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Foreign Trade and Payments Act
(Außenwirtschaftsgesetz - AWG)

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Translation provided by the Language Service of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 1 des Gesetzes vom 23. Mai 2022 (BGBl. I S. 754)
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Part 1
Legal transactions and actions
Section 1Principles
Section 2Definitions
Section 3Branches and permanent establishments
Section 4Restrictions and obligations to act to protect public security and external interests
Section 5Subject of restrictions
Section 6Individual intervention
Section 7Individual intervention in maritime transport beyond the German territorial sea
Section 8Issuing of licences
Section 9Issuing of certificates
Section 9aPowers to trace money and economic assets
Section 9bMeasures to freeze money and economic assets
Section 9cModalities of freezing
Section 9dProcessing of personal data in the tracing and freezing of money and economic assets
Part 2
Supplementary provisions
Section 10Deutsche Bundesbank
Section 11Procedural and reporting provisions
Section 12Issuing of ordinances
Section 13Responsibilities for the issuing of administrative acts and for the receipt of reports
Section 14Administrative acts
Section 14aDeadlines for restrictions and obligations to act in the case of the acquisition of domestic companies
Section 15Nullity
Section 16Judgement and compulsory enforcement
Part 3
Provisions on penalties, fines and surveillance
Section 17Provisions on penalties
Section 18Provisions on penalties
Section 19Provisions on fines
Section 20Confiscation and extended forfeiture
Section 21Tasks and powers of the customs authorities
Section 22Criminal and fine proceedings
Section 23General duty to provide information
Section 23aObligations to notify
Section 24Transmission of information
Section 25Automated retrieval procedure
Section 26Transmission of personal data from criminal proceedings
Section 27Surveillance of freight, postal and passenger traffic
Section 28Costs
Part 4
Final provisions
Section 29Promulgation of ordinances
Section 30Application of directly applicable provisions of the European Union
Section 31Transitional provisions
Section 32Evaluation of the changes resulting from the First Act Amending the Foreign Trade and Payments Act and Other Acts