AML-CFT Updates


September 7, 2021

Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Removes One Entry from Its Sanctions List

On 6 September 2021, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al‑Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities removed the entry below from the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al‑Qaida Sanctions List after concluding its consideration of the delisting request for this name submitted through the Office of the Ombudsperson established pursuant to Security Council resolution 1904 (2009), and of the Comprehensive Report of the Ombudsperson on this delisting request.

Therefore, the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2368 (2017), and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, no longer apply to the name set out below:

  1. Individuals

QDi.253 Name: 1: KHALIFA 2: MUHAMMAD 3: TURKI 4: AL-SUBAIY
Name (original script):  خليفة محمد تركي السبيعي
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 1 Jan. 1965 POB: Doha, Qatar Good quality a.k.a.: a) Khalifa Mohd Turki Alsubaie b) Khalifa Mohd Turki al-Subaie c) Khalifa Al-Subayi d) Khalifa Turki bin Muhammad bin al-Suaiy Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Mohammed al-Qatari b) Katrina Nationality: Qatar Passport no: a) Qatar number 1353275 (expiring 12 June 2022) b) Qatar number 00685868, issued on 5 Feb. 2006, issued in Doha (expired on 4 Feb. 2011) National identification no: Qatar 26563400140

The names of individuals and entities removed from the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al‑Qaida Sanctions List pursuant to a decision by the Committee may be found in the “Press Releases” section on the Committee’s website: https://www.un.org/press/en/content/security-council.   Other information about the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List may also be found on the Committee’s website at the following URL: www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list/procedures-for-delisting.

 

April 16, 2021

Please be advised that the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago has published in the Gazette, No. 52 of 2021, the Following Guidance Note: Guidance to Financial Institutions and Listed Businesses on Sanctioned Entities Pursuant to Orders Made under the Economic Sanctions Act Chap. 81:05.

For ease of access the Gazette Guidance Note can be accessed via the following link https://www.fiu.gov.tt/wp-content/uploads/Gazette-No.-52-of-2021.pdf.

 

April 12, 2021

FIUTT Bulletin – Update to the UNSCR ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List

Pursuant to section 22AA (2) (c) Anti-Terrorism Act, Chap 12:07 (‘the ATA’), which requires the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (‘the FIUTT’) to circulate a list of designated entities to Financial Institutions and Listed Businesses requesting information on whether these designated entities have funds in Trinidad and Tobago, you are asked to note as follows:

  1. The ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, pursuant to resolutions 1267, 1989 and 2253, via press release dated April 6, 2021 notified of the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough in the one (1) entry below on its 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 2368 (2017), and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. See the following link to the list of press releases >> https://www.un.org/press/en/2021/sc14473.doc.htm

Amended

Individuals

QDi.217 Name:  1: ABU BAKAR 2: BA’ASYIR 3: na 4: na
Title:  na  Designation:  na  DOB:  17 Aug. 1938  POB:  Jombang, East Java, Indonesia
Good quality a.k.a.:  a) Abu Bakar Baasyir born 17 Aug. 1938 in Jombang, East Java, Indonesia b) Abu Bakar Bashir born 17 Aug. 1938 in Jombang, East Java, Indonesia c) Abdus Samad d) Abdus Somad  Low quality a.k.a.:  na  Nationality:  Indonesia Passport no  a  National identification no:  na  Address:  Indonesia (in prison)  Listed on:  21 Apr. 2006 (amended on 14 Oct. 2015, 24 Nov. 2020, 6 Apr. 2021)  Other information:  Formed Jemmah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) (QDe.133) in 2008.  In 2010, arrested for incitement to commit terrorism and fundraising with respect to a training camp in Aceh, Indonesia and sentenced to 15 years in 2011.  Ba’asyir was released from prison on 8 January 2021 after serving his sentence in accordance with Indonesian laws and regulations.  Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 8 Jun. 2010.  Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 24 November 2020.

  1. The Sanctions List can be accessed via the FIU’s website (www.fiu.gov.tt) by navigating to the HOME PAGE> under the FEATURED SECTION> UN Security Council Committee Press Releases> or by clicking on the following link https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list; and
  2. Be reminded of your reporting obligations relative to reporting terrorist funds and terrorist property to the FIUTT in accordance with sections 22C (1), 22C (3), 33 (1) and 33 (3) of the ATA.

