The European Commission has amended Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002 ('the 2002 Regulation') with effect from 12 December 2012.
Annex I to the 2002 Regulation lists the persons, groups and entities covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources under that Regulation.
The amendment reflects the decision made on 5 December 2012 by the United Nations Sanctions Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) to add 1 entity to the UN Al-Qaida list.
The entity whose name has been added to Annex I is now subject to the asset freeze imposed by the 2002 Regulation.
MOUVEMENT POUR L'UNIFICATION ET LE JIHAD EN AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST (MUJAO)
Other Information: UN Ref QE.M.134.12. Associated with The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and Mokhtar Belmokhtar. Active in the Sahel/Sahara region.
Group ID: 12829
Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated entity. If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must report their findings to the Sanctions Officer at the Customs and Excise Division of the Treasury:
P.O. Box 6
Isle of Man
+44 1624 648100
Further details of the sanctions regime related to Al-Qaida and links to the Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to other financial regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.