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AML/CFT-related Circulars

Regulations / Guidance

DateRegulations/Guidance
29 Sep 2016 Frequently Asked Questions on Customer Due Diligence
8 Sep 2016 De-risking and Financial Inclusion
18 Mar 2016 United Nations Security Council Resolution concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Combating Financing of Weapons of Mass Destruction Activities
19 Feb 2016 Basel Committee on Banking Supervision revised the “General guide to account opening”
31 Mar 2015 Guidance Paper on Anti-Money Laundering Controls over Tax Evasion
Encl. Guidance Paper
27 Mar 2015 Amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance and Guideline
23 Jan 2015 Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Notice 2015
30 Dec 2014 AML/CFT web page and revised approach to inform AIs of updates to the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance and United Nations Sanctions Ordinance
19 Dec 2014 FATF Risk-Based Approach Guidance for the Banking Sector and Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment
13 Nov 2014 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in the US
30 Apr 2014 Risks associated with virtual commodities
10 Feb 2014 Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's Paper on “Sound management of risks related to money laundering and financing of terrorism”
9 Jan 2014 Risks associated with virtual commodities
16 Dec 2013 Guidance Paper on Transaction Screening, Transaction Monitoring and Suspicious Transaction Reporting
19 Aug 2013 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in the U.S.
7 Jun 2013 Tax Evasion
5 Apr 2013 Combating Financing of Weapons of Mass Destruction Activities
13 Jul 2012 Amendments to the Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing
29 May 2012 Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act
27 Mar 2012 Frequently Asked Questions on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance
27 Jan 2012 Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing
29 Nov 2011 Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act
8 Jul 2011 Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance
29 Oct 2010 Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Bill
9 Jul 2010 Amendments to Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering and Supplement to the Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
8 Feb 2010 Guidance Paper on Cover Payment Messages Related to Cross-border Wire Transfers
28 Jan 2010 Account Opening for Ethnic Minorities
10 Dec 2009 Second Consultation on Enhancement of AML Regulatory Regime for Financial Sectors
17 Jul 2009 Race Discrimination Ordinance and Amendments to Supplement to Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
14 Jul 2009 Consultation on Enhancement of AML Regulatory Regime for Financial Sectors
23 Dec 2008 Risk Classification of Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs)
4 Jul 2008 Guidance Paper - Good Practices on Transaction Monitoring
25 Jun 2008 Decision of the Council of the European Union 2008/475/EC
31 Mar 2008 Guidance Papers on Customer Due Diligence Process for Offshore Companies and Address Proof for Personal Customers
13 Nov 2007 Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing - Guidance Paper on Politically Exposed Persons
13 Nov 2007 Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing – Amendments to the Supplement to the Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
21 Jun 2007 Supplement to the Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
20 Dec 2006 Amendments to Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance
1 Dec 2006 Supplement to the Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
6 Oct 2006 Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Re: Approach to Formalising Use of Supervisory Measures
25 Sep 2006 Combating Financing of Weapons of Mass Destruction Activities
14 Nov 2005 Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Activities
5 Oct 2005 Risk-Based Classification of Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs)
16 Sep 2005 Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act
30 Jun 2005 Self-Assessment of Compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Requirements
17 Sep 2004 US Executive Order and USA PATRIOT Act
2 Jul 2004 Anti-money laundering checks on customers from NCCTs
25 Jun 2004 Supplement to the Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
8 Jun 2004 Supplement to the Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
13 Aug 2003 Supplement to the Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
31 Mar 2003 Supplement to the Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
10 Sep 2002 The fight against terrorist financing
7 Jun 2002 Guidance in detecting terrorist financing
26 Nov 2001 Further guidance on controls against money laundering
17 Oct 2001 Terrorist Financing
26 Sep 2001 Prevention of Money Laundering
20 Sep 2001 Money Laundering
18 Sep 2001 Money Laundering
21 Dec 2000 Guideline on Prevention of Money Laundering
9 Jan 1998 Money laundering -- reporting of suspicious transactions


Statements / Updates from Financial Action Task Force or Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering*

