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Jersey Government Afghanistan sanction guidance

01/09/2021

The context in Afghanistan is changing. There remains uncertainty over the form of a future government, but the Taliban has a number of sanctioned individuals in positions of authority within the organisation. External Relations reminds businesses that UN sanctions are already in place against individuals and entities associated with the Taliban.

Given this heightened risk context, those engaging or considering engaging in any financial activity in relation to Afghanistan should:

  • Consider conducting enhanced due diligence including in respect of entities that may be owned or controlled by designated persons

  • Check the UK consolidated list and consider seeking independent legal advice before undertaking any activity

Please note that members of the Taliban are listed under the UN Afghanistan regime. Individuals and entities with links to the Afghan Taliban are also listed under the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions regime. Both these regimes are implemented in Jersey under the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 and the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of External Sanctions) (Jersey) Order 2021.

Guidance on sanctions, including regime specific guidance is published on the Jersey Financial Services Commission website.

If you have any questions about this notification, contact sanctions@gov.je

https://www.gov.je/gazette/Pages/AfghanistanGuidance.aspx

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