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The Venezuela (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2018

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1.—(1) An authorised officer may request a person in or resident in the Territory, or a relevant person, to provide any information or produce any document or goods in the person’s possession or control which the officer may require for the purpose of—

(a)securing compliance with, or detecting evasion of, this Order,

(b)obtaining evidence of the commission of an offence under this Order,

(c)establishing the nature and amount or quantity of any funds or economic resources owned, held or controlled by a designated person,

(d)establishing the nature of any financial transactions entered into by a designated person, or

(e)cooperating with any international investigation in accordance with article 6(1).

(2) When exercising the power in sub-paragraph (1), an authorised officer may—

(a)take copies of or extracts from any document so produced,

(b)request a person producing a document to give an explanation of it, and

(c)where that person is a body corporate, request a person who is a present or past officer or employee of the body corporate to give such an explanation.

(3) A person to whom a request is made must comply with it within such time and in such manner as may be specified in the request.

(4) Any power under this Schedule to require the provision of information, or production for inspection of a document or goods, includes a power to specify the form in which the information or document should be given, and the period within which the information, document or goods should be provided or produced for inspection.

(5) Nothing in this paragraph is to be taken to require a person who has acted as counsel or solicitor for a person to disclose any privileged information or document in the person’s possession in that capacity.

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