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International financial sanctions i.a. in the context of the fight against terrorist financing, may consist of the prohibition or restriction of certain financial activities/services and the freeze of funds, assets or other economic resources. Persons, entities and groups falling under these prohibitions and restrictive measures are, for example, persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network or Taliban or persons cited under the European regulations that are directly applicable and concern the situation in e.g. Belarus, Iran, etc..
The application of international financial sanctions must be enforced by any Luxembourg natural or legal person, as well as any other natural or legal person operating in or from the Luxembourg territory.
As regards professionals of the financial sector, the CSSF is the competent authority to monitor the implementation of these restrictive measures. In this respect, the regulations of the European Union which are directly applicable to Luxembourg should be mentioned in the context of, for example, the situation in Belarus, North Korea, Egypt, Iran, Libya, Syria or Tunisia.