The Conflict Minerals (Compliance) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Cited as:SI 2021/145
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved

2021No. 145


The Conflict Minerals (Compliance) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021


Laid before Parliament15thFebruary2021

Coming into force8thMarch2021

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8C(1)(a) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018( 1), makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Conflict Minerals (Compliance) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 and come into force on 8th March 2021.

(2) These Regulations extend to Northern Ireland only.

Amendments to the Conflict Minerals (Compliance) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

2. The Conflict Minerals (Compliance) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020( 2) are amended as set out in regulations 3 to 7.

3. In regulation 8 (power to require the production of information), for “person”, in each place it occurs, substitute “Union importer”.

4. In regulation 11(c)—

(a) for “any person to provide” substitute “the provision of”;

(b) for “Secretary of State”, in the first place it occurs, substitute “inspector”.

5. In regulation 12(b), after “Secretary of State” insert “(or the inspector, as the case may be)”.

6. In regulation 15 (imposition of civil sanctions)—

(a) the existing text becomes paragraph (1);

(b) after that paragraph insert—

“(2) In paragraph (1), “the Secretary of State” means the Secretary of State or an inspector authorised under regulation 9 to exercise the powers under regulations 10 and 11.”

7. In the Schedule—

(a) in the following provisions—

(i) paragraph 1(2) and (3),

(ii) paragraph 2(1)(c) and (2),

(iii) (aa) paragraph 3(2), in the first place that it occurs, and

(bb) paragraph 3(3) and (4),

(iv) paragraph 4(4), (5), (8)(b) and (10),

(v) paragraph 5(2), and

(vi) paragraph 6(2),

for “paragraph” substitute “sub-paragraph”;

(b) in paragraph 3(2)(e), for “appeal under paragraph (3)” substitute “apply for a review of the compliance notice under sub-paragraph (3)”;

(c) in paragraph 4(8)(a), for “paragraph 4(1)” substitute “sub-paragraph (1)”;

(d) in paragraph 6(4), for “paragraph 6(1)” substitute “sub-paragraph (1)”.

10th February 2021


Minister of State

Foreign and Commonwealth and Development Office


(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations are made under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16)to amend the...

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