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Terrorism lists

The Ordinance on Measures against Persons and Organisations with ties to Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida Group or the Taliban, which is based on the Embargo Act, implements the measures agreed in various UN Security Council resolutions issued since 1999. The individuals and groups affected by the measures are listed in Annex 2 to this Ordinance, which is based on decisions made by the UN Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee in line with UN Resolution 1267. In addition to other sanctions, the Ordinance also imposes a duty to notify the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) about the financial assets of individuals, legal entities, organisations or groups affected and freeze any assets transferred or held in Switzerland belonging to them. Notifying SECO does not release a financial intermediary from the duty to notify the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland under Article 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA).

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