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Sanctions by person
The Government of Jersey does not compile its own list of individuals / entities subject to sanctions but instead adopts the UK Consolidated List as a comprehensive listing of sanctions measures applicable in Jersey. This is because Jersey’s sanctions legislation effectively mirrors equivalent legislation in the United Kingdom.
Changes to the OFSI website links
Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has published new links to the consolidated list. It is important that any bookmarks to the old pages are now updated to the new pages.
The UK Consolidated List includes all the names of sanctioned persons and entities under United Nations Resolutions, European Union Regulations and United Kingdom legislation.
The UK Consolidated List does not set out all the sanctions measures in place worldwide. It is divided by country, with separate sections for 'terrorism and terrorist financing', 'Al-Qaida' and 'Afghanistan'.
When the UK Consolidated List is updated as a result of new legislation, or changes to existing legislation, equivalent provisions in Jersey may not yet have been implemented but will be shortly thereafter.
It is recommended that ongoing screening is carried out by first making reference to the UK Consolidated List. Only if a target match is identified against the UK Consolidated List, should cross-reference be made to the relevant local legislation.
For example if screening against the UK Consolidated List reveals a target match listed under ‘North Korea’, then refer to the EU Legislation (Sanctions - North Korea) (Jersey) Order 2015 and confirm the same person is listed under that legislation. This will provide certainty that a local obligation exists, and the corresponding safeguards should a report to Government be necessary.
Searching the UK Consolidated List will not necessarily satisfy all sanctions obligations - refer to Section 10 of the Financial Sanctions Practical Guidance for further guidance.
HMT Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI)
OFSI is the United Kingdom equivalent to the Minister for External Relations in respect of sanctions matters. OFSI offers a free subscription facility, providing notification by email when the UK Consolidated List is updated. In order to subscribe, access the OFSI website and provide your email address.