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Sanctions against Tunisia

Here is information on sanctions against Tunisia.

Description of the sanctions

All funds and economic resources belonging to natural and legal persons responsible for misappropriation of Tunisian state funds, and natural or legal persons, entities or bodies associated with them are to be frozen. Furthermore, no funds or economic resources are to be made available to them. In certain cases, however, exemptions can be granted, e.g. on humanitarian grounds. Frozen assets may also be released in certain cases for the enforcement of judgments etc., in order to facilitate their return to the Tunisian state.

Competent Swedish authorities

The Government has appointed Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) and Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency) as the competent authorities for the examination of various matters related to the restrictive measures concerning Tunisia.

Försäkringskassan approves permits for exemption from the freezing of assets of natural persons, but not for routine administration (see Finansinspektionen).

Finansinspektionen receives information about frozen accounts and approves permits for exemption from the freezing of assets in routine administration.