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Restrictions & Sanctions

United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Iran

UNSC Resolution 1737 (2006) dated 23 December 2006 imposed certain nuclear and ballistic missile programmes related embargo and individual targeted measures, namely an assets freeze and measures concerning travel, on persons and entities designated in an Annex to the resolution as well as on any additional persons and entities designated by the Security Council or the Committee, based on the criteria contained in the resolution. In addition, the Council called upon all States to prevent specialized teaching or training of Iranian nationals in disciplines which would contribute to Iran’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities and development of nuclear weapon delivery systems.

UNSC Resolution 1747 (2007) dated 24 March 2007 imposed a ban on exports of arms from Iran. It also designated additional persons and entities, in an Annex to the resolution, as subject to the assets freeze and the measures concerning travel. In addition, the Council called upon all States to exercise vigilance and restraint in the provision of heavy weapons and related services to Iran, and called upon all States and international financial institutions not to enter into new commitments for grants, financial assistance and concessional loans to the Government of Iran, except for humanitarian and developmental purposes.

UNSC Resolution 1803 (2008) dated 3 March 2008 called upon all States, in accordance with their national legal authorities and legislation and consistent with international law, in particular the law of the sea ..., to inspect the cargoes to and from Iran, of ... vessels, at their ... seaports, owned or operated by ... Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line, provided there are reasonable grounds to believe that the ... vessel is transporting goods prohibited under this resolution or resolution 1737 (2006) or resolution 1747 (2007).

UNSC Resolution 1929 (2010) dated 9 June 2010 decided that all States shall prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Iran, from or through their territories or by their nationals or individuals subject to their jurisdiction, or using their flag vessels ... and whether or not originating in their territories, of any battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large calibre artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems as defined for the purpose of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, or related materiel, including spare parts, or items as determined by the Security Council or the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006).

Further called upon all States to inspect, in accordance with their national authorities and legislation and consistent with international law, in particular the law of the sea ... all cargo to and from Iran, in their territory, including seaports ..., if the State concerned has information that provides reasonable grounds to believe the cargo contains items the supply, sale, transfer, or export of which is prohibited by paragraphs 3, 4 or 7 of resolution 1737 (2006), paragraph 5 of resolution 1747 (2007), paragraph 8 of resolution 1803 (2008) or paragraphs 8 or 9 of resolution 1929 (2010), for the purpose of ensuring strict implementation of those provisions.

The resolution also decided that all States shall prohibit the provision by their nationals or from their territory of bunkering services, such as provision of fuel or supplies, or other servicing of vessels, to Iranian-owned or -contracted vessels, including chartered vessels, if they have information that provides reasonable grounds to believe they are carrying items the supply, sale, transfer, or export of which is prohibited by paragraphs 3, 4 or 7 of resolution 1737 (2006), paragraph 5 of resolution 1747 (2007), paragraph 8 of resolution 1803 (2008) or paragraphs 8 or 9 of resolution 1929 (2010), unless provision of such services is necessary for humanitarian purposes or until such time as the cargo has been inspected, and seized and disposed of if necessary, and underlines that this paragraph is not intended to affect legal economic activities.

The measures specified in resolution 1737 (2006) shall also apply to the entities of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) as specified in Annex III and to any person or entity acting on their behalf or at their direction, and to entities owned or controlled by them, including through illicit means, or determined by the Council or the Committee to have assisted them in evading the sanctions of, or in violating the provisions of, resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) or resolution 1929 (2010).

