Commission for Emergency Situations approved new mechanism to monitor actions of people included in US sanctions list
13:18 | 01.11.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, Nov. 1 /MOLDPRES/- The activity of private people and legal entities, included in the list of US sanctions for persistent campaigns of malignant influence and acts of corruption will be strictly monitored in the Republic of Moldova. In this context, the Commission for Emergency Situations /CSE/ has approved a lot of decisions to transpose the effect of the sanctions set by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury, the government's communication and protocol department has reported.
Thus, reporting entities will apply increased precautionary measures on transactions that do not meet the daily activity of persons subject to sanctions, as well as persons suspected of being associated with them. The list of the latter will be set up and updated by the Intelligence and Security Service, which will collaborate in this regard with the Prevention and Combating of Money Laundering Service, the National Bank of Moldova and other public authorities with incident powers in the field.
Also, the reporting entities will refrain from carrying out activities and transactions, including those related to the payment of dividends, the disposal of real estate, movable property and securities, carried out by the persons concerned, for a period of up to 5 working days. At the same time, the Public Services Agency, the Single Central Depository, the National Financial Market Commission and other legal entities with the right to register/dispose of goods and rights, including shares in the social capital of legal entities will refrain from performing any activities that would facilitate their transfer and/or conversion for the concerned persons. The entities will inform the Money Laundering Prevention and Combating Service immediately or no later than 24 hours about the initiated actions.
The Money Laundering Prevention and Combating Service will issue decisions to stop both the execution of activities and transactions with goods, including financial means, shares in the social capital of legal entities, as well as the registration of rights over them, for a period of up to 30 working days. The Service will inform the Government about all measures taken.
During the 31 October meeting, the CSE members also decided to extend for November - December 2022 the deadline for the purchase of electricity by Energocom, under direct negotiations. The measure is necessary to ensure the need for electricity, in the context of the shortage resulting from Russia's attacks on the energy infrastructure in Ukraine, and the limitation of the volumes of gas supplied to the Republic of Moldova.
In the same context, the CSE Instruction sees the release by the Material Reserves Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the amount of 10,000 tons of fuel oil from the state reserves to Termoelectrica. The oil is to be released immediately as a loan until 1 July 2023 and is meant for the production of electricity and thermal energy.
Following the approved Instruction, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development will approve the methodology on the distribution of thermal energy consumption and the cost related to this consumption among the consumers of an apartment block connected to the collective thermal energy supply system. The measure will be applied in order to ensure economic equity between all tenants of such blocks, until the approval of the government decision in this regard.
The CSE members also decided to earmark 181.6 thousand lei from the Government's Reserve Fund to the territorial social assistance structures, in order to grant the compensation increase for the work performed in conditions of increased health risk. Another 3.1 million lei will be allocated for the maintenance of temporary placement centers for refugees, established by the local public authorities of the second level, and 531.4 thousand lei - for those established within the APL level 1. At the same time, for the maintenance of the centers of temporary placement for refugees from Ukraine, about 1.59 million lei will be allocated to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection.
To support agricultural producers, the Agency for Intervention and Payments in Agriculture (AIPA) has extended until 4 November 2022 the deadline for submitting subsidy files, including from applicants who have registered arrears in paying taxes and fees to the national public budget.
The text of CSE Instruction No45 of 31 October can be followed at https://bit.ly/3gXblC8