Guidance on Article 5r of Regulation 833/2014

The Sanctions Monitoring Board refers to Article 5r of Council Regulation 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. Article 5r of Council Regulation 833/2014 sets out a reporting obligation which applies to: The Sanctions Monitoring Board has published guidance on the reporting obligations and deadlines under Article 5r […]

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Call for applications

An opportunity to join our team at the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, where you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing sanctions and engage with both public and private sectors, making a meaningful impact on global affairs. To view the published vacancy please press on the link provided. If you […]

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Online Information Session for Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones in Malta

The Sanctions Monitoring Board in collaboration with the Commerce Department and the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit is organising an information session tailored for the DPMS sector in Malta. Gain insights on licensing, anti-money laundering and sanctions obligations and hear from key experts, including the Commerce Department on Licensing Requirements, Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) Malta providing updates […]

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Publication of a Declaration in the Government Gazette – Government Notice No.1742

On 12 December 2023, the Sanctions Monitoring Board published a Declaration in the Government Gazette in terms of article 7(5)(b) of the National Interest (Enabling Powers) Act. Therein the Sanctions Monitoring Board declares two vessels to be deemed as frozen since they have been deemed to belong, directly or indirectly, to an entity listed under Council […]

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SMB: Sanctions Compliance and Engagement Survey

Share Your Insights to Shape a Stronger Sanctions Framework The Sanctions Monitoring Board (“SMB”) is committed to enhancing sanctions compliance and fostering engagement with both the private and public sectors. We value your input and invite you to participate in our latest survey. This survey aims to gauge your experiences, gather feedback, and understand your […]

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Commission guidance to help European operators assess sanctions circumvention risks

The Commission published a guidance note addressed to European operators to help them identify, assess, and understand the possible risks of sanctions circumvention – and how to avoid it. This guidance note aims at providing a general overview of what EU operators need to do when conducting due diligence in their work, as required by EU law. […]

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