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Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units

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The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units is an informal international network of financial intelligence units (FIUs).

History

The Group was formed in 1995, and took its name from the palace in Brussels where the meeting took place. In early 2008, with the support of the Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister of Canada, and FINTRAC, the Canadian FIU, the Egmont Group established its Secretariat in Toronto, Canada.[1]

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

FIUs are national centers to collect information on suspicious or unusual financial activity from the financial industry and other entities or professions required to report transactions suspicious of being money laundering or terrorism financing. FIUs are normally not law enforcement agencies; their mission is to process analyze the information received. If sufficient evidence of unlawful activity is found, the matter is passed to the public prosecution.

The Egmont Group defined 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: (i) concerning suspected proceeds of crime and potential financing of terrorism, or (ii) required by national legislation or regulation, in order to counter money laundering and terrorism financing.

Purpose

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.

List of Member FIUs

  • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Afghanistan
  • Drejtoria e Pergjithshme e Parandalimit ter Pastrimit te Parave (DPPPP) General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering (GDPML)
  • Algeria Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Unitat de Prevenció del Blanqueig (UPB)Money Laundering Prevention Unit
  • Money Laundering Reporting Authority (MLRA)
  • Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy
  • Unidad de Información Financiera (UIF)
  • Financial Monitoring Center (FMC)
  • Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties (MOT-Aruba) Reporting Center for Unusual Transactions
  • Australian Transaction Report & Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
  • Bundeskriminalamt (A-FIU)
  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU)[3]
  • Anti-Money Laundering Unit (AMLU)
  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Departament Finansovogo Monitoringa Komiteta Gosudarstvenogo Kontrolya Respubliki Belarus, Financial Monitoring Centre
  • Cellule de Traitement des Informations Financières / Cel voor Financiële Informatieverwerking (CTIF-CFI)
  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Financial Intelligence Agency - Bermuda (FIA)
  • Bolivia Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Financial Intelligence Department (FID)
  • Conselho de Controle de Atividades Financeira (COAF)
  • Financial Investigation Agency (FIA)
  • Financial Intelligence Directorate of National Security Agency (FID)
  • Burkina Faso Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada/ Centre d'analyse des opérations et déclarations financières du Canada (FINTRAC/CANAFE)
  • Financial Reporting Authority (CAYFIN)
  • Unidad de Análisis Financiero (UAF)
  • de Informacion y Analisis Financiero (UIAF)
  • Cook Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (CIFIU)
  • Unidad de Análisis Financiero (UAF) Instituto Costarricense sobre Drogas (ICD)
  • Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO)
  • FIU Curaçao - Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties (MOT)/Unusual Transactions Reporting Centre
  • Unit for Combating Money Laundering (MOKAS)
  • Financní analytický útvar (FAU – CR)Financial Analytical Unit
  • Hvidvasksekretariatet Stadsadvokaten for Særlig Økonomisk Kriminalitet / Hvidvasksekretariatet (HVIDVASK) State Prosecutor for Serious Economic Crime / Money Laundering Secretariat
  • Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Egyptian Money Laundering Combating Unit (EMLCU)
  • Unidad de Investigacion Financiera
  • Money Laundering Information Bureau
  • Financial Intelligence Unit, Reserve Bank of Fiji
  • RAP Keskusrikospoliisi / Rahanpesun selvittelykeskus National Bureau of Investigation / Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Traitement du renseignement et action contre les circuits financiers clandestins (TRACFIN)
  • Financial Monitoring Service of Georgia (FMS)
  • Zentralstelle für Verdachtsanzeigen – Financial Intelligence Unit, BKA.de(English language website)
  • Gibraltar Co-ordinating Centre for Criminal Intelligence and Drugs - Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit (GCID GFIU)
  • Hellenic Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Commission (HAMLC)
  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Intendencia de Verificación Especial (IVE) Special Verification Intendency
  • Financial Intelligence Service (FIS)
