power to readily access information on beneficial ownership and trusts from financial and trust service providers. While the Cayman Islands has a system for licensing and registering nonprofit organizations (NPOs) there is no agency responsible for ongoing monitoring.
7. There is a high degree of co-operation among competent authorities in the Cayman Islands in operational matters related to AML/CFT. A wide range of mutual legal assistance is available in criminal matters. Money laundering, terrorist financing and terrorismoffences are extraditable offences. In
This paper focuses on observance of standards and codes on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations for antimoney laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) for the Cayman Islands. The assessment reveals that the Cayman Islands’s legal framework for combating money laundering and terrorism financing is comprehensive. All designated categories of offences enumerated in the FATF 40 Recommendations are predicate offences under the Cayman law. The criminalization of FT is in accordance with FATF requirements. The confiscation regime meets most standards and is effective.
Palau’s detailed assessment report on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) has been examined. Palau has strengthened its AML/CFT legislative framework that has been in place since 2001 with the amendments to the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act of 2001 (MLPCA) and the Financial Institutions Act of 2001, as well as the enactments of the Counter-Terrorism Act of 2007 and the Cash Courier Disclosure Act of 2007. The offense of money laundering is criminalized in the MLPCA.
This paper assesses observance of standards and codes on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations for antimoney laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) for Armenia. The assessment reveals that Armenia has made considerable improvements in its AML/CFT framework in a relatively short timeframe, particularly by replacing the first AML/CFT law, enacted in 2005, with a more comprehensive law, which was passed in 2008. It is also found that the money laundering offence in Armenia is criminalized broadly in line with the international standard.
This report reviews the Observance of Standards and Codes on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism for Cyprus. The report highlights that the Cypriot authorities have demonstrated resolve to reduce the vulnerability of financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professions to money laundering. The Cyprus FIU (MOKAS) and the Central Bank of Cyprus have been particularly active in this respect. Since the Second Round Evaluation, both authorities were reinforced and are now adequately staffed.