Circular to Licensed Corporations and Associated Entities - Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Terrorist Financing
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance

12 Jan 2018

Circular to Licensed Corporations and Associated Entities 

Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Terrorist Financing

United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance

Further to our circular issued on 1 December 2017, an updated list specifying terrorists and terrorist associates designated by the United Nations Security Council (“UNSC”) was published under section 4 of the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance (“the UNATMO”) (Cap. 575) in the Gazette on 12 January 2018 (G.N. 165 of 2018).  Two relevant press releases issued by the UNSC, reflecting the updates since the previous list was published in the Gazette (G.N. 8956 of 2017), are attached in Attachment 1.

The aforesaid list can be found on the Government’s website (

Licensed corporations (“LCs”) and associated entities (“AEs”) should check the names in the above list against their records, and report any transactions or relationships they have or have had with the named persons or entities to the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit.

Furthermore, LCs and AEs are reminded to refer to Chapter 6 of the Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (“AML Guideline”) which contains guidance on the appropriate measures that LCs and AEs should take to ensure compliance with the UNATMO Note 1.

Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this circular, please contact Ms Kiki Wong on 2231 1569.

Intermediaries Supervision Department
Intermediaries Division
Securities and Futures Commission




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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