The Al-Qaida regime under EU Council Regulation 881/2002 as amended is implemented in the Bailiwick by the Al-Qaida (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2013, the Al-Qaida (Restrictive Measures) (Alderney) Ordinance, 2013, and the Al-Qaida (Restrictive Measures) (Sark) Ordinance, 2013.
EU Council Regulation 2015/64 further amends the 2002 Regulation by making changes to the list of persons, groups and entities covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources under the 2002 Regulation. Two persons have been removed from the list and seven entries on the list have been amended. These changes have automatic effect in the Bailiwick.
MEASURES WHICH SHOULD BE TAKEN
All businesses must familiarise themselves with the changes to, and the restrictive measures in, the legislation referred to above.
All businesses must check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise have any kind of relationship with any natural or legal person, entity, body or group designated under the legislation and treat any accounts, funds or economic resources belonging to, owned, held or controlled by a designated person, entity, body or group 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, body or group unless the Policy Council has made a determination in relation to the limited circumstances specified in article 2a of the 2002 Regulation.
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 [email protected] with the subject line “Al-Qaida sanctions”.
Further information on the effect of asset freezes and related issues is available on the States of Guernsey website at http://www.gov.gg/sanctions