Please be guided accordingly.

 

April 12, 2021

FIUTT Notice to Compliance Officers

Please be advised the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (‘the FIUTT’) has published Notice to Financial Institutions and Listed Business for Unfreezing Terrorist Funds (CL/01/2021 and CL/02/2021)  with the updated Trinidad and Tobago Consolidated List of Court Orders as at February 24, 2021.

You are advised to consult the FIUTT’s Notice along with the updated Trinidad and Tobago Consolidated List of Court Orders pursuant to section 22B(3) Anti-Terrorism Act, Chap. 12:07 (“the ATA”) which can be accessed via the FIU’s website (www.fiu.gov.tt).  To view the documents on the website please navigate Home page > About Us tab > FIU Publications page > Notices and High Court Orders where you can access the following:

  1. Updated Notice to Unfreeze Terrorist Funds – You can access Notice (CL/01/2021 and CL/02/2021) to Financial Institutions and Listed Businesses for Unfreezing Terrorist Funds.  To access the notice you can also click on the following link >> https://www.fiu.gov.tt/about-us/publications/notices-and-high-court-orders-for-freezing-terrorist-funds/notice-to-freeze-terrorist-funds/; and
  2. Updated T&T Consolidated list of High Court Orders – You can access the Trinidad and Tobago Consolidated List of Court Orders updated as at February 24, 2021.  The Order of the High Court of Justice of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago declares that the orders dated November 24, 2016 have been revoked for the following persons
  1. EMRAH also known as ERDOGAN also known as IMRAAN AL-KURDY also known as IMRAAN also known as IMRAN also known as IMRAN IBN HASSAN also known as SALAHADDIN EL KURDY also known as SALAH ALDIN also known as SULAIMAN also known as ISMATOLLAH also known as ISMATULLAH also known as ISMATULLAH AL KURDY and
  2. SAID also known as BEN ABDELHAKIM also known as BEN OMAR also known as AL-CHERIF also known as Cherif Said also known as Binhamoda Hokri also known as Hcrif Ataf also known as Bin Homoda Chokri also known as Atef Cherif also known as Sherif Ataf also known as Ataf Cherif Said Djallal also known as Youcef also known as Abou Salman also known as Said Tmimi have been revoked.

To access the updated list, you can also click on the following link >> https://www.fiu.gov.tt/about-us/publications/notices-and-high-court-orders-for-freezing-terrorist-funds/trinidad-and-tobago-consolidated-list-of-court-orders/.

Please be reminded of your reporting obligations set out under Sections 22AB, 22C(1), 22C(3), 33(1) and 33(3) of the ATA (the latter applicable ONLY to FIs) relative to reporting terrorist funds and terrorist property to the FIU.

Be guided accordingly.

 

 

March 23, 2021

FIUTT – Bulletin Update to the UNSCR ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List

Pursuant to section 22AA (2) (c) Anti-Terrorism Act, Chap 12:07 (‘the ATA’), which requires the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (‘the FIUTT’) to circulate a list of designated entities to Financial Institutions and Listed Businesses requesting information on whether these designated entities have funds in Trinidad and Tobago, you are asked to note as follows:

A. The ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, pursuant to resolutions 1267, 1989 and 2253, via press release dated March 23, 2021 notified of the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough in the eight (8) entries below on its 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 2368 (2017), and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. See the following link to the list of press releases >> https://www.un.org/press/en/2021/sc14473.doc.htm

Amended

Individuals

1.QDi.253 Name: 1: KHALIFA 2: MUHAMMAD 3: TURKI 4: AL-SUBAIY
Name (original script): خليفة محمد تركي السبيعي
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 1 Jan. 1965 POB: Doha, Qatar Good quality a.k.a.: a) Khalifa Mohd Turki Alsubaie b) Khalifa Mohd Turki al-Subaie c) Khalifa Al-Subayi d) Khalifa Turki bin Muhammad bin al-Suaiy Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Mohammed al-Qatari b) Katrina Nationality: Qatar Passport no: a) Qatar 1353275 (expiring 12 June 2022) b) Qatar number 00685868, issued on 5 Feb. 2006, issued in Doha (expiring on 4 Feb. 2011) National identification no: Qatar identification number 26563400140 Address: Al-Waab Doha, Qatar Listed on: 10 Oct. 2008 (amended on 25 Jan. 2010, 15 Nov. 2012, 19 Feb. 2015, 23 Mar. 2021) Other information: Qatar-based terrorist financier and facilitator who has provided financial support to, and acted on behalf of, the senior leadership of Al-Qaida (QDe.004), including moving recruits to Al-Qaida training camps in South Asia. In Jan. 2008, convicted in absentia by the Bahraini High Criminal Court for financing terrorism, undergoing terrorist training, facilitating the travel of others to receive terrorist training abroad, and for membership in a terrorist organization. Arrested in Qatar in Mar. 2008. Served his sentence in Qatar and has been released from detention. Mother’s name is Hamdah Ahmad Haidoos. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

