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SMB: Sanctions Update

12 Sep 2022 11:41 | Anonymous

Ukraine Regime

·        Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1501 of 9 September 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.235.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A235%3ATOC

On 09 September 2022, The Council of the European Union decided to amend Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 and deleted the following entries from Annex A and B:

1.

Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych;

3.

Viktor Pavlovych Pshonka;

7.

Oleksandr Viktorovych Yanukovych;

9.

Artem Viktorovych Pshonka;

·        Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1507 of 9 September 2022 amending Decision 2014/119/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.235.01.0032.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A235%3ATOC

On 9 September, the Council of The European Union amended Decision 2014/119/CFSP. The restrictive measures have been extended up until 06 March 2023.

The following entries were deleted accordingly from Section A and B of the Council Decision:

1.

Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych;

3.

Viktor Pavlovych Pshonka;

7.

Oleksandr Viktorovych Yanukovych;

9.

Artem Viktorovych Pshonka;

Libya Regime

·        Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1502 of 9 September 2022 implementing Article 21(5) of Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1509 of 9 September 2022 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.235.01.0004.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A235%3ATOC

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.235.01.0035.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A235%3ATOC

On 09 September 2022, the Council of the European Union amended Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2016/44 and Annex I and Annex III to Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333, entry 6 is replaced by the following:

‘6.

Name: 1: ABU 2: ZAYD 3: UMAR 4: DORDA

Title: na Designation: a) Director, External Security Organisation. b) Head of external intelligence agency. DOB:4 Apr. 1944POB: Alrhaybat Good quality a.k.a.: a) Dorda Abuzed OE b) Abu Zayd Umar Hmeid Dorda Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: na Passport no: Libya number FK117RK0, issued on 25 Nov. 2018, issued in Tripoli (Date of expiration: 24 Nov 2026) National identification no: na Address: Libya (Believed status/location: deceased) Listed on:26 Feb. 2011 (amended on 27 Jun. 2014, 1 Apr. 2016, 25 Feb. 2020, 18 Jul. 2022) Other information: Listed pursuant to paragraph 15 of resolution 1970 (Travel Ban). Listed on 17 March 2011 pursuant to paragraph 17 of resolution 1970 (Asset Freeze).’

For further information please consult the above links.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Regime

·        Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1503 of 9 September 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1510 of 9 September 2022 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/849 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.235.01.0006.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A235%3ATOC

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.235.01.0037.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A235%3ATOC

On 26 July 2022, the United Nations Security Council (‘UNSC’) Committee established pursuant to UNSC Resolution 1718 (2006) updated the information relating to 20 persons and 24 entities subject to restrictive measures. On 09 September 2022, the Council of the European Union amended Annex XIII to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 and Annex I to Decision (CFSP) 2016/849 accordingly.

For further information please consult the above links.

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Please be reminded that all EU/UN sanctions are directly applicable under Maltese law under the National Interest (Enabling Powers) Act, cap 365 of the Laws of Malta as linked hereunder:

http://www.justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lom&itemid=8835&l=1

Should any of your clients be a person or entity who is listed under UN/EU or national sanctions or who is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by a listed person or entity, the freezing measures mentioned under article 17 of the Act apply.

The Sanctions Monitoring Board is to be informed immediately of the actions that have been taken in relation to the assets of such listed persons. 

The Sanctions Monitoring Board may be contacted on sanctions.mfea@gov.mt on any issue relating to sanctions.

Please find below links to the:

EU Financial Sanctions Database

Consolidated UN Sanctions List

EU Sanctions Map

Sanctions Monitoring Board


               

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