PART 2Licences

Licences

4.—(1) The Secretary of State may, in accordance with the North Korea Regulation, by licence authorise an activity which would otherwise be prohibited by a listed provision.

(2) The prohibitions in the relevant listed provision do not apply to anything done under the authority of a licence under paragraph (1).

(3) In this article, “listed provision” means any of the following provisions of the North Korea Regulation, Articles 3(1), 5, 7(1), 10(1), 11, 12, 13, 15, 16a, 16b, 16c, 16d, 16f, 16h and 18.

(4) A licence must specify the acts authorised by it and may be—

(a)general or granted to a category of persons or to a particular person;

(b)subject to conditions;

(c)of indefinite duration or subject to an expiry date.

(5) The Secretary of State may vary, suspend or revoke a licence at any time.

(6) On the grant, variation, suspension or revocation of a licence, the Secretary of State must—

(a)in the case of a licence granted to a particular person, give written notice of its grant, variation, suspension or revocation to that person;

(b)in the case of a general licence or a licence granted to a category of persons, take such steps as the Secretary of State considers appropriate to publicise the grant, variation, suspension or revocation of the licence.

(7) A person commits an offence who, for the purposes of obtaining a licence—

(a)makes any statement or provides any document or information which the person knows to be false in a material respect, or

(b)recklessly makes any statement or provides any document or information which is false in a material respect.

(8) A licence granted in the circumstances referred to in paragraph (7) is void from the time at which it was granted.

(9) A person who purports to act under the authority of a licence but who fails to comply with any condition included in the licence commits an offence.