Annex III - Entities owned, controlled, or acting on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL)

  1. Irano Hind Shipping Company
    Location: 18 Mehrshad Street, Sadaghat Street, Opposite of Park Mellat, Valie-
    Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran; 265, Next to Mehrshad, Sedaghat St., Opposite of
    Mellat Park, Vali Asr Ave., Tehran 1A001, Iran

  2. IRISL Benelux NV
    Location: Noorderlaan 139, B-2030, Antwerp, Belgium; V.A.T. Number
    BE480224531 (Belgium)

  3. South Shipping Line Iran (SSL)
    Location: Apt. No. 7, 3rd Floor, No. 2, 4th Alley, Gandi Ave., Tehran, Iran;
    Qaem Magham Farahani St., Tehran, Iran

Philippine immigration restrictions

According to the Philippine Ship Agents’ Association (PSAA) the current situation may be outlined as follows, following a meeting between the PSAA and the Bureau of Immigration:

  1. Visaed crew list requirement remain in force in line with security concerns of the recent crisis in Marawi
  2. List of restricted 13 nationals was provided per DFA Foreign Service Circular 22-10:

    • Afghanistan 
    • Algeria
    • Egypt
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Jordan
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Pakistan
    • Palestine
    • Sudan
    • Syria
    • Yemen
    • Stateless persons
  3. It was clarified that denying entry into the country is not only confined to the island of Mindanao which is under Martial Law, per Immigration AO JHM2017 006, above nationals will also be restricted to:

    • Areas of conflict - this is where Mindanao is currently classified under being under martial law
    • Areas of international assembly - example: ASEAN, these nationals are denied entry into Manila during the ASEAN
    • Places where the President and or other key officials of government are present - example: during visit of the President and PM Abe of Japan, entry into Davao was not allowed
    • Other areas that may be identified by the commissioner or his authorized representative

    It was explained further that the AO has no time frame. Restriction will apply anytime when any of the 4 conditions is present. For the Mindanao Martial Law, this is envisaged to end on 31 December 2017. 

  4. Two points were then raised, what will be the procedure if a vessel is:

    • Ships coming from outside Philippine territory and is already steaming to Mindanao
    • Already at a port in Luzon or Visayas then bound for Mindanao.

    No definite procedure was given, however it can be that either vessel is requested to drift outside or if allowed, to anchor while waiting for the immigration approval. 

  5. If a vessel has restricted nationals on board, the initial inclination per policy is to deny entry. But in consideration of not inhibiting trade immigration may consider entry, but, the agent must:

    • make an appeal to the immigration office and explain the legitimate purpose of the vessel's call. One suggestion from the authorities is to request owners to prove that the nationals in question do not have any record. It was suggested that documents from other foreign parties may help, such as a letter from the embassy/embassies of the particular individuals certifying their identity etc.
  6. The bureau has no set implementing guidelines yet on how they will manage a vessel with restricted crew that is granted entry. It is possible that they may put additional guards and or refuse issuance of shore passes.
  7. Having a visaed crewlist or visa does not guarantee entry. According to the Bureau, the DFA can issue a visa, but the final approval for entry will still be up to the immigration's enforcement of policy. For example: The applicant may obtain visa but if the person arrives at the airport or seaport and displays a behavior that shows reasonable cause to deny entry, it will be immigration's decision to deny entry/deportation. 

 

US expands Iranian Sanctions and issues shipping advisory

The Office of Foreign Assets Control has advised that the information be closely watched as they cast a wide net and the consequences for even unintentional violations are immense.

"The US Treasury's action against this sprawling petroleum network makes it explicitly clear that those purchasing Iranian oil are directly supporting Iran's militant and terrorist arm, the IRGC-Qods Force," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

"Our actions over the last two weeks should serve as a strong warning to anyone considering facilitating the Qods Force's oil sales that there will be swift consequences," Mnuchin said.

The information and advisory can be found below:


Trading restrictions (Iran)

Trading restrictions imposed against Iran

Arms and strategic goods and services embargo
United Nations, European Union, Australia, Canada and United States

Banking/Financial
European Union, Australia, Canada and United States

Freezing of Assets
European Union, Canada, Japan and United States

Travel restrictions
United Nations, European Union, Australia and United States

Iranian entities
United Nations, European Union, Canada and United States

Ban on Iranian ships
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

Related information

Trading restrictions imposed by Iran

According to information received from local contacts Israeli flagged / registered vessels, or those vessels with Israeli officers / crew on board will be subject to inspection upon arrival. 

