Notice to persons and entities listed under the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 – Syria
In accordance with item 1, regulation 6 of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 (Cth) (the Regulations), the Minister for Foreign Affairs (the Minister) has previously designated for targeted financial sanctions, or declared for travel bans (together ‘listed’), by legislative instrument:
- A person or entity that the Minister is satisfied is providing support to the Syrian regime.
- A person or entity that the Minister is satisfied is responsible for human rights abuses in Syria, including:
- the use of violence against civilians; and
- the commission of other abuses.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) GIVES NOTICE TO THE PERSONS AND ENTITIES NAMED BELOW that the Minister will be considering whether these listings under regulation 6 of the Regulations will continue to have effect:
Listed Persons and Entities
- Ahmad BALLUL
- Saji' DARWISH
- Muhammed IBRAHIM
- Badi' MU'ALLA
- Suhayl Hasan AL-HASAN
- Muhammad Nafi BILAL
- Muhammad Mahmud MAHALLA
- Tahir Hamid KHALIL
- Jawdat Salbi MAWAS
- Yasin Ahmad DAHI
- Ali WANUS
- Samir DA'BUL
- Zuhayr HAYDAR
- Habib HAWRANI
- Firas AHMAD
- Salah HABIB
- Iyad Mohammad Esam MAHROUS
- Ghassan ABBAS
- Bayan BITAR
- Amr ARMANZI
- Aziz ALLOUCH
- Muhammed Bin-Muhammed Faris QUWAYDIR
- Hala SIRHAN
- Ayman AHMAD
- Yusuf AL-HATUM
- Mashhur AL-HUSAYN
- Haytham ASMAR
- Lu-ay DA-UD
- Rajab DAYYUB
- Tha'ir DAYYUB
- Ma'n GHANIM
- Farhan MAHFUD
- Yusuf MA'TUQ
- Misbah MIRDASH
- Zuhayr RABAH
- Iyad SALIM
- Muzhir SHARBA
- Muhammad Khayr SUKHAYTAH
- Akram SULAYMAN
- Muhammad Hisham Fu’ad YUSUF
- Syriss Logistics and Services
- Mahrous Group
- Mahrous Trading
- Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology
- Expert partners
- Organisation for Technological Industries
- National Standards and Calibration Laboratory
- Yona Star International
- Sigma Tech
- Syrian Company for Information Technology
- Shadi for Cars Trading
- Denise Company
Aliases for the abovementioned persons and entities are included in DFAT’s Consolidated List.
Effects of Listing
The effect of a listing under regulation 6 of the Regulations is as follows:
- any person holding a ‘controlled asset’ (including an asset that is owned or controlled by a listed person or entity) commits an offence if they, without the authorisation of the Minister, use or deal with that asset, or allow it to be used or dealt with, or facilitate the use of or dealing with it; and
- any person who, directly or indirectly, makes an asset available to, or for the benefit of, a listed person or entity, without the authorisation of the Minister, commits an offence.
Request for statement of reasons
DFAT will provide a listed person or entity, or their authorised representative, with an unclassified statement of reasons for the listing, upon written request to the address below.
A listed person or entity, or their authorised representative, may make a written submission to the Minister, in order to inform the Minister’s consideration of whether to declare that the listing of the person or entity under regulation 6 of the Regulations will continue to have effect.
Submissions must be received by 5pm on 22 June 2023 Australian Eastern Standard Time. DFAT reserves the right not to consider late submissions.
Application for revocation of a listing
A listed person or entity, or their authorised representative, may apply in writing to the Minister at any time to have the listing revoked. The application must set out the circumstances relied upon to justify the application.
Address to request a statement of case, make a submission or apply to revoke listing
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Australian Sanctions Office
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
RG Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221 Australia
Application for sanctions permit to use or deal with a ‘controlled asset’ or to make an asset available to a listed person or entity
The Regulations provides that a holder of a ‘controlled asset’ may apply to the Minister for a permit to authorise use of or dealing with the ‘controlled asset’.
The Regulations also provides that a person may apply to the Minister for a permit to authorise a person or entity to make assets available to a listed person or entity.
Applications for permits must specify whether the application relates to a basic expense dealing, a legally required dealing or a contractual dealing as those terms are defined in regulation 20 of the Regulations.
Applications may be submitted through DFAT’s online portal, Pax.