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TERRORISM AND TERRORIST FINANCING

The list of persons subject to restrictive measures under Council Regulation 2580/2001 (the EU Regulation) has been amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/965. The effect of the amendment is to remove one entity from the list.

The Implementing Regulation is available here:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/965

Persons who are listed for the purposes of the EU Regulation are also automatically Designated Persons for the purposes of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2011, and any deletions from the list are automatically effective under the Law.

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 as frozen with immediate effect if this is not already the case. Businesses 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 or for the benefit of any Designated Person other than in respect of transactions that have been authorised 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 section 18 of the Terrorist Asset Freezing Law.

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

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.