the Order may be extended, either indefinitely or for a specified period, by a resolution supported by a simple majority vote of the House of Representatives;

AND WHEREAS it has become necessary to extend the life of the Order, until such time as it is revoked:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Order shall remain in force until such time as it is revoked.

(By the Attorney General)

20 Jun 2023
Approved
House DebateHansard
4 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi SC [San Fernando West] [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
2.Mr. Saddam Hosein [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
3.Mr. Keith Scotland SC [Port-of-Spain South] [Government Member]
4.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi SC [San Fernando West] [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]