  • Unidad de Informacion Financiera (UIF)
  • Joint Financial Intelligence Unit (JFIU)
  • Central Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Hungarian Customs & Finance Guard Hungarian Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Ríkislögreglustjórinn (RLS) Unit of Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime
  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-IND)
  • Pusat Pelaporan dan Analisis Transaksi Keuangan (PPATK) Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (INTRAC)
  • An Garda Síochána / Bureau of Fraud Investigation (MLIU)
  • Financial Crime Unit (FCU – IOM)
  • Israel Money Laundering Prohibition Authority (IMPA)
  • Banca d’Italia — Unità di Informazione Finanziaria (UIF)
  • Japan Financial Intelligence Center (JAFIC)
  • Jersey States of Jersey Police - Joint Financial Crimes Unit
  • Financial Intelligence Service of the Kyrgyz Republic (FIS)
  • Kontroles dienests, Noziedîgi iegûto lîdzeklu legalizâcijas novçrsanas dienests (KD) Control Service - Office for Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity
  • Special Investigation Commission (SIC) Fighting Money Laundering
  • Einheit für Finanzinformationen (EFFI)
  • Financial Crime Investigation Service (FCIS)
  • Cellule de Renseignement Financier (FIU-LUX)
  • Gabinete de Informação Financeira (GIF) Financial Intelligence Office
  • Ministerstvo za Finansii-Direkcija za Sprecuvanje na Perenje Pari/Money Laundering Prevention Directorate (MLPD)
  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-Malawi)
  • Unit Perisikan Kewangan, Bank Negara Malaysia (UPWBNM)
  • Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU)
  • Domestic Financial Intelligence Unit (DFIU)
  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera (UIF)
  • Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering
  • Service for Information and Monitoring of Financial Networks (SICFIN)
  • Financial Information Unit of Mongolia (FIU-Mongolia)
  • Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering
  • Financial Intelligence Unit – Nederland (FIU-Netherlands)
  • NZ Police Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU)
  • Niue Financial Intelligence Unit
  • ØKOKRIM / EFE - Enheten for finansiell etteretning The National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime - The Money Laundering Unit
  • Unidad de Análisis Financiero (UAF-SEPRELAD)
  • Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera del Peru (UIF)
  • Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC)
  • Generalny Inspektor Informacji Finansowej (GIIF) General Inspector of Financial Information
  • Unidade de Informação Financeira (UIF)
  • Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU)
  • Korea Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Administration for the Preventing of Money Laundering
  • Unidad de Analisis Financiero (UAF)
  • National Office for the Prevention and Control of Money Laundering
  • Federal Service for Financial Monitoring
  • Agenzia di Informazione Finanziaria (AIF) Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA)
  • Saudi Arabia Financial Investigation Unit (SAFIU)
  • Cellule Nationale de Traitement des Informations Financières National Financial Intelligence Processing Unit (CENTIF)
  • Seychelles Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Suspicious Transaction Reporting Office (STRO)
  • Spravodajská jednotka finacnej polície Úradu boja proti organizovanej kriminalite (SJFP UBPOK) Financial Intelligence Unit of the Bureau of Organised Crime
  • Urad RS za Preprecevanje Pranja Denarja Ministrstvo za Finance/Office for Money Laundering Prevention (OMLP)
  • Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC)
  • Servicio Ejecutivo de la Comisión de Prevención de Blanqueo de Capitales e Infracciones Monetarias (SEPBLAC)
  • Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Financial Intelligence Agency
  • Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Finanspolisen Rikskriminalpolisen (FIPO) National Criminal Intelligence Service, Financial Unit (NFIS)
  • 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)
  • Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Commission (CMLC)
  • Money Laundering Prevention Center
  • Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO)
  • Togo Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Trinidad and Tobago Financial Intelligence Unit[3]
  • Mali Suçlari Arastirma Kurulu (MASAK) Financial Crimes Investigation Board
  • Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Financial Crime Unit
  • State Committee for Financial Monitoring
  • Anti Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • Autorità di Informazione Finanziaria (AIF)[3][4]
  • Unidad Nacional de Inteligencia Financiera (UNIF)

See also

References

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  3. ^ a b c d e f g h
  4. ^

External links

  • Official website
  • fincen.gov
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