Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units

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The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units is an informal network of national financial intelligence units (FIUs). National FIUs collect information on suspicious or unusual financial activity from the financial industry and other entities or professions required to report transactions suspected of being money laundering or terrorism financing. FIUs are normally not law enforcement agencies, with their mission being to process and analyze the information received. If sufficient evidence of unlawful activity is found, the matter is passed to the public prosecution agencies.

The Egmont Group defines an FIU as a central, national agency responsible for receiving (and, as permitted, requesting), analyzing and disseminating to the competent authorities, disclosures of financial information:

  • concerning suspected proceeds of crime and potential financing of terrorism, or
  • required by national legislation or regulation, in order to counter money laundering and terrorism financing.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The Egmont Group was formed in 1995, taking its name from the Egmont Arenberg Palace in Brussels, where the meeting took place.

In early 2008, with the support of Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister of Canada, and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), the Canadian FIU, the Egmont Group established its Secretariat in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1]

As of 2013, there were 132 members in the Egmont Group.[2]

Purpose[edit]

The goal of the Egmont Group is to provide a forum for FIUs around the world to improve cooperation in the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism and to foster the implementation of domestic programs in this field. The Egmont Group provides support to member FIUs by:

  • expanding and systematizing international cooperation in the reciprocal exchange of information,
  • increasing the effectiveness of FIUs by offering training and promoting personnel exchanges to improve the expertise and capabilities of personnel employed by FIUs,
  • fostering better and secure communication among FIUs through the application of technology, such as the Egmont Secure Web (ESW),
  • fostering increased coordination and support among the operational divisions of member FIUs,
  • promoting the operational autonomy of FIUs, and
  • promoting the establishment of FIUs in conjunction with jurisdictions with an AML/CFT program in place, or in areas with a program in the early stages of development.[citation needed]

List of Member FIUs[edit]

