SECO sanctionsThe Swiss Confederation has imposed financial sanctions on a number of individuals and organisations in accordance with resolutions of the United Nations. These sanctions are published by the SECO, the State Sectretariat for Economic Affairs. For further details please see the website of the Money Laundering Control Authority.
Financial intermediaries who retain or manage assets, or who have knowledge of economic resources that presumably should be frozen, must notify them immediately to SECO. The assets remain frozen until such time as the ordinance is modified respectively. Prior to releasing the assets, the matter should be discussed with seco.
SECO economic sanctions are in force against Zimbabwe, Al-Qaida, the Taliban, Iraq, certain individuals from the formen Republic of Yugoslavia, Liberia, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Usbekistan, Belarus, North-Corea, Lebanon, Iran and against persons in connection with the assassination of Rafik Hariri.
Please refer to the SECO website for up-to-date information about current sanctions. Unfortunately, this information is available in German, French or Italian only.