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UN, SECO add South East Asia ISIL to counter terror sanctions


30 January 2023 

Financial sanction 


Updated sanctions report

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has amended Annex 2 to the Ordinance of 2. October 2000 on measures against persons and organizations related to Usama bin Laden, the group “Al-Qaeda” or the Taliban (RS 946.203).

By decision of 27. On January 1, 2023, the competent UN Sanction Committee amended the list of persons, companies and entities sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. SECO therefore has on the 30th. January 2023 adapted the sanction database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and publishes the adjustment on its website.

In accordance with the provisions of the regulation, financial intermediaries are invited to implement the prohibitions, block the assets of the sanctioned persons and report the affected business relationships to SECO. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from making additional clarifications in accordance with Art. 6 AMLA in the event of suspicion and, if he cannot eliminate them, immediately report to the Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Art. 9 AMLA.

FINMA Notice

And the update from SECO:

And the new designation from the United Nations ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee:

QDe.169 Name: Islamic State In Iraq And the Levant In South-East Asia (ISIL-SEA, ISIL-South East Asia)
Name (original script): na
A.k.a.: a) Islamic State East Asia Division b) Dawlatul Islamiyah Waliyatul Mashriq F.k.a.: na Address: na Listed on: 27 Jan. 2022 Other information: Formed in June 2016 upon announcement by now-deceased Isnilon Hapilon (QDi.204). Associated with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115). INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link:


FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

United Nations Press Release

Categories: Al-Qaida & ISIL (Da'esh) Sanctions ISIS/ISIL/Da'esh Sanctions Lists SECO Updates Terrorism UN Updates


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