  • Afghanistan Afghanistan - Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Afghanistan
  • Albania Albania - Drejtoria e Pergjithshme e Parandalimit ter Pastrimit te Parave (DPPPP) General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering (GDPML)
  • Algeria Algeria - Algeria Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Andorra Andorra - Unitat de Prevenció del Blanqueig (UPB)Money Laundering Prevention Unit
  • Anguilla Anguilla - Money Laundering Reporting Authority (MLRA)
  • Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda - Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy
  • Argentina Argentina - Unidad de Información Financiera (UIF)
  • Aruba Aruba - Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties (MOT-Aruba) Reporting Center for Unusual Transactions
  • Australia Australia - Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
  • Austria Austria - Bundeskriminalamt (A-FIU)
  • The Bahamas Bahamas - Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh - Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU)[3]
  • Bahrain Bahrain - Anti-Money Laundering Unit (AMLU)
  • Barbados Barbados - Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Belarus Belarus - Departament Finansovogo Monitoringa Komiteta Gosudarstvenogo Kontrolya Respubliki Belarus, Financial Monitoring Centre
  • Belgium Belgium - Cellule de Traitement des Informations Financières / Cel voor Financiële Informatieverwerking (nl) (CTIF-CFI)
  • Belize Belize - Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Bermuda Bermuda - Financial Intelligence Agency - Bermuda (FIA)
  • Bolivia Bolivia - Bolivia Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina - Financial Intelligence Department (FID)
  • Brazil Brazil - Conselho de Controle de Atividades Financeira (COAF)
  • British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands - Financial Investigation Agency (FIA)
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria - Financial Intelligence Directorate of National Security Agency (FID)
  • Burkina Faso Burkina FasoBurkina Faso Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Canada Canada - Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada/ Centre d'analyse des opérations et déclarations financières du Canada (FINTRAC/CANAFE)
  • Cayman Islands Cayman Islands - Financial Reporting Authority (CAYFIN)
  • Chile Chile - Unidad de Análisis Financiero (UAF)
  • Colombia Colombia - de Informacion y Analisis Financiero (UIAF)
  • Cook Islands Cook Islands - Cook Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (CIFIU)
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica - Unidad de Análisis Financiero (UAF) Instituto Costarricense sobre Drogas (ICD)
  • Croatia Croatia - Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO)
  • Curaçao Curaçao - FIU Curaçao - Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties (MOT)/Unusual Transactions Reporting Centre
  • Cyprus Cyprus - Unit for Combating Money Laundering (MOKAS)
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic - Financní analytický útvar (FAU – CR)Financial Analytical Unit
  • Denmark Denmark - Hvidvasksekretariatet Stadsadvokaten for Særlig Økonomisk Kriminalitet / Hvidvasksekretariatet (HVIDVASK) State Prosecutor for Serious Economic Crime / Money Laundering Secretariat
  • Dominica Dominica - Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Egypt Egypt - Egyptian Money Laundering Combating Unit (EMLCU)
  • El Salvador El Salvador - Unidad de Investigacion Financiera
  • Estonia Estonia - Money Laundering Information Bureau
  • Fiji Fiji - Financial Intelligence Unit, Reserve Bank of Fiji
  • Finland Finland - RAP Keskusrikospoliisi / Rahanpesun selvittelykeskus National Bureau of Investigation / Financial Intelligence Unit
  • France France - Traitement du renseignement et action contre les circuits financiers clandestins (TRACFIN)
  • Georgia (country) Georgia - Financial Monitoring Service of Georgia (FMS)
  • Germany Germany - Zentralstelle für Verdachtsanzeigen – Financial Intelligence Unit, BKA.de(English language website)
  • Gibraltar Gibraltar - Gibraltar Co-ordinating Centre for Criminal Intelligence and Drugs - Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit (GCID GFIU)
  • Greece Greece - Hellenic Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Commission (HAMLC)
  • Grenada Grenada - Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Guatemala Guatemala - Intendencia de Verificación Especial (IVE) Special Verification Intendency
  • Guernsey Guernsey - Financial Intelligence Service (FIS)
  • Honduras Honduras - Unidad de Informacion Financiera (UIF)
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong - Joint Financial Intelligence Unit (JFIU)
  • Hungary Hungary - Central Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Hungarian Customs & Finance Guard Hungarian Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Iceland Iceland - Ríkislögreglustjórinn (RLS) Unit of Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime
  • India India - Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-IND)
  • Indonesia Indonesia - Pusat Pelaporan dan Analisis Transaksi Keuangan (PPATK) Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (INTRAC)
  • Republic of Ireland Ireland - An Garda Síochána / National Economic Crime Bureau (MLIU)
  • Isle of Man Isle of Man - Financial Crime Unit (FCU – IOM)
  • Israel Israel - Israel Money Laundering Prohibition Authority (IMPA)
  • Italy Italy - Banca d’Italia — Unità di Informazione Finanziaria (UIF)
  • Japan Japan - Japan Financial Intelligence Center (JAFIC)
  • Jersey Jersey - Jersey States of Jersey Police - Joint Financial Crimes Unit
  • Kosovo Kosovo - Njësia për Inteligjencë Financiare e Kosovës (NIFK) / Financial Intelligence Unit of Kosovo (FIUK)[4]
