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Sanctions Notice Syria December 2015

Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012, as implemented in the Bailiwick by the Syria (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012, the Syria (Restrictive Measures)(Alderney) Ordinance, 2012 and the Syria (Restrictive Measures)(Sark) Ordinance, 2012, has been amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2350.

The Implementing Regulation is available here: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_331_R_0001&from=EN

The effect of the amendments, which are automatically effective in the Bailiwick, is to remove one individual and two entities from the list of persons subject to an asset freeze and related financial prohibitions.

MEASURES WHICH SHOULD BE TAKEN

All businesses must check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise have any kind of relationship with any natural or legal person, entity or body designated under the legislation and treat any accounts, funds or economic resources belonging to, owned, held or controlled by a designated person, entity or body as frozen with immediate effect if this is not already the case. Businesses must report any findings to the Policy Council immediately. Businesses must also refrain from making any funds or economic resources available directly or indirectly to or for the benefit of any designated person, entity or body other than in respect of transactions that come within a permitted derogation and have been authorised by the Policy Council.

The information referred to above is required by the Policy Council in the exercise of its powers under the Schedule to each of the Ordinances listed above.

Any information or queries should be sent to sanctions@gov.gg with the subject line "Syria".