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March 20, 2023: SECO, UN amend a raft of counter terror sanctions designations


20 March 2023 

Financial sanction


Updated sanction notification

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published an amendment to the ordinance of October 2, 2000 on measures against persons and organizations with connections to Usama bin Laden, the “Al-Qaïda” group or the Taliban (SR 946.203).

With the decision of March 15, 2023, the responsible UN sanctions committee changed the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. Therefore, on 17 March 2023, the sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, was adjusted and the adjustment published on its website .

In accordance with the provisions of the ordinance, the financial intermediaries are required to implement the bans, to freeze the assets of the sanctioned persons and to report the affected business relationships to SECO. The report to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from carrying out additional investigations in accordance with Art. 6 AMLA in the event of suspicions and, if they cannot clear them up, from immediately reporting to the money laundering reporting office in accordance with Art. 9 AMLA.

FINMA Notice

SECO’s update:

and the press release from the United Nations ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee:

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Amends 102 Entries on Its Sanctions List

On 15 March 2023, the entries below on the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2610 (2021) were amended following the 2021 Annual Review conducted in accordance with paragraphs 90 and 91 of resolution 2610 (2021).

The following technical amendments were implemented on all the entries below:  in the field “Other information”, text was added as follows:  Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2610 (2021) was concluded on 8 November 2022.


1. QDi.001

35. QDi.232

69. QDi.403

2. QDi.002

36. QDi.236

70. QDi.404

3. QDi.009

37. QDi.238

71. QDi.405

4. QDi.017

38. QDi.249

72. QDi.406

5. QDi.018

39. QDi.264

73. QDi.407

6. QDi.019

40. QDi.265

74. QDi.408

7. QDi.054

41. QDi.266

75. QDi.409

8. QDi.055

42. QDi.271

76. QDi.410

9. QDi.056

43. QDi.272

77. QDi.415

10. QDi.058

44. QDi.273

78. QDi.424

11. QDi.075

45. QDi.276

79. QDe.003

12. QDi.087

46. QDi.277

80. QDe.012

13. QDi.114

47. QDi.283

81. QDe.015

14. QDi.119

48. QDi.289

82. QDe.021

15. QDi.122

49. QDi.291

83. QDe.100

16. QDi.123

50. QDi.296

84. QDe.104

17. QDi.124

51. QDi.308

85. QDe.105

18. QDi.129

52. QDi.309

86. QDe.106

19. QDi.136

53. QDi.312

87. QDe.108

20. QDi.142

54. QDi.313

88. QDe.109

21. QDi.144

55. QDi.314

89. QDe.110

22. QDi.147

56. QDi.315

90. QDe.111

23. QDi.156

57. QDi.316

91. QDe.112

24. QDi.186

58. QDi.317

92. QDe.113

25. QDi.188

59. QDi.318

93. QDe.114

26. QDi.196

60. QDi.319

94. QDe.116

27. QDi.203

61. QDi.320

95. QDe.121

28. QDi.204

62. QDi.335

96. QDe.135

29. QDi.216

63. QDi.361

97. QDe.136

30. QDi.218

64. QDi.374

98. QDe.152

31. QDi.223

65. QDi.380

99. QDe.153

32. QDi.228

66. QDi.392

100. QDe.154

33. QDi.229

67. QDi.399

101. QDe.155

34. QDi.231

68. QDi.400

102. QDe.156

The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List is updated regularly on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and international and regional organizations. An updated List is accessible on the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee’s website at the following URL:

The United Nations Security Council Consolidated List is also updated following all changes made to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List. An updated version of the Consolidated List is accessible via the following URL:

United Nations Press Release


FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

UN Press Release

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


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