Circular to Licensed Corporations and Associated Entities - Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Financing of Terrorism
United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2019

31 May 2019



Circular to Licensed Corporations and Associated Entities

Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Financing of Terrorism

United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2019

The United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2019 ("the CAR Regulation"), made under the United Nations Sanctions Ordinance (Cap. 537) ("UNSO"), was published in the Gazette (L.N. 81 of 2019) on 31 May 2019 with immediate effect.

The CAR Regulation implements sanctions against the Central African Republic as renewed by the United Nations Security Council under Resolution 2454.

We would like to draw licensed corporations’ ("LCs") and associated entities’ ("AEs") attention to section 5 of the CAR Regulation which provides for prohibition against making available economic assets to relevant persons or entities, or dealing with economic assets of relevant persons or entities, except with a licence.

The CAR Regulation can be found on the Government’s website (https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20192322/es22019232281.pdf).

Furthermore, a list specifying "individuals and entities" was published under section 32 of the CAR Regulation on the website of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau on 31 May 2019.

The aforesaid list obtained from the website of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau is attached in Attachment 1.

LCs and AEs are reminded to refer to Chapter 6 of the Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (For Licensed Corporations) ("AML Guideline") which contains guidance on the appropriate measures that LCs and AEs should take to ensure compliance with the regulations made under the UNSO Note 1. The Securities and Futures Commission expects all new designations to be screened by LCs and AEs against their client lists as soon as practicable whenever there are updates. LCs and AEs are also reminded to report any transactions or relationships they have or have had with any designated person or entity to the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit.

Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this circular, please contact Ms Kiki Wong at 2231 1569 who will assist to refer your queries to the relevant officer.

Intermediaries Supervision Department
Intermediaries Division
Securities and Futures Commission

Enclosure

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SFO/IS/030/2019


Note 1 Under paragraph 6 of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Guideline issued by the Securities and Futures Commission for Associated Entities, AEs that are not authorized financial institutions are expected to have regard to the provisions of the AML Guideline as if they were themselves LCs.


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Supplementary document:
Attachment 1


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