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Amended Entries to the consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List

On 17 September 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya enacted the amendments specified in the entries below on its List (the Libya Sanctions List) of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze and travel ban set out in paragraphs 15 and/or 17 of Security Council resolution 1970 (2011) and/or paragraph 19 of resolution 1973 (2011), adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations:

A. Individuals

LYi.021 Name: 1: Ermias 2: Ghermay Alem 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): 
ኤርሚኣስ ግርማይ (Tigrinya)
Title: na Designation: Leader of a transnational trafficking network DOB:  Approximately 1980Approximately (35-45 years old)\ POB: (possibly Asmara, Eritrea) Good quality a.k.a.: Ermias Ghermay, Gurona Low quality a.k.a.: a) Ermies Ghermay b) Ermias Ghirmay Nationality: Eritrea Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: (Known address: Tripoli, Tarig sure no. 51, likely moved to Sabratha in 2015.) Listed on: 7 Jun. 2018 Other information: Listed pursuant to paragraphs 15 and 17 of resolution 1970 (Travel Ban, Asset Freeze)

LYi.022 Name: 1: Fitiwi 2: Abdelrazak 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): 
ፍትዊ ዓብዱረዛቕ (Tigrinya)
Title: na Designation: Leader of a transnational trafficking network DOB: Approximately (30-35 years old) POB: Massaua, Eritrea Good quality a.k.a.: Abdurezak, Abdelrazaq, Abdulrazak, Abdrazzakna Low quality a.k.a.: Fitwi Esmail Abdelrazak Nationality: Eritrea Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 7 Jun. 2018 Other information: Listed pursuant to paragraphs 15 and 17 of resolution 1970 (Travel Ban, Asset Freeze)

LYi.023 Name: 1: Ahmad 2: Oumar 3: al-DabbashiImhamad 4: naal-Fitouri
Name (original script): 
احمد عمر امحمد الفيتوري (Arabic)
Title: na Designation: Commander of the Anas al-Dabbashi militia, Leader of a transnational trafficking network DOB: 7 May 1988Approximately (30 years old) POB: (possibly Sabratha, Talil neighbourhood) Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: a) Al-Dabachi b) Al Ammu c) The Uncle d) Al-Ahwal e) Al DabbashiNationality: Libya Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: a) Garabulli, Libya b) Zawiya, Libya Listed on: 7 Jun. 2018 Other information: Listed pursuant to paragraphs 15 and 17 of resolution 1970 (Travel Ban, Asset Freeze) INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/notice/search/un/ 

LYi.024 Name: 1: MUS’AB Mus’ab 2: MustafaABU-QARIN 3: Abu al Qassimna 4: Omarna
Name (original script): 
مصعب مصطفى ابو القاسم عمر (Arabic)
Title: na Designation: Leader of a transnational trafficking network DOB: 19 Jan. 1983 POB: Sabratha, Libya Good quality a.k.a.: Mus’ab Abu Qarinna Low quality a.k.a.: a) ABU-AL QASSIM OMAR Musab Boukrin b) The Doctor c) Al-Grein Nationality: Libya Passport no: a) 782633, issued on 31 May 2005 b) 540794, issued on 12 Jan. 2008 National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 7 Jun. 2018 Other information: Listed pursuant to paragraphs 15 and 17 of resolution 1970 (Travel Ban, Asset Freeze) INTERPOLUN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/notice/search/un/

LYi.025 Name: 1: Mohammed 2: Kachlaf al-Hadi 3: al-Arabina 4: Kashlafna
Name (original script): 
محمد الهادي العربي كشلاف (Arabic)
Title: na Designation: Commander of the Shuhada al-Nasr brigade, Head of the Petrol Refinery Guard of Zawiya’s refinery DOB: na 15 November 1988 POB: Zawiya, Libya Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: a) Kashlaf b) Koshlaf c) Keslaf d) al-Qasab Nationality: Libya Passport no: HR8CHGP8; Date of issue: 27 April 2015; Place of issue: Zawiyah na National identification no: a) 119880210419 na b) Personal Identification Card no: 728498; Date of issue: 24 February 2007). Address: Zawiya, Libya Listed on: 7 Jun. 2018 Other information: Listed pursuant to paragraphs 15 and 17 of resolution 1970 (Travel Ban, Asset Freeze)

The updated List is accessible on the Committee’s website at the following URL:  https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1970/materials.

The Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List is also updated following all changes made to the Libya Sanctions List.  An updated version of the Consolidated List is accessible via the following URL: https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/un-sc-consolidated-list.

If you suspect a match (whether potential or exact), please contact the VFIU (e-mail: vfiu@vanuatu.gov.vu) immediately.

Geoffrey Gee & Partners does not and will not engage any of the individual(s) mentioned above or any individual or organisation listed in the United Nations Security Sanctions List or United Nations Financial Sanctions List

Changes to the Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List

On 14 September 2018, the Committee updated the alias of a previously designated vessel pursuant to paragraph 12 of resolution 2321 (2016) and 6 of resolution 2371 (2017).
Vessels subject to de-flagging pursuant to paragraph 12 of resolution 2321 (2016) and prohibited from port entry pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2371 (2017):

Vessel Alias Update

Wan Heng 11 IMO: 8791667
Other information: M/V WAN HENG 11 engaged in a ship-to-ship transfer, likely for oil, with M/V RYE SONG GANG 1 on 13 February 2018.

Wan Heng 11, formerly a Belize-flagged vessel, is now operating as a DPRK-flagged vessel named the KUMJINGANG3 or Kum Jin Gang 3.

The Committee wishes to recall the decision of the Security Council in paragraph 12 of resolution 2321 (2016), that the Committee, if it has information that provides reasonable grounds to believe the vessels are or have been related to nuclear- or ballistic missile-related programmes or activities prohibited by relevant resolutions, may require any or all of the following measures with respect to vessels it designates pursuant to this paragraph:

  • (a) the Flag State of a designated vessel shall de-flag the vessel;
  • (b) the Flag State of a designated vessel shall direct the vessel to a port identified by the Committee, in coordination with the port State;
  • (c) all Member States shall prohibit a designated vessel from entering their ports, unless in case of emergency, in case of return to the vessel’s port of origination, or in case of direction by the Committee;
  • (d) a vessel designated by the Committee shall be subject to the asset freeze imposed in paragraph 8 (d) of resolution 1718 (2006).

The Committee further wishes to recall the decision of the Security Council that all Member States shall prohibit the entry into their ports of the vessels designated pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2371 (2017), unless the Committee determines in advance that such entry is required for humanitarian purposes or any other purposes consistent with the objectives of relevant resolutions.

The lists of designated vessels can be found at http://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1718/materials/list-of-designated-vessels

If you suspect a match (whether potential or exact), please contact the VFIU (e-mail: vfiu@vanuatu.gov.vu) immediately.

Geoffrey Gee & Partners does not and will not engage any of the individual(s) mentioned above or any individual or organisation listed in the United Nations Security Sanctions List or United Nations Financial Sanctions List

Changes to the Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List

On the 11 of September, 2018, the Committee approved the addition of the entry specified below to its List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze and travel ban, set out in paragraphs 15 and 17 of Security Council resolution 1970 (2011), and paragraph 19 of resolution 1973 (2011), adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

Ibrahim Saeed Salim Jadhran

The Committee has made accessible on its website the narrative summary of reasons for listing of the above at the following;

URL: http://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1970/materials/summaries-O

The updated List is accessible on the Committee’s website at the following;

URL: http://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1970/materials.

The Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List is also updated following all changes made to the Libya Sanctions List. An updated version of he Consolidated List is accessible via the following;

URL: http://www.un.org/sc/sanctions/un-sc-consolidated-list

You are able to access the updated List on the abovementioned websites.

Geoffrey Gee & Partners does not and will not engage any of the individual(s) mentioned above or any individual or organisation listed in the United Nations Security Sanctions List or United Nations Financial Sanctions List

United Nations Security Council Sanctions List Updated

On 23 August 2018, 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 approved the addition of the entries specified below to 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.

The United Nations Security Council warns that the following individuals are dangerous and wanted individuals.

1. MOHAMMED YUSIP KARIM

  • Born on the 11th Oct. 1978 
  • Born in Indonesia
  • Alias
    • Abu Walid al Indunisi 
    • Zidni Elma 
    • Udtadz Syaifudin 
    • Mohammad Yusef Karim Faiz
    • Muh Saifudin 
    • Kembar Khalid
    • Mohamad Yusuf Karim Saifullah Faiz 
    • Mohammad Saifuddin Mohammad Yusuf Faiz 
    • Ustadz Faiz 
    • Saifudin Faiz 
    • Kholid Faiz
    • Abdullah Faiz
    • Fauz Faturohman 
  • Nationality: Indonesia
  • Known Address is Syrian Arab Republic (location since 2015)
  •  Listed on: 23 Aug. 2018 
  • Other information: Senior member of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115). Recruited for ISIL and instructed individuals to perpetrate terrorist acts via online video. Physical description: hair colour: black; build: slight. Speaks Indonesian, Arabic and Mindanao dialect.
  • INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/notice/search/un/xxx.