DateStatements
7 Mar 2017 Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
15 Nov 2016 Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering
13 Jul 2016 Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
4 Mar 2016 Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
4 Nov 2015 Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering
8 Jul 2015 Statements issued by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
13 Mar 2015 Statements issued by Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
31 Oct 2014 Statements issued by Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering
4 Jul 2014 Statements issued by Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
25 Feb 2014 Statements issued by Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
1 Nov 2013 Statements issued by Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
27 Jun 2013 Statements issued by Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
21 Mar 2013 Statements issued by Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

 

* Circulars issued before 1 January 2013 can be found under “Guidelines & Circulars” in this website


Training & Seminars

DateTraining&Seminars
26 Aug 2016 Anti-Money Laundering Seminars 2016
Encl. 1  Seminar Details
Encl. 2  Registration Form
Seminar material 1:  Circular on De-risking and Feedback from Recent AML/CFT Examinations
Seminar material 2:  Banking Sector Feedback on Suspicious Transaction Reports
Seminar material 3:  Supervision on Money Service Operators (English)
Seminar material 4:  Supervision on Money Service Operators (Chinese)
21 Jan 2016 Regulatory Update on AML/CFT - Understanding Source of Wealth Requirements (Presentation Material)
7 Oct 2015 Anti-Money Laundering Seminars 2015
Encl.  Registration Form for Anti-Money Laundering Seminars 2015
Seminar material 1:  Feedback from recent AML and CFT examinations
Seminar material 2:  Hong Kong’s ML and TF Risk Assessment
Seminar material 3:  Institutional Risk Assessment – Observation and Common Deficiencies
13 Aug 2014 Anti-Money Laundering Seminars 2014
Seminar material 1: Recent Regulatory Developments on AML/CFT
Seminar material 2: Banking Sector Feedback - Suspicious Transaction Reports
Seminar material 3: Trade-based AML Controls
2 May 2014 Anti-Money Laundering Seminars
Seminar material 1: AML Update - Strengthening Controls
Seminar material 2: AML/CFT Obligations
17 Sep 2013 Anti-Money Laundering Seminars 2013
Encl. 1 Registration Form for Anti-Money Laundering Seminars 2013
Seminar material 1: Ensuring Effective AML/CFT Controls (Tax Evasion) (28 and 30 October)
Seminar material 2: AML & Tax Evasion (28 October)
Seminar material 3: Tax Evasion in Hong Kong (28 October)
Seminar material 4: AML & Tax Evasion (30 October)
Seminar material 5: Tax Evasion in Hong Kong (30 October)
25 Apr 2013 Supervisory Measures following Seminars on Anti-Money Laundering
Annex A - Seminar materials for 12 April 2013
Annex B - Seminar materials for 22 and 23 April 2013
17 Aug 2012 Anti-Money Laundering Seminars 2012
Encl. 1 Programme on 20 September 2012 (Thursday)
Encl. 2 Registration Form for Anti-Money Laundering Seminars 2012
Seminar material 1: Common Deficiencies in Transaction Monitoring & Suspicious Transaction Reporting
Seminar material 2: Suspicious Transaction Report Trends and Quality Improvement
Seminar material 3: Politically Exposed Persons - Risks and Case Studies
Seminar material 4: Measures for Politically Exposed Persons
30 Dec 2011 Workshops on the Guideline for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance
19 Oct 2011 Anti-Money Laundering Seminar 2011
Seminar material 1: Common AML Deficiencies Identified during On-Site Examinations
Seminar material 2: Joint Financial Intelligence Unit
Seminar material 3: Managing the Risk of Law Enforcement Requests and Court Orders
20 Aug 2010 Anti-Money Laundering Seminar 2010
Seminar material 1: FATF Updates, Common AML Exam Deficiencies & AML Supplement Amendments
Seminar material 2: Suspicious Transaction Reporting
23 Mar 2009 Anti-Money Laundering Seminar
16 Dec 2008 Anti-Money Laundering Seminar
7 May 2007 Anti-Money Laundering Seminar
25 Aug 2006 Executive Briefing Session on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
21 Jul 2006 Anti-Money Laundering Seminar
11 Aug 2005 Anti-Money Laundering Seminar for Compliance Officers
Last revision date: 7 March 2017
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