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05 December 2017
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2017, United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation 2017, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2017 and Untied Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulation 2013 (4 December 2017)

05 December 2017
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering(4 December 2017)

05 December 2017
Enforcement News(4 December 2017)

11 October 2017
Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing-Address Verification Requirements (11 Oct 2017)

29 September 2017
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2017, United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015 (Amendment) Regulation 2017, United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015 and United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulation (29 Sep 2017)

29 September 2017
Combating Financing of Weapons of Mass Destruction Activities (29 Sep 2017)

29 September 2017
Gazettal of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) (Amendment) Bill 2017 (29 Sep 2017)

29 September 2017
Combating Terrorist Financing(29 Sep 2017)

24 July 2017
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering(24 July 2017)

24 July 2017
Enforcement News(24 July 2017)

05 May 2017
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, and United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2017 (5 May 2017)

13 April 2017
Record-Keeping Requirements in the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (13 April 2017)

27 March 2017
Enforcement News(27 March 2017)

27 March 2017
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (27 March 2017)

23 January 2017
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Iran) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation and United Nations Sanctions (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—Iran) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation 2016, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2016, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulation, and United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011(23 January 2017)

28 November 2016
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (28 November 2016)

28 November 2016
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2016, United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2016, and United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation 2016 (28 November 2016)

28 November 2016
Enforcement News(28 November 2016)

28 September 2016
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2016, United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2016, United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015 (Amendment) Regulation 2016, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, and US President’s Executive Order 13224 (28 September 2016)

26 July 2016
Enforcement News(26 July 2016)

26 July 2016
Statement issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering(26 July 2016)

28 June 2016
Integrity and Corruption Prevention Guide(28 June 2016)

08 April 2016
Disciplinary Action Guidelines as to the Imposition of a Pecuniary Penalty issued by the Commissioner of Customs & Excise under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Cap. 615)(8 April 2016)

24 March 2016
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (Iran) (Amendment) Regulation 2016, United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2016, and US President's Executive Order 13224 (24 March 2016)

24 March 2016
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering(24 March 2016)

18 January 2016
Notification on Change in Particulars under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance, Chapter 615 (18 January 2016)

29 December 2015
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2015 (Repeal) and United Nations Sanctions (Liberia)(No.2) Regulation 2015, and US President's Executive Order 13224 (29 December 2015)

25 November 2015
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, and US President's Executive Order 13224 (25 November 2015)

25 November 2015
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering(25 November 2015)

12 October 2015
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, and US President's Executive Order 13224 (12 October 2015)

21 August 2015
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (21 August 2015)

21 August 2015
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Iran) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (Côte d’Ivoire) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation 2015, and US President's Executive Order 13224 (21 August 2015)

14 August 2015
Alert to Telephone Scams in Conducting Business (14 August 2015)

22 June 2015
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation, and US President’s Executive Order 13224(22 June 2015)

26 May 2015
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011, and US President’s Executive Order 13224 (26 May 2015)

30 April 2015
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2015, United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2014 (Repeal) Regulation, and US President's Executive Order 13224 (30 April 2015)

27 March 2015
Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing issued by the Commissioner of Customs & Excise under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Cap.615) (27 March 2015)

16 March 2015
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation, and US President's Executive Order 13224 (16 March 2015)

16 March 2015
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (16 March 2015)

18 February 2015
The United Nations Sanctions (Somalia)(Amendment) Regulation 2015 (18 February 2015)

18 February 2015
Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Notice 2015 (18 February 2015)

22 January 2015
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation, United Nations (Côte d’Ivoire) Regulation 2014, United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation, and US President’s Executive Order 13224 (22 January 2015)

15 December 2014
United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (15 December 2014)

24 November 2014
Financial Action Task Force ('FATF') Statement on Iran, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Algeria, Ecuador, Indonesia and Myanmar. FATF Statement on Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance : On-Going Process (24 November 2014)

14 November 2014
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011, United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation, and US President's Executive Order 13224 (14 November 2014)

23 October 2014
United Nations Sanctions (Côte d’Ivoire) Regulation 2014, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2014, and US President’s Executive Order 13224 (23 October 2014)

11 September 2014
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2014, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011, and US President's Executive Order 13224

08 August 2014
United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation and US President's Executive Order 13224

15 July 2014
Statement issued by the Financial Action Task Force, United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulation 2013, and US President's Executive Order 13224

12 June 2014
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation, and United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation

08 May 2014
United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2014, United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2014, and US President’s Executive Order 13224

26 April 2014
Statement in relation to "Bitcoin" and Money Service Operator Licence

15 April 2014
United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2014 and the United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2013 (Repeal) Regulation

21 March 2014
Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks Associated with Virtual Commodities

20 March 2014
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2013, and US President’s Executive Order 13224

20 March 2014
Statement issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

30 January 2014
Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks Associated with Virtual Commodities

09 January 2014
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, and US President's Executive Order 13224

12 November 2013
Statement issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

12 November 2013
United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulation 2013, United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011, United Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulation 2013, and US President's Executive Order 13224

08 October 2013
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2013, United Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulation 2013 and United Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation, and US President’s Executive Order 13224

09 September 2013
United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) (Amendment) Regulation 2013, and United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2013

06 August 2013
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

06 August 2013
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2013, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Cote D'lvoire) Regulation 2013, and US President's Executive Order 13224

09 July 2013
United Nations Sanctions (Iran) (Amendment) Regulation 2013

29 May 2013
Money service operators should put in place policies, procedures and controls to mitigate the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing

22 May 2013
United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2013, United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011, United Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulation, US President's Executive Order 13224

23 April 2013
United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2013, United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2013, and United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2012 (Repeal) Regulation

23 April 2013
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

26 March 2013
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, and US President's Executive Order 13224

26 February 2013
United Nations Sanctions (Iran) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulation, and US President’s Executive Order 13224

29 January 2013
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, and US President's Executive Order 13224

29 November 2012
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance and US President's Executive Order 13224

29 November 2012
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

24 October 2012
United Nations Sanctions (Côte d'Ivoire) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2012, and US President's Executive Order 13224.

14 September 2012
United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012, United Nations Sanctions (Iran) Regulations, United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation, United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) Regulation, and the US President Executive Order 13224

09 August 2012
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

13 July 2012
Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing issued by the Commissioner of Customs & Excise under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Cap.615)

13 July 2012
United Nations Sanctions Ordinance, United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance and US President's Executive Order 13224 (the Executive Order)

29 June 2012
Disciplinary Fining Guideline issued by the Commissioner of Customs & Excise under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Cap.615)

09 May 2012
United Nations Sanctions Ordinance, United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance and US President's Executive Order 13224 (the Executive Order)

27 April 2012
Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering



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