2. MOHAMAD RAFI BIN UDIN

  • Born on the 3rd of Jun. 1966
  • Born in Negri Sembilan, Malaysia 
  • Alias
    • Mohd Radi Bin Udin 
    • Abu Awn al Malizi 
    • Muhammad Ratin 
    • Muhammad Rafiuddin 
    • Abu Una al Malayzie 
    • Mhammad Rahim Bin Udin 
    • Abu Ayn Tok Cit 
    • Muhammad Ratin Bin Nurdin 
  • Nationality 
    • Malaysia 
    • Indonesia 
  • Passport no: Malaysia number A31142734, issued on 6 Nov. 2013 (issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia, expiration date 6 Nov. 2015) 
  • National identification no: Malaysia National Identification Card 660603-05-5267 (issued by National Registration Department of Malaysia; issued to Mohd Rafi bin Udin) 
  • Known Addresses
    • B-3B-19 Glenview Villa, Jalan 49 Off Jalan Kuari, Taman Pinggiran Cheras, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (as at 30 Jan. 2014) 
    • 90-00-04 Flat Sri Kota, Bandar Tun Razak, 56100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (as at 23 Apr. 2010) 
    • 96-06-06 Flat Sri Kota, Bandar Tun Razak, 56100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (as at 6 Apr. 2007) 
    • Syrian Arab Republic (location since 2014) 
  • Listed on: 23 Aug. 2018  
  • Other information: Senior member of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115). Recruited for ISIL and instructed individuals to perpetrate terrorist acts via online video.
  • Physical description: eye colour: brown; hair colour: brown; complexion: dark.
  • Speaks Malay, English, limited Arabic.
  • INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/notice/search/un/xxx.

3. MUHAMMED REZA LAHAMAN KIRAM

  • Born on the 3rd Mar. 1990 
  • Born in Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines 
  • Alias
    • Abdul Rahman
    • Abu Abdul Rahman al Filipini
    • Abtol Rahman 
  • NationalityPhilippines 
  • Passport no
    • Philippines number XX3966391, issued on 25 Feb. 2015 (issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines, expiration date 24 Feb. 2020) 
    • Philippines number EC3524065 
  • Known Addresses
    • Brgy Recodo, Zamboanga City, Western Mindanao, Philippines (previous address) 
    • 96 IlangIlang, Sarmiento Subdivision, Panabo, Davao City, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines (previous address) 
    • Syrian Arab Republic (location since 2015) 
  • Listed on: 23 Aug. 2018 
  • Other information: Senior member of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115). Recruited for ISIL and instructed individuals to perpetrate terrorist acts via online video.
  • Physical description: height: 156cm; weight: 60 kg (as at Sep. 2016); eye colour: black; hair colour: black; build: medium; high cheekbones.
  • Speaks Tagalog, English, Arabic.
  • INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/notice/search/un/xxx.

You are able to access the updated List on the UNSC website.

Geoffrey Gee & Partners does not and will not engage any of the individuals mentioned above or any individual or organisation listed in the United Nations Security Sanctions List or United Nations Financial Sanctions List.

United Nations adds 6 of the worlds most wanted men to the United Nations Financial Sanctions List

The United Nations Financial Sanction list has once again been updated and on the 7th of June, the United Nations approved the entries of the following individuals;

Ermias Ghermay

  • Leader of a transnational trafficking network
  • 35-45 years of age
  • Eritrea (nationality)

Fitiwi Abdelrazak

  • Leader of a transnational trafficking network
  • 30-35 years of age
  • Eritrea (nationality)

Ahmad Oumar al-Dabbashi

  • Commander of the Anas al-Dabbashi militia & Leader of a transnational trafficking network
  • 30 years of age
  • Libya (nationality)

Mus’ab Abu-Quarin

  • Leader of a transnational trafficking network
  • 35 years of age
  • Libya (nationality)

Mohammed Kachlaf

  • Commander of the Shuhada al-Nasr brigade & Head of the Petrol refinery Guard of Zawiya’s refinery
  • Libya (nationality)

Abd Al-Rahman al-Milad

  • Commander of the Coast guard in Zawiya
  • 29 years of age
  • Libya (nationality)

The above individuals are wanted men and have narrative summaries provided by the UN available for reference.