Restrictions & sanctions (Iran)

Bunker prices: sourced from www.mabux.com

Current bunker prices Last Updated: 10:10 (GMT) - 26 May 2020

PORTS 380cSt 180cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 206 ↑ (+2) 263 ↑ (+13) 286 ↑ (+12)
Singapore 210 ↑ (+3) 276 ↑ (+11) 296 ↑ (+6)
Fujairah 193 ↑ (+5) 300 ↑ (+21) 375 ↑ (+7)
Copenhagen 203 → (+0) 268 ↑ (+3) 318 ↑ (+10)
Gothenburg 200 → (+0) 265 ↑ (+3) 315 ↑ (+10)
St. Petersburg 160 ↓ (-7) 230 ↑ (+15) 270 ↓ (-5)
Tallinn 216 ↑ (+2) 268 ↑ (+2) 336 ↑ (+12)
Gibraltar 232 ↑ (+5) 278 ↑ (+3) 322 ↑ (+7)
Pireaus 223 ↑ (+5) 277 ↑ (+3) 291 ↑ (+7)
Istanbul 270 ↑ (+5) 325 ↑ (+10)
Houston 204 ↑ (+4) 248 ↓ (-2) 303 ↑ (+3)
Panama Canal 247 ↑ (+4) 267 ↓ (-8) 332 ↑ (+4)
Santos 264 → (+0) 264 → (+0) 376 ↑ (+10)
Buenos Aires 300 → (+0) 460 → (+0)
Hamburg 220 ↑ (+22) 274 ↑ (+19) 312 ↑ (+12)
Riga 212 ↑ (+2) 266 ↑ (+12) 335 ↑ (+12)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 208 ↑ (+2) 265 ↑ (+13) 288 ↑ (+12)
New York 235 ↑ (+10) 290 ↑ (+9) 320 → (+0)
Philadelphia 238 ↑ (+10) 295 ↑ (+9) 325 → (+0)
Hong Kong 225 ↑ (+2) 288 ↑ (+2) 293 ↓ (-5)
Genoa 253 ↑ (+28) 291 ↓ (-7) 348 ↑ (+11)
Augusta 261 ↑ (+20) 282 ↓ (-7) 329 ↑ (+2)
Rio de Janeiro 289 ↑ (+6) 289 ↑ (+6) 336 ↑ (+1)
Bremerhaven 217 ↑ (+22) 274 ↑ (+19) 325 → (+0)
Paranagua 294 ↑ (+6) 294 ↑ (+6) 399 ↑ (+1)
Rio Grande 294 ↑ (+6) 294 ↑ (+6) 400 ↑ (+1)
Recife
Salvador 302 ↑ (+6) 302 ↑ (+6) 381 ↑ (+1)
Fortaleza 280 ↑ (+6) 280 ↑ (+6) 389 ↑ (+1)
Fremantle 440 → (+0) 480 → (+0)
Belem 323 ↑ (+6) 323 ↑ (+6) 413 ↑ (+1)
Tubarao 289 ↑ (+6) 289 ↑ (+6) 389 ↑ (+1)
Curacao 544 → (+0) 589 ↑ (+10)
New Orleans 237 ↑ (+2) 265 ↑ (+5) 290 ↑ (+10)
Manaus 303 ↑ (+6) 303 ↑ (+6) 377 ↑ (+1)
Niteroi 289 → (+0) 289 → (+0) 340 ↑ (+4)
Praia Mole 289 ↑ (+6) 289 ↑ (+6) 389 ↑ (+1)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 323 ↑ (+6) 323 ↑ (+6) 413 ↑ (+1)
Vitoria 289 ↑ (+6) 289 ↑ (+6) 389 ↑ (+1)
Itaqui (XP) 326 ↑ (+6) 326 ↑ (+6) 407 ↑ (+1)
Miami 256 ↑ (+4) 362 ↑ (+3)

Maximum Size

In metres
Max. LOA No limit 
Max. breadth 42.0 m
Max. draft 14.0 m *

 

* Vessels with a draft of 12.5 m can enter the port at any time, higher draft depends on the tide.

 

The maximum dimensions mentioned above do not necessarily apply to all berths, quays or areas within the port.