2.  QDi.326 Name: 1: HAMID 2: HAMAD 3: HAMID 4: AL-‘ALI
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 17 Nov. 1960 POB: a) Kuwait b) Qatar Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Kuwait Passport no: a) Kuwait number 001714467 b) Kuwait number 101505554 National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 15 Aug. 2014 (amended on 23 Mar. 2021) Other information: A Kuwait-based financier, recruiter and facilitator for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115), and Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137). Associated with Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QDi.299) and Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani (QDi.317). INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

3. QDi.334 Name: 1: ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN 2: BIN ‘UMAYR 3: AL-NU’AYMI 4: na
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 1954 POB: Doha, Qatar Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Amir al-Na’imi b) ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Nu’aimi c) ‘Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Amir al-Nu’imi d) ‘Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Amir al-Nu’aymi e) ‘Abdallah Muhammad al-Nu’aymi f) ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Nua’ymi g) A. Rahman al-Naimi h) Abdelrahman Imer al Jaber al Naimeh i) A. Rahman Omair J Alnaimi j) Abdulrahman Omair al Neaimi Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Qatar Passport no: a) Qatar 01461558 (expiring 20 Jan. 2024) b) Qatari passport number 00868774 (expired on 27 Apr. 2014) National identification no: a) Qatar identification number 25463400086 b) Qatari Qatar identification number 25463401784 (expires on 6 Dec. 2019) Address: na Al-Waab, Qatar Listed on: 23 Sep. 2014 (amended on 15 Feb. 2017, 23 Mar. 2021) Other information: Financier and facilitator for Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115). INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

4. QDi.343 Name: 1: ASHRAF 2: MUHAMMAD 3: YUSUF 4: ‘UTHMAN ‘ABD AL-SALAM
Name (original script): اشرف محمد يوسف عثمان عبد السلام
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 1984 POB: Iraq Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ashraf Muhammad Yusif ‘Uthman ‘Abd-al-Salam b) Ashraf Muhammad Yusuf ‘Abd-al-Salam c) Ashraf Muhammad Yusif ‘Abd al-Salam Low quality a.k.a.: a) Khattab b) Ibn al-Khattab Nationality: Jordan Passport no: a) K048787, issued in Jordan b) 486298, issued in Jordan National identification no: na 28440000526, issued in Qatar Address: Syrian Arab Republic (located in as at Dec. 2014) Listed on: 23 Jan. 2015 (amended on 24 Nov. 2020, 23 Mar. 2021) Other information: A member of Al-Qaida (QDe.004) as of 2012 and a fighter in the Syrian Arab Republic since early 2014. Provided financial, material, and technological support for Al-Qaida, Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137) and Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) (QDe.115).Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 24 November 2020. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

5. QDi.344 Name: 1: IBRAHIM 2: ‘ISA HAJJI 3: MUHAMMAD 4: AL-BAKR
Name (original script): ابراهیم عیسی حاجي محمد البکر
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 12 Jul. 1977 POB: Qatar Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ibrahim ‘Issa Haji Muhammad al-Bakar b) Ibrahim ‘Isa Haji al-Bakr c) Ibrahim Issa Hijji Mohd Albaker d) Ibrahim Issa Hijji Muhammad al-Baker e) Ibrahim ‘Issa al-Bakar f) Ibrahim al-Bakr Low quality a.k.a.: Abu-Khalil Nationality: Qatar Passport no: Qatar 01016646, issued in Qatar (expired on 11 Jan. 2017) National identification no: na Qatar identification number 27763401255 Address: na Al Rayyan, Qatar Listed on: 23 Jan. 2015 (amended on 14 Nov. 2020, 24 Nov. 2020, 23 Mar. 2021) Other information: Facilitator who provides financial support for and financial services to and in support of Al-Qaida (QDe.004). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 24 November 2020. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

