Guidelines & Circulars
Our Ref: B10/1C
27 March 2006
The Chief Executive
All authorized institutions
United Nations Sanctions (Côte d'Ivoire)
Regulation 2006 and
List of names for suspicious account reporting
I am writing to inform you of the latest developments in the following areas:
United Nations Sanctions (Côte d'Ivoire) Regulation 2006
In Hong Kong, a new piece of legislation - United Nations Sanctions (Côte d'Ivoire) Regulation 2006 ("the Regulation") - has recently been made under the United Nations Sanctions Ordinance. Pursuant to section 37 of the Regulation, a list of "relevant persons and entities" has been specified for the purposes of paragraph 11 of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1572. The Regulation and the list of relevant persons and entities were published in the Gazette (L.N. 59 of 2006 and G.N. 1907) on 17 and 24 March 2006 respectively.
List of names for suspicious account reporting - Government Gazette
Meanwhile, under the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, an updated list of terrorists and terrorist associates designated by the United Nations Security Council Committee was published in the Gazette (G.N. 1096) on 24 February 2006. As compared to the list attached to my previous letter of 3 January 2006, the changes are highlighted at Annex.
The list of relevant persons and entities and the list of terrorists and terrorist associates lately published in the Gazette are available on the Government's website (http://www.info.gov.hk/eindex.htm). Copies of the lists in MS Word format are also attached to facilitate updating of the information in your electronic database.
You are reminded to check the names contained in the above-mentioned lists against your records and report any transactions or relationships you have or have had with the named individuals or entities to the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit and the HKMA. You are also reminded to browse the above website regularly for the latest information.
William A. Ryback
Deputy Chief Executive