URL: www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1970/materials/summaries-0

You are able to access the updated UNFS list at on the following;

URL: http://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/un-sc-consolidated-list.

It is advised that all of the above are ban from travel and assets should be banned.

Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit strengthens its goal against Money Laundering and Terrorism activities.

The Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has reinforced it’s fight against Money laundering and Terrorism activities with its adoption of United Nations Financial Sanctions Act No. 6 of 2017 & Guidance Note to the Reporting Entities & the Public regarding the United Nations Financial Sanctions Act No. 6 of 2017 (the UNFS Act).

In a workshop hosted by the FIU dated 22nd of March, 2018, various organisations were presented with many concerns and potential risks in which Vanuatu faces as it progresses towards better enforcement of legislation such as the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act No. 13 of 2014 and its regulations.

One of the most important agendas in which was pushed, was for organisations to be aware of the customer and client base in which it would engage (DUE DILIGENCE IS A MUST). The FIU further provided that all persons, organisations and other entities in which are listed in the UN Financial Sanctions List are NOT to be engaged by any Local company, or organisation. Additionally, the FIU has a Local Listing of designated persons on there website (FIU website link is available on the External Links) whom local companies and organisations should be up-to-date with.

 

 

 

 

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List of Amended Legislation (2017)

Vanuatu experienced many changes to its Legislation in 2017. Below are the list of Bills which were all passed.

Bill for the Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Foundations (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Charitable Associations (Incorporations) (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Vanuatu Interactive Gaming (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Mutual Funds (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Insurance (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Gaming (Control) (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Lotteries (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the E-Business (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Credit Unions (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Companies (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Extradition (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Customs (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Police Powers  (Amendment) Act No. of 2017

Bill for the Stamp Duties (Amendment)

Bill for the Land Acquisition (Amendment)

Bill for the Land Leases (Amendment)

Bill for the Land Reform (Amendment)

Bill for the Strata Titles (Amendment)

Bill for the Supplementary Appropriation (2017)

Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill

Counter – Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime (Amendment) Bill

United Nations Financial Sanctions Bill

Government  (Amendment) Bill [related to UN Financial Sanctions]

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing

Dealers in Securities (Licensing)  (Amendment) Bill

International Banking  (Amendment) Bill

Casino (Control)  (Amendment) Bill

Company and Trust Service Provider  (Amendment) Bill

International Campanies (Amendment) Bill

Penal Code (Amendment) Bill

Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Bill

To download the hard copies, click on this link: https://parliament.gov.vu/index.php/icons/bills

VIPA reforms conditions of foreign investment in Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) announced the latest changes and reforms to its current Foreign Investment Approval regime, effective from 1 January 2016, including: 

  • The removal of the minimum capital requirement (of 5 million vatu – approximately US$50,000) for a new investment approval application
  • Increased application fees:
    • VT120,000 for an application for a new foreign investment approval certificate which is valid for 12 months
    • VT60,000 for an application for an annual certificate renewal
    • VT60,000 for an application for an investment variation

 

The Authority also announced other reforms which have been proposed and are currently under government approval. These are:

  • An investment levy of 1% on annual returns to be applied to business investments after 6 years of being approved foreign investments, with a “levy-break” year on the 10th year and every five years thereafter. The first 5 years will be exempted from the levy payment
  • VIPA’s support to new investors (on a case-by-case basis) to negotiate duty exemptions with relevant government departments

Timeline for implementing the proposed reforms was not indicated. 

 

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Vanuatu adopts new company and insolvency legislation

Vanuatu’s new Companies Act takes effect on 31 August 2015 and it replaces the previous Companies Act of 1986. On the same date, the following legislation on company insolvency was adopted:

  • The Companies (Insolvency and Receivership) Act No. 3 of 2013;
  • The Insolvency (Cross – Border) Act No. 4 of 2013 which implements the Model Law on Cross – Border Insolvency, adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on 30 May 1997.

Previously, the old Companies Act governs and regulates company insolvency related matters and there was no separate insolvency legislation.

The new Companies Act has introduced important changes, such as removing the minimum requirement for a private company to have two members by allowing single shareholder companies; providing a set of model rules which can be adopted by private companies; setting out statutory duties of directors of a company.

 

 

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