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Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1154/2013 of 15 November 2013 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

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16.11.2013   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 306/3


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1154/2013

of 15 November 2013

implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 of 23 March 2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran (1), and in particular Article 46(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 23 March 2012, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 267/2012.

(2)

By its judgments of 6 September 2013 in Cases T-493/10 (2), T-4/11 and T-5/11 (3), T-12/11 (4), T-13/11 (5), T-24/11 (6), T-42/12 and 181/12 (7), T-57/12 (8) and T-110/12 (9), the General Court of the European Union annulled the Council’s decisions to include Persia International Bank plc, Export Development Bank of Iran, Iran Insurance Company, Post Bank Iran, Bank Refah Kargaran, Naser Bateni, Good Luck Shipping LLC and Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction Co. on the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012.

(3)

Persia International Bank plc, Export Development Bank of Iran, Iran Insurance Company, Post Bank Iran, Bank Refah Kargaran, Naser Bateni, Good Luck Shipping LLC and Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction Co. should be included again on the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012, on the basis of new statements of reasons concerning each of them.

(4)

An additional entity should be included in the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012, the identifying information in relation to another entity should be amended.

(5)

Following the judgment of the General Court in Case T-421/11 (10), Qualitest FZE is not included in the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012.

(6)

In order to ensure that the measures provided for in this Regulation are effective, it should enter into force on the day of its publication,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 15 November 2013.

For the Council

The President

R. ŠADŽIUS


(1)  OJ L 88, 24.3.2012, p. 1.

(2)  Judgment of 6 September 2013 in Case T-493/10 Persia International Bank plc v Council of the European Union.

(3)  Judgment of 6 September 2013 in joint Cases T-4/11 and T-5/11 Export Development Bank of Iran v Council of the European Union.

(4)  Judgment of 6 September 2013 in Case T-12/11 Iran Insurance Company v Council of the European Union.

(5)  Judgment of 6 September 2013 in Case T-13/11 Post Bank Iran v Council of the European Union.

(6)  Judgment of 6 September 2013 in Case T-24/11 Bank Refah Kargaran v Council of the European Union.

(7)  Judgment of 6 September 2013 in Cases T-42/12 and T-181/12 Naser Bateni v Council of the European Union.

(8)  Judgment of 6 September 2013 in Case T-57/12 Good Luck Shipping LLC v Council of the European Union.

(9)  Judgment of 6 September 2013 in Case T-110/12 Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction Co. v Council of the European Union.

(10)  Judgment of 5 December 2012 in Case T-421/11 Qualitest FZE v Council of the European Union.


ANNEX

I.   The person and entities listed below are added to the list set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012

I.   Persons and entities involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities and persons and entities providing support to the Government of Iran

B.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Post Bank of Iran (a.k.a. Post Bank Iran, Post Bank)

237, Motahari Ave., Tehran, Iran 1587618118

Website: www.postbank.ir

Company which is majority owned by the Government of Iran and provides financial support to the Government of Iran.

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2.

Iran Insurance Company (a.k.a. Bimeh Iran)

121 Fatemi Ave., P.O. Box 14155-6363 Tehran, IranP.O. Box 14155-6363, 107 Fatemi Ave., Tehran, Iran

Government-owned company which provides financial support to the Government of Iran.

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3.

Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) (including all branches and subsidiaries)

Export Development Building, 21st floor, Tose’e tower, 15th St, Ahmad Qasir Ave, Tehran — Iran, 15138-35711 next to the 15th Alley, Bokharest Street, Argentina Square, Tehran, Iran; Tose’e Tower, corner of 15th St, Ahmad Qasir Ave., Argentine Square, Tehran, Iran; No 129, 21 ‘s Khaled Eslamboli, No 1 Building, Tehran, Iran; C.R. No 86936 (Iran)

Government-owned company which provides financial support to the Government of Iran.

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4.

Persia International Bank Plc

6 Lothbury, London Post Code: EC2R 7HH, United Kingdom

Entity owned by designated entities Bank Mellat and Bank Tejarat.

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5.

Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction Co. (IOEC)

18 Shahid Dehghani Street, Qarani Street, Tehran 19395-5999

Or: No 52 North Kheradmand Avenue (Corner of 6th Alley) Tehran, IRAN

Web: http://www.ioec.com/

Important entity in the energy sector which provides substantial revenues to the Government of Iran. As such, IOEC provides financial and logistical support to the Government of Iran.

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6.

Bank Refah Kargaran (a.k.a. Bank Refah)

40, North Shiraz Street, Mollasadra Ave., Vanak Sq., Tehran, Postal Code 19917, Iran

Swift: REF AIRTH

Entity providing support to the Government of Iran. It is 94 per cent owned by the Iranian Social Security Organisation, which in turn is controlled by the Government of Iran, and it provides banking services to government ministries.

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III.   Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL)

A.   Persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Naser Bateni

Born on 16 December 1962, Iranian.

Naser Bateni acts on behalf of IRISL. He was a director of IRISL until 2008 and he was subsequently Managing Director of IRISL Europe GmbH. He is the managing director of Hanseatic Trade and Trust Shipping GmbH (HTTS) which as their general agent provides essential services to the Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) and to Hafize Darya Shipping Lines (HDS Lines), both of which are designated entities acting on behalf of IRISL.

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B.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Good Luck Shipping Company LLC

(a.k.a. Good Luck Shipping Company)

P.O. Box 5562, Dubai; or P.O. Box 8486, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Good Luck Shipping Company LLC as the agent for Hafize Darya Shipping Lines (HDS Lines) in the United Arab Emirates provides essential services to HDS Lines which is a designated entity acting on behalf of IRISL.

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2.

Hanseatic Trade Trust & Shipping (HTTS) GmbH

Postal address: Schottweg 7, 22087 Hamburg, Germany;

Alternative address: Opp 7th Alley, Zarafshan St, Eivanak St, Qods Township.

Hanseatic Trade and Trust Shipping GmbH (HTTS) is the general agent for and as such provides essential services to Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) and to Hafize Darya Shipping Lines (HDS Lines), both of which are entities designated as acting on behalf of IRISL.

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II.   The entry for the entity set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 listed below shall be replaced by the entry below

B.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Onerbank ZAO (a.k.a. Onerbank ZAT, Eftekhar Bank, Honor Bank, Honorbank, North European Bank)

Ulitsa Klary Tsetkin 51- 1, 220004, Minsk, Belarus

Belarus-based bank owned by Bank Refah Kargaran, Bank Saderat and Bank Toseeh Saderat Iran

23.5.2011


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