Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Sanctions Monitoring Board web page.

Sanctions are increasingly being used as a tool to bring states, governments and non-government actors alike in line with international law and their effectiveness depends on their strict implementation. The role of the Sanctions Monitoring Board is to ensure the effective implementation of UN, EU and national sanctions with the assistance of other government authorities, supervisory bodies, FIs and DNFBPs. Following the 2018 amendments to the National Interest (Enabling Powers) Act, all UN, EU national sanctions are directly applicable under Maltese law. Hence it is incumbent on all to be vigilant at all times and to have systems in place to ensure the constant monitoring of transactions and client databases vis-à-vis applicable sanctions. The Sanctions Monitoring Board is your partner to assist you in this task and welcomes any request for information or assistance in this regard.

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