6. QDi.346 Name: 1: ‘ABD AL-MALIK 2: MUHAMMAD 3: YUSUF 4: ‘UTHMAN ‘ABD AL-SALAM
Name (original script): عبدالملك محمد يوسف عثمان عبد السلام
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 13 Jul. 1989 POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: ‘Abd al-Malik Muhammad Yusif ‘Abd-al-Salam Low quality a.k.a.: a) ‘Umar al‑Qatari b) ‘Umar al-Tayyar Nationality: Jordan Passport no: K475336, issued on 31 Aug. 2009, issued in Jordan (expired on 30 Aug. 2014) National identification no: na 28940000602, issued in Qatar Address: na Listed on: 23 Jan. 2015 (amended on 1 May 2019, 23 Mar. 2021) Other information: Facilitator who provides financial, material, and technological support for Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) was concluded on 21 Feb. 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

7. QDi.380 Name: 1: ABD AL-LATIF 2: BIN ABDALLAH 3: SALIH MUHAMMAD 4: AL-KAWARI
Name (original script): عبداللطیف بن عبدلله صالح محمد الكواري
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 28 Sep. 1973 POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abd-al-Latif Abdallah Salih al-Kawari b) Abd-al-Latif Abdallah Salih al-Kuwari c) Abd-al-Latif Abdallah al-Kawwari d) Abd-al-Latif Abdallah al-Kawari e) Abu Ali al-Kawari Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Qatar Passport no: a) Qatar number 01020802 b) Qatar number 00754833, issued on 20 May 2007 c) Qatar number 00490327, issued on 28 Jul. 2001 d) Qatar number 01538029 (expires 14 Mar. 2025) National identification no: Qatar 27363400684 Address: Al Kharaitiyat Al-Laqtah, Qatar Listed on: 21 Sep. 2015 (amended on 1 May 2019, 23 Mar. 2021) Other information: Qatar-based facilitator who provides financial services to, or in support of, Al-Qaida (QDe.004). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) was concluded on 21 Feb. 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

8. QDi.382 Name: 1: SA’D 2: BIN SA’D 3: MUHAMMAD SHARIYAN 4: AL-KA’BI
Name (original script): سعد بن سعد محمد شریان الكعبي
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 15 Feb. 1972 POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: a) Sa’d bin Sa’d Muhammad Shiryan al-Ka’bi b) Sa’d Sa’d Muhammad Shiryan al‑Ka’bi c) Sa’d al-Sharyan al-Ka’bi Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Haza’ b) Abu Hazza’ c) Umar al-Afghani d) Abu Sa’d e) Abu Suad Nationality: Qatar Passport no: Qatar number 00966737 (expired 16 Feb. 2016) National identification no: na Qatar number 27263401275   Address: na Umm Salal, Qatar Listed on: 21 Sep. 2015 (amended on 1 May 2019, 23 Mar. 2021) Other information: Qatar-based facilitator who provides financial services to, or in support of, Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) was concluded on 21 Feb. 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

B. The Sanctions List can be accessed via the FIU’s website (www.fiu.gov.tt) by navigating to the HOME PAGE> under the FEATURED SECTION> UN Security Council Committee Press Releases> or by clicking on the following link https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list; and

C. Be reminded of your reporting obligations relative to reporting terrorist funds and terrorist property to the FIUTT in accordance with sections 22C (1), 22C (3), 33 (1) and 33 (3) of the ATA.

 

2020

December:

FIUTT Notice to Compliance Officers

Please be advised the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (‘the FIUTT’) has published a Notice to Financial Institutions and Listed Business for Freezing Terrorist Funds (CL/10/2020) with the updated Trinidad and Tobago Consolidated List of Court Orders as at December 21, 2020.

