European Commission announces new list of high-risk countries

door Ellen Timmer, advocaat ondernemingsrecht @Pellicaan

On 5 May I published my Wtt 2018-consultation comments regarding high-risk countries. Two days later the European Commission announced it has revised the list of high-risk third countries with strategic deficiencies in their regime regarding anti-money laundering (AML) and countering terrorist financing (CTF).

  • Countries which have been listed are: The Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Cambodia, Ghana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama and Zimbabwe.
  • Countries which have been delisted are: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Guyana, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Sri Lanka and Tunisia.

The revised list is not yet in force, it has to be approved by the European Parliament and Council.

 

The new list:

 

More information: EU policy on high-risk third countries.

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