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Financial Sanctions: Syria

Friday, 30 January 2015

This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Syria.

Annex II to Council Regulation (EC) No 36/2012 has been amended with effect from 27 January 2015, following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/108.

The reason for designating the four entries has been changed.

AMENDMENTS

Deleted information appears in square brackets [ ].  Additional information appears in italics.

Individuals

HAMCHO, Mohammed [Mohamed]

DOB:  20/05/1966

Passport Details: 002954347

Other Information:  Prominent Syrian businessman, owner of Hamcho International, close to key figures of the Syrian regime, including President Bashar al-Assad and Maher al-Assad.  Since March 2014, he has held the position of Chairman for China of the Bilateral Business Councils.  Originally listed on 24/05/2011.  [Associate of Maher Al-Assad.  Syrian businessman and local agent for several foreign companies.]

Group ID:  11933

JABIR, Ayman

POB:  Latakia

a.k.a.:  JABER, Aiman  [Ayman]

Other Information: Prominent Syrian businessman, close to key figures of the Syrian regime such as Maher al-Assad and Rami Makhlouf.  He has also provided support to the regime by facilitating the importation of oil from Overseas Petroleum Trading to Syria through his company El Jazireh.  Originally listed on 02/08/2011.  [Associate of Mahir al-Assad for the Shabiha militia.  Directly involved in coordination of Shabiha militia groups.  Also provides financial support to the regime.]

Group ID:  12023

QADDUR, Khalid

a.k.a.:

  1. KADDOUR, Khaled
  2. KADDOUR, Khalid
  3. QADDOUR, Khaled
  4. QADDOUR, Khalid
  5. QADDUR, Khaled
  6. QADOUR, Khaled
  7. QADOUR, Khalid

Other Information:  Prominent Syrian businessman, close to Maher al-Assad, a key figure of the Syrian regime.  Originally listed on 24/06/2011.  [Business associate of Maher al-Assad.]

Group ID:  12015

Entities

HAMCHO INTERNATIONAL

a.k.a.:  Hamsho International Group

Address:  Baghdad Street, PO Box 8254, Damascus

Other Information:  Tel 963 112316675.  Fax 963 112318875.  Website www.hamshointl.com.  Email info@hamshointl.com and hamshogroup@yahoo.comHamcho International is a large Syrian holding company owned by Mohammed Hamcho.  Originally listed on 24/06/2011.  [Controlled by Mohammad Hamcho or Hamsho.]

Group ID:  12019

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 individuals and 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.  Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated persons or entity, they are not required to report these details again.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Syria and links to the Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government web site.

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