You are advised to consult the FIUTT’s Notice along with the updated Trinidad and Tobago Consolidated List of Court Orders pursuant to section 22B(3) Anti-Terrorism Act, Chap. 12:07 (“the ATA”) which can be accessed via the FIU’s website (www.fiu.gov.tt). To view the documents on the website please navigate Home page > About Us tab > FIU Publications page > Notices and High Court Orders where you can access the following:

  • Updated Notice to Freeze Terrorist Funds – You can access Notice CL/10/2020 to Financial Institutions and Listed Businesses for Freezing Terrorist Funds.  To access the notice you can also click on the following link >> https://www.fiu.gov.tt/about-us/publications/notices-and-high-court-orders-for-freezing-terrorist-funds/notice-to-freeze-terrorist-funds/; and
  • Updated T&T Consolidated list of High Court Orders – You can access the Trinidad and Tobago Consolidated List of Court Orders updated as at December 18th 2020.  The Order of the High Court of Justice of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago declares that EMRAAN ALI also known as ABU JIHAD TNT, Date of Birth, July 4, 1967; Citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and Naturalised Citizen of the United States of America; Birth Certificate Pin No. 8918759000; Previous address #12 Rio Claro Mayaro Road, Ecclesville,  Rio Claro; currently detained as inmate number 10423-509 at FDC Miami, Federal Detention Center, P.O. Box 019120, Miami, Florida, 33101, United States of America is a listed entity for the purposes of the Anti-Terrorism Act, Chapter 12:07 (“the Act”).

To access the updated list, you can also click on the following link >> https://www.fiu.gov.tt/about-us/publications/notices-and-high-court-orders-for-freezing-terrorist-funds/trinidad-and-tobago-consolidated-list-of-court-orders/.

Please be reminded of your reporting obligations set out under Sections 22AB, 22C(1), 22C(3), 33(1) and 33(3) of the ATA (the latter applicable ONLY to FIs) relative to reporting terrorist funds and terrorist property to the FIU.

Please be guided accordingly.

 

May:

FIUTT Bulletin – Update of UN Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List _UN 1267/1989/2253

Pursuant to section 22AA (2) (c) Anti-Terrorism Act, Chap 12:07 (‘the ATA’), which requires the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (‘the FIU’) to circulate a list of designated entities to Financial Institutions and Listed Businesses requesting information on whether these designated entities have funds in Trinidad and Tobago, you are asked to note as follows:

  1. The ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, pursuant to resolutions 1267, 1989 and 2253, via press release dated May 21, 2020 notified of the addition of one entry on the Sanction List.  See the following link to the press release >> https://www.un.org/press/en/content/security-council/press-release

Addition

  1. Individuals

QDi.426 Name: 1: Amir 2: Muhammad Sa’id 3: Abdal-Rahman 4: al-Mawla
Name (original script): أمیر محمد سعید عبد الرحمن المولى
Title: na Designation: na DOB: a) 5 Oct. 1976 b) 1 Oct. 1976 POB: a) Tall’Afar, Iraq b) Mosul, Iraq Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi b) Hajji Abdallah c) Abu ‘Umar al-Turkmani d) Abdullah Qardash e) Abu ‘Abdullah Qardash f) al-Hajj Abdullah Qardash g) Hajji Abdullah Al-Afari h) `Abdul Amir Muhammad Sa’id Salbi i) Muhammad Sa’id `Abd-al-Rahman al-Mawla j) Amir Muhammad Sa’id ‘Abd-al-Rahman Muhammad al-Mula Low quality a.k.a.: a) Al-Ustadh b) Ustadh Ahmad Nationality: Iraq Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 21 May 2020 Other information: Leader of Islamic State in Iraq Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).

  1. The Sanctions List can be accessed via the FIU’s website (www.fiu.gov.tt) by navigating to the HOME PAGE> under the FEATURED SECTION> UN Security Council Committee Press Releases> or by clicking on the following link https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list; and
  2. Be reminded of your reporting obligations relative to reporting terrorist funds and terrorist property to the FIUTT in accordance with sections 22C (1), 22C (3), 33 (1) and 33 (3) of the ATA.

Be guided accordingly.

 


2019

December:

Amendment to Proceeds of Crime Act and the Financial Obligations Regulations by the Miscellaneous Provisions (Proceeds of Crime and Central Bank) Act, 2019.

