Change to the list of high risk countries for money laundering, terrorist financing and corruption

FATF – EU – High Risk States – Strategic deficiencies – Money laundering – Terrorist financing – Corruption

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Following the FATF’s update of its list of countries under enhanced scrutiny due to deficiencies in the AML/CFT system, Ministerial Order 2022-358 of 6 July 2022 (JDM No. 8599 of 15 July 2022) amending Ministerial Order 2021-703 of 8 November 2021, updates the list of States or territories whose AML/CFT-COR systems are strategically deficient (high-risk States or territories) pursuant to Article 14-1 of Law 1. 362 of 3 August 2009 :

Legend: Supression Addition

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Barbados
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Haiti
  • Cayman Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar/Burma
  • Nicaragua
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

The legal basis for this list is Art. 14-1 of Law 1.362 (created by Law 1.503 of 23 December 2020), which states that:

States or territories whose anti-money laundering, combating the financing of terrorism or corruption systems present strategic deficiencies that pose a significant threat to the proper functioning of the financial system, shall be considered as high risk States or territories.
The list of these States or territories is determined by ministerial order. This ministerial order is published on the website of the Service d’Information et de Contrôle sur les Circuits Financiers.”

Related text:

Decision to place Gibraltar on the list of jurisdictions under enhanced scrutiny and to remove Malta from the list taken by the Financial Action Task Force at its plenary meeting on 14-17 June 2022 in Berlin > Read more here

For the previous modification of the list of high risk countries > See our publication here

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