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan - Financial Intelligence Service of the Kyrgyz Republic (FIS)
  • Latvia Latvia - Kontroles dienests, Noziedîgi iegûto lîdzeklu legalizâcijas novçrsanas dienests (KD) Control Service - Office for Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity
  • Lebanon Lebanon - Special Investigation Commission (SIC) Fighting Money Laundering
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein - Einheit für Finanzinformationen (EFFI)
  • Lithuania Lithuania - Financial Crime Investigation Service (FCIS)
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg - Cellule de Renseignement Financier (FIU-LUX)
  • Macau Macau - Gabinete de Informação Financeira (GIF) Financial Intelligence Office
  • Republic of Macedonia Macedonia - Ministerstvo za Finansii-Direkcija za Sprecuvanje na Perenje Pari/Money Laundering Prevention Directorate (MLPD)
  • Malawi Malawi - Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-Malawi)
  • Malaysia Malaysia - Unit Perisikan Kewangan, Bank Negara Malaysia (UPWBNM)
  • Malta Malta - Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU)
  • Marshall Islands Marshall Islands - Domestic Financial Intelligence Unit (DFIU)
  • Mauritius Mauritius - Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Mexico Mexico - Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera (UIF)
  • Moldova Moldova - Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering
  • Monaco Monaco - Service for Information and Monitoring of Financial Networks (SICFIN)
  • Mongolia Mongolia - Financial Information Unit of Mongolia (FIU-Mongolia)
  • Montenegro Montenegro - Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering
  • Netherlands Netherlands - Financial Intelligence Unit – Nederland (FIU-Netherlands)
  • New Zealand New Zealand - New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Nigeria Nigeria - Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU)
  • Niue Niue - Niue Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Norway Norway - ØKOKRIM / EFE - Enheten for finansiell etteretning The National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime - The Money Laundering Unit
  • Paraguay Paraguay - Unidad de Análisis Financiero (UAF-SEPRELAD)
  • Peru Peru - Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera del Peru (UIF)
  • Philippines Philippines - Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC)
  • Poland Poland - Generalny Inspektor Informacji Finansowej (GIIF) General Inspector of Financial Information
  • Portugal Portugal - Unidade de Informação Financeira (UIF)
  • Qatar Qatar - Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU)
  • South Korea South Korea - Korea Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Serbia Serbia - Administration for the Preventing of Money Laundering
  • Panama Panama - Unidad de Analisis Financiero (UAF)
  • Romania Romania - National Office for the Prevention and Control of Money Laundering
  • Russia Russia - Federal Service for Financial Monitoring
  • San Marino San Marino - Agenzia di Informazione Finanziaria (AIF) Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA)
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia Financial Investigation Unit (SAFIU)
  • Senegal Senegal - Cellule Nationale de Traitement des Informations Financières National Financial Intelligence Processing Unit (CENTIF)
  • Seychelles Seychelles - Seychelles Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Singapore Singapore - Suspicious Transaction Reporting Office (STRO)
  • Slovakia Slovakia - Spravodajská jednotka finacnej polície Úradu boja proti organizovanej kriminalite (SJFP UBPOK) Financial Intelligence Unit of the Bureau of Organised Crime
  • Slovenia Slovenia - Urad RS za Preprecevanje Pranja Denarja Ministrstvo za Finance/Office for Money Laundering Prevention (OMLP)
  • South Africa South Africa - Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC)
  • Spain Spain - Servicio Ejecutivo de la Comisión de Prevención de Blanqueo de Capitales e Infracciones Monetarias (SEPBLAC)
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka - Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis - Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Saint Lucia Saint Lucia - Financial Intelligence Agency
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Sweden Sweden - Finanspolisen Rikskriminalpolisen (FIPO) National Criminal Intelligence Service, Financial Unit (NFIS)
  • Switzerland Switzerland - Meldestelle für Geldwäscherei, Bureau de communication en matière de blanchiment d'argent, Ufficio di comunicazione in materia di riciclaggio di denaro Money Laundering Reporting Office (MROS)
  • Syria Syria - Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Commission (CMLC)
  • Taiwan Taiwan - Money Laundering Prevention Center
  • Thailand Thailand - Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO)
  • Togo Togo - Togo Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad and Tobago Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Turkey Turkey - Mali Suçlari Arastirma Kurulu (MASAK) Financial Crimes Investigation Board
  • Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands - Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Financial Crime Unit
  • Ukraine Ukraine - State Committee for Financial Monitoring
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates - Anti Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom - National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • United States United States - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Vanuatu Vanuatu - Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Vatican City Vatican City - Autorità di Informazione Finanziaria (AIF)[3][5]
  • Venezuela Venezuela - Unidad Nacional de Inteligencia Financiera (UNIF)

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