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Financial Sanctions: ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida

Friday, 28 July 2017

This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations.

Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 has been amended with effect from 27 July 2017, following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/1390. 

The amendment reflects the decisions made on 20 July 2017 by the United Nations Security Council to add 10 entries to the list to whom the freezing of funds and economic resources applies.

One entry has also been removed from the UK’s Consolidated List and is no longer subject to an asset freeze.

This EU amendment supersedes the notification given on 25 July 2017.

Details of the ammensment can be found in the attached Annex.

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 also 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 individual they are not required to report these details again.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence

Further details of the sanctions regime related to ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida  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 website.

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