Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia sanctions regime
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Why are sanctions imposed?
Australia imposes autonomous sanctions in relation to the Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FFRY) which target persons associated with the former Milosevic regime, and persons indicted for or suspected of committing war crimes during the Balkan wars in the early 1990s. Sanctions have been in place since 1992.
What is prohibited by the FFRY sanctions regime?
The FFRY sanctions regime imposes the following sanctions measures:
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Restrictions on providing assets to designated persons
It is prohibited to directly or indirectly make an asset available to (or for the benefit of) a designated person.
Restrictions on dealing with the assets of designated persons or entities (requirement to freeze assets)
It is prohibited to use or deal with an asset, or allow or facilitate another person to use or deal with an asset owned or controlled by a designated person or entity (the assets are ‘frozen’ and cannot be used or dealt with). The prohibition on ‘dealing’ with assets includes using, selling or moving assets. ‘An 'asset' includes an asset or property of any kind, whether tangible or intangible, movable or immovable.
Go to the Consolidated List to search the names of designated persons and entities.
If you become aware that you are holding an asset of a designated person or entity, you are required to freeze (hold) that asset and notify the AFP as soon as possible. Go to What You Need to Do for more information.
All designated persons under the FFRY sanctions regime are prohibited from travelling to or entering Australia.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs may grant a sanctions permit to allow an activity that would otherwise be prohibited under these regimes provided the activity meets specific criteria.
The table below provides a general guide to relevant criteria. You should get your own legal advice if you think your proposed activity is affected by sanctions and may meet the criteria for a permit. Go to Sanctions Permits for information on permits, including how to apply.
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The Foreign Minister is satisfied that it would be in the national interest to grant a permit
the activity is a:
Regulations 6,14,15,18,20 of the Autonomous Sanctions regulations 2011
Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons – Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) List 2012
Regulations 11A and 11B of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958
The relevant legislation for the FFRY regime includes the following:
- Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011
- Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011
- Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons – Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) List 2012
- Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958
- Migration Regulations 1994