Kuwait

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  • 24 Jun 2011

    Mutual Evaluation of the State of Kuwait There is currently no evidence of significant money laundering and no major terrorist activity has been recorded in the State of Kuwait. However, Kuwait’s financial sector is growing rapidly and thus may create a potential environment for such activities. The assessment team for this evaluation, composed of staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), concluded that the Kuwaiti AML/CFT framework had some deficiencies: terrorist financing is currently not criminalised, the money laundering offence does not cover all serious predicate offences, the Kuwaiti financial intelligence unit (KFIU) has not been established as an independent agency carrying out all core functions set out by the FATF standards, and there are shortcomings in the AML/CFT supervisory framework for some financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professions DNFBPs.
  • 24 Jun 2011

    Outcomes of the Joint Plenary meeting of the FATF and GAFISUD, Mexico City, 22-24 June 2011 The Chairman's summary provides an overview of the major FATF decisions of the Joint Plenary meeting of the FATF and GAFISUD, during which the FATF issued a statement on the progress made by Argentina, and the mutual evaluation reports for the State of Kuwait and the Sultanate of Oman were adopted.
  • 21 Jun 2013

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going process - 21 June 2013 As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.
  • 27 Feb 2015

    Outcomes of the Plenary meeting of the FATF, Paris, 25-27 February 2015 During the second Plenary meeting under the Australian Presidency, the FATF issued a statement on FATF action on terrorist finance, and adopted a report on the financing of terrorist organisation Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ISIL. The FATF Plenary discussed the mutual evaluation reports for Australia and Belgium, and updated its statements concerning high-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions.
  • 22 Feb 2013

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going process - 22 February 2013 As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.
  • 18 Oct 2013

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going Process, 18 October 2013 As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.
  • 19 Oct 2012

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 19 October 2012 As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.
  • 24 Oct 2014

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process – 24 October 2014 The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic weaknesses in their anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) framework. These countries have developed an action plan with the FATF to address these AML/CTF weaknesses. FATF congratulates Argentina, Cuba, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Turkey for the strategic progress made in addressing the AML/CFT deficiencies earlier identified by the FATF.
  • 27 Jun 2014

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 27 June 2014 The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic weaknesses in their anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) framework. These countries have developed an action plan with the FATF to address these AML/CTF weaknesses. The FATF recognised that Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal and Tanzania made significant progress in improving their AML/CTF regime and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.
  • 27 Feb 2015

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process – 27 February 2015 The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. The FATF recognised that Albania, Cambodia, Kuwait, Namibia, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Zimbabwe have made significant progress in improving their AML/CFT regime and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.
  • 25 Jun 2012

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 22 June 2012 As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.
  • 14 Feb 2014

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 14 February 2014 The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. The FATF recognised that Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh and Vietnam have made significant progress in improving their AML/CFT regime and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.

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Ratings

Effectiveness

Ratings that reflect the extent to which a country's measures are effective. The assessment is conducted on the basis of 11 immediate outcomes, which represent key goals that an effective AML/CFT system should achieve.

Russian Federation Mutual Evaluation - 2019

IO1
SE
IO2
SE
IO3
ME
IO4
ME
IO5
SE
IO6
HE
IO7
ME
IO8
SE
IO9
HE
IO10
ME
IO11
ME

Technical Compliance

definition

Ratings which reflect the extent to which a country has implemented the technical requirements of the FATF Recommendations.

C = compliant   |   LC = largely compliant     |   PC = partially compliant   |   NC = non-compliant

Russian Federation Mutual Evaluation - 2019

R.1 - Assessing risk & applying risk-based approach
LC
R.2 - National cooperation and coordination
C
R.3 - Money laundering offence
LC
R.4 - Confiscation and provisional measures
LC
R.5 - Terrorist financing offence
LC
R.6 - Targeted financial sanctions related to terrorism & terrorist financing
PC
R.7 - Targeted financial sanctions related to proliferation
PC
R.8 - Non-profit organisations
LC
R.9 - Financial institution secrecy laws
C
R.10 - Customer due diligence
LC
R.11 - Record keeping
LC
R.12 - Politically exposed persons
PC
R.13 - Correspondent banking
LC
R.14 - Money or value transfer services
LC
R.15 - New technologies
C
R.16 - Wire transfers
PC
R.17 - Reliance on third parties
LC
R.18 - Internal controls and foreign branches and subsidiaries
LC
R.19 - Higher-risk countries
LC
R.20 - Reporting of suspicious transactions
C
R.21 - Tipping-off and confidentiality
LC
R.22 - DNFBPs: Customer due diligence
LC
R.23 - DNFBPs: Other measures
LC
R.24 - Transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons
LC
R.25 - Transparency and beneficial ownership of legal arrangements
PC
R.26 - Regulation and supervision of financial institutions
LC
R.27 - Powers of supervisors
LC
R