Please note that the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Financial Obligations Regulations have been amended by the Miscellaneous Provisions (Proceeds of Crime and Central Bank) Act, 2019. The nature of these changes are as follows:

  1. Section 55(3C) of the Proceeds of Crime Act is amended by deleting the words “is ninety thousand dollars or such other amount as”.
  2. The Financial Obligations Regulations are amended—
    1. in regulation 11(1)—
  1. in paragraph (b) by deleting the words “ninety thousand dollars” and substituting the words “the amount prescribed by the Minister under section 55(3C) of the Act”;
  2. in paragraph (c) by deleting the words “ninety thousand dollars but together the total value is ninety thousand dollars or more ” and substituting the words “the amount prescribed by the Minister under section 55(3C) of the Act but together the total value is the amount prescribed by the Minister under section 55(3C) of the Act or more”; and
    1. in regulation 28 by deleting the words “ninety thousand dollars” and substituting the words “the amount prescribed by the Minister under section 55(3C) of the Act”.

Further, please note that by Legal Notice No. 356 of 2019 dated December 9, 2019, the Minister has prescribed that, for the purposes of section 55(2)(a)( ii) and (3C) of the POCA, the value of a large transaction is fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00).

A copy of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Proceeds of Crime and Central Bank) Act, 2019 as well as Legal Notice No. 356 of 2019 are attached hereto for your attention.

Both the said Act and Legal Notice are in immediate effect.

Read more —> Legal Notice No. 356 of 2019 -Proceeds of Crime (Large Transactions) Order 2019

Read more—-> Miscellaneous Provisions (Proceeds of Crime and Central Bank) Act, 2019

 

August:

GUIDANCE ON ASSESSING NAME MATCHES FOR TARGETED FINANCIAL SANCTIONS

The Anti-Terrorism Unit of the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs has published the attached Guidance on Assessing Name Matches for Targeted Financial Sanctions. This Guidance is intended to assist Financial Institutions, Listed Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations and members of the public in understanding how to determine whether an individual or entity is a “listed entity”.​

Registrants are therefore required to refer to the guidance published by the Anti-Terrorism Unit in conjunction with the Commission’s AML/CFT Guidance for the Securities Sector in keeping abreast with the evolving AML/CFT legislative framework and associated obligations.

Read more —> Guidance to the Public on Screening Listed Entities

GUIDANCE TO THE PUBLIC ON OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF THE PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

The Anti-Terrorism Unit of the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs has published the attached Guidance to the Public on Obligations and Rights in respect of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. This Guidance is intended to assist members of the public in understanding their obligations and rights under the laws governing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Registrants are therefore required to refer to the guidance published by the Anti-Terrorism Unit in conjunction with the Commission’s AML/CFT Guidance for the Securities Sector in keeping abreast with the evolving AML/CFT legislative framework and associated obligations.

Read More —> Guidance to Public on PF

GUIDANCE TO THE PUBLIC ON OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF ANTI-TERRORISM

The Anti-Terrorism Act, Chap. 12:07 (“the Act”) was enacted on September 13, 2005 with the aim of protecting all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago and the international community from the evolving threats posed by terrorist actors. The provisions of the Act also fulfil the country’s international obligations relative to the UN Security Council and the Financial Action Task Force.

The Anti-Terrorism Unit of the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs (“the Anti-Terrorism Unit”) has published this guidance for all members of the public, inclusive of Financial Institutions, on their obligations and rights in respect of Anti-Terrorism in Trinidad and Tobago.

Registrants are therefore required to refer to the guidance published by the Anti-Terrorism Unit in conjunction with Part 7 of the Commission’s AML/CFT Guidance for the Securities Sector in keeping abreast with the evolving AML/CFT legislative framework and associated obligations.

Read more —>  Guidance to the Public on obligations and rights in respect of Anti-terrorism

 

March:

The Resolution on the Economic Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)  Order 2018 and the Resolution on the Economic Sanctions (Islamic Republic of Iran) Order  2018 were made via Legal Notice Nos. 43 and 44 respectively, on the 8 March, 2019. These Resolutions were made pursuant to section 4(5) of the Economic Sanctions Act, Chap. 81:05.

The purpose of these Resolutions is to extend the effect of the Economic Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)  Order 2018 and the Economic Sanctions (Islamic Republic of Iran) Order  2018, made by Legal Notice No. 184 and 185 of 2018 respectively), for a specified period.

Please see the Financial Intelligence Unit’s Guidance note on the Extension of Expiration of Orders Made Under the Economic Sanctions Act, Chap. 81:05 for more information


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