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SECO removes 2 from Guinea-Bissau sanctions

25 August 2021 International sanction 2021

Updated sanction notification 

The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) has published an amendment to Annex 2 of the Ordinance of June 1, 2012 on Measures against Guinea-Bissau (SR 946.231.138.3).By resolution of August 23, 2021, the responsible UN sanctions committee changed the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. The EAER therefore adapted the SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management) sanctions database, which is relevant for Switzerland, on August 24, 2021 and published the adaptation on its website .The financial intermediaries are requested to block the relevant assets immediately and to report such business relationships to the EAER in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance. Reporting to the EAER does not release a financial intermediary from reporting to the Money Laundering Reporting Office immediately in accordance with Art. 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act if the requirements are met.

Swiss officials have removed the following 2 persons:

SSID: 60-7803 Name: Na Tchongo Bion
Title: Commander (Navy) DOB: 8 Apr 1961 Good quality a.k.a.: Nan Tchongo Nationality: Guinea-Bissau Identification document: Diplomatic passport No. DA0001565, Guinea- Bissau, Date of issue: 1 Dec 2005, Place of issue: Guinea-Bissau, Expiry date: 30 Nov 2008 Justification: Member of the "Military Command" which has assumed responsibility for the coup d'état of 12 April 2012. Other information: Parentage: Cunha Nan Tchongo and Bucha Natcham, Official function: Chief of the Naval Intelligence. Modifications: De-listed on 24 Aug 2021

SSID: 60-7822 Name: Sunsai Paulo
Title: Captain Nationality: Guinea-Bissau
Justification: Member of the "Military Command" which has assumed responsibility for the coup d'état of 12 April 2012. Other information: Official function: Assistant to the North Region Military Commander. Modifications: De-listed on 24 Aug 2021

from their sanctions on Guinea-Bissau.

Links:

FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

Categories: Guinea-Bissau Sanctions Sanctions Lists SECO Updates

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