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AFGHANISTAN

Please be advised that the United Nations Security Council has amended the details in respect of fourteen individuals ("the listed persons") on the list of persons maintained under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1988. All persons on the list are subject to restrictive measures which include targeted financial sanctions.

Further details are available here: 

https://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12510.doc.htm

The listed persons are  also on the list maintained by the European Union under Council Regulation (EU) No 753/2011, as implemented in the Bailiwick by the Afghanistan (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012, the Afghanistan (Restrictive Measures) (Alderney) Ordinance, 2012 and the Afghanistan (Restrictive Measures) (Sark) Ordinance, 2012.

 

MEASURES WHICH SHOULD BE TAKEN

Businesses must check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold any funds or economic resources for the listed persons or for any other person designated under the legislation listed above, and must treat any such accounts, funds or economic resources as frozen with immediate effect if this is not already the case. They must report any findings to the Policy and Resources Committee immediately. Businesses must also refrain from making any funds or economic resources available directly or indirectly to any listed person unless this is in connection with a transaction that comes within a permitted derogation as determined by the Policy and Resources Committee.

The information referred to above is required by the Policy and Resources Committee 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 "Afghanistan".

Further information on the effect of asset freezes and related issues including licences is available on the States of Guernsey website at https://gov.gg/sanctions