The Financial Action Task Force FATF launched a public consultation on Monday seeking public- and private-sector feedback on pending guidance that would task financial institutions with doing more to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The consultation marks the second such call by the intergovernmental organization, which in July announced planned revisions to its Recommendation 1 and a related Interpretative Note to mandate that would ask countries to identify and assess the proliferation financing risks of other jurisdictions on an ongoing basis, assist competent authorities with addressing such risks and inform financial institutions and other designated businesses of their findings. The guidance would also require banks and other institutions to amend their risk assessments and compliance controls to better identify and report transactions that are potentially linked to arms trafficking. The intergovernmental organization is calling on stakeholders to review the draft and respond to the following questions by 9 April:. Guernsey: Standard Chartered did not check possible link to crime. Bitcoin: UK banks are getting tough on crypto, but money-laundering rules are the real problem.
Implementation of Targeted Sanctions
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How Does Global Trade and Receivables Finance Mitigate against Proliferation Financing?
This study is in an effort to assist and raise awareness among those institutions regulated and supervised by the Commission of the risks of proliferation financing and to assist them in complying with existing legislation. All other definitions are contained in the glossary section. Having reviewed this guidance, regulated and supervised persons may wish to revisit the following areas of their business to consider whether proliferation financing is adequately addressed in the:. In summary, this guidance aims to address the following:. What is proliferation?
Illicit procurement of strategic commodities is an ongoing threat perpetuated by states that operate outside of global nonproliferation norms and agreements. Such countries rely heavily on outside supply to obtain the commodities needed to build or augment covert or sanctioned nuclear, missile, and conventional military programs. Many countries remain at risk for exploitation by state-directed illicit nuclear, missile, and military procurement networks, either by attempts to obtain sensitive and controlled equipment from their territories, or through the use of their territories in other ways, such as points for transshipment of those goods or as proliferation financing hubs.