Sanctions Policy Statement.
Airacom is committed to complying with the sanctions laws and regulations of the European Union, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States, as well as applicable sanctions laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which Airacom operates.
Airacom’s Global Sanctions Policy
Airacom’s Global Sanctions Policy defines the minimum standards with which all Airacom Worldwide Group entities must comply, including:
- Screening customers/clients and transactions globally against the sanctions lists issued by the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (HMT), the United States (OFAC) and Hong Kong (HKMA).
- Screening locally against other sanctions lists that apply to Airacom’s operations in a particular jurisdiction.
- Prohibiting business activity, including prohibitions on commencing or continuing customer relationships or providing products or services or facilitating transactions that Airacom believes may violate applicable sanctions laws or Airacom’s Global Sanctions Policy. This includes prohibitions on business activity with individuals or entities named on a sanctions list or activity, directly or indirectly, involving countries or territories subject to comprehensive sanctions. As of January 2018, these countries and territories include Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan.
- Restricting certain business activity involving, directly or indirectly, countries or persons subject to more selective or targeted sanctions programs. These sanctions apply restrictions on some types of products or services or target certain industry sectors.
- Investigating all customer/client alerts or transactions that are stopped in Airacom’s screening systems. While Airacom seeks to investigate these alerts and transactions in a reasonable timeframe, compliance with applicable sanctions laws or Airacom’s Global Sanctions Policy may result in delays to the processing of customer transactions while additional due diligence is conducted and information obtained on the nature of the underlying transaction or the parties involved.
- Blocking or rejecting transactions that Airacom is required to do so under applicable sanctions laws or regulations or Airacom’s Global Sanctions Policy. Transactions may also be returned by Airacom when they fall outside Airacom’s risk appetite.
- Reporting breaches of sanctions laws to the relevant regulatory authority. This can include any attempt by a customer to evade sanctions laws.