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Autonomous Sanctions Bill

The Bill introduced on May 10 extends the range of sanctions the Government can use to influence the behaviour of a foreign individual, entity, or regime responsible for a situation of international concern. The sanctions currently available are considered inadequate and inflexible and not in line with NZs security partners. The Bill also increases the penalties for breaches of sanctions. First reading completed on August 15, 2017 and referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee. Bill Discharged by incoming Labour govt in 2018 Autonomous Sanctions Bill