19 December 2022
Updated sanction notification
The Federal Council on the 16th. December 2022, forced measures in connection with the ongoing crisis and the ongoing and destabilizing crime by armed gangs in Haiti (Ordinance on Measures concerning Haiti of 16. December 2022, SR 9184.108.40.206).
With the on the 21st Resolution 2653 (2022), unanimously adopted on October 10, 2022, the UN Security Council had ordered the blocking of assets, a ban on entry and transit, and a targeted arms embargo on natural persons, companies or organizations that threaten Haiti’s peace, security or stability through their actions. By the ordinance of 16. December 2022, the Federal Council will adopt the binding provisions of Resolution 2653 (2022).FINMA Notice
The changes are on the 16th. December 2022 at 6 p.m.
In accordance with the provisions of the regulation, financial intermediaries are required to implement the prohibitions, block the assets of the sanctioned persons and report the business relationships concerned to SECO. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from making additional clarifications in the event of suspicions in accordance with Art. 6 AMLA and, if he cannot dispel them, to report them immediately to the Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Art. 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
Editor’s Note: There is no link to a Haiti sanctions program page… guess it will come out eventually with the designations mandated by the UN Security Council