Additional individuals subject to asset-freezing measures for violation of the arms embargo against Somalia
The Government of Japan has been implementing asset-freezing measures against violators of the arms embargo against Somalia (11 individuals/one group) designated by the United Nations Security Council Resolution ("UN Resolution") 1844 and the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee's Resolutions 751 and 1907. Following the recent designation of additional two individual by the Sanctions Committee, the government will apply asset-freezing measures to them.
1. Specifics of the measures
Pursuant to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law, on and after April 24, the government will impose the following measures on the individuals additionally designated as the subject of asset-freezing measures against violators of the arms embargo against Somalia by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MOFA's) public notice promulgated on September 14.
- Payment restrictions
All payments to any of the individuals specified by MOFA's public notice referred to above must obtain the prior approval of the Government of Japan.
- Restrictions on capital transactions
All capital transactions with any of the individuals specified by MOFA's public notice referred to above must obtain the prior approval of the Government of Japan.
2. Individuals subject to the above measures
- See Attachment. (PDF:155KB) (in Japanese)
Note: Upon the implementation of the above measures, violators of the arms embargo against Somalia that are subject to asset-freezing measures are increased to 13 individuals and one group.
September 13, 2012
Division in Charge
First Middle East Division, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Legal Office, Research Division, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance
Trade Control Policy Division, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry