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Latest FATF Public Statement: October 2023

 
List of High-Risk Jurisdictions

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Iran
Myanmar

The Financial Services Commission (“Commission”) wishes to advise all persons who are required to comply with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Prevention of Terrorist Financing Regulations, the Anti-Money Laundering and Prevention of Terrorist Financing Code, and the Non-Profit Organisations Regulations to note the concerns expressed by the FATF with respect to Iran, the DPRK, and Mynamar and consider the associated money laundering and/or terrorist financing risks. The Commission encourages all to apply appropriate or enhanced customer due diligence measures when dealing with customers or handling transactions connected with any of the jurisdictions that have been identified by the FATF’s public statement.

More information on the statement for high-risk jurisdictions can be obtained by clicking on this link.

List of Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring

Barbados
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Croatia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gibraltar
Haiti
Jamaica
Mali
Mozambique
Nigeria
Philippines
Senegal
South Africa
South Sudan
Syria
Tanzania
Turkey
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Vietnam
Yemen

Jurisdictions Removed from the FATF’s List

Albania
Cambodia
Cayman Islands
Jordon
Morocco
Panama

The Commission advises all persons who are required to comply with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Prevention of Terrorist Financing Regulations, the Anti-Money Laundering and Prevention of Terrorist Financing Code, and the Non-Profit Organisations Regulations to note the FATF statements with respect to the above mentioned jurisdictions. The FATF does not call for the application of enhanced due diligence measures to be applied to these jurisdictions, but encourages its members and all jurisdictions to take into account the information presented in their risk analysis.

As countries’ AML/CFT/CFP regimes are updated to meet the applicable FATF standards, countries are removed from the lists above.

More information on the FATF Statements in respect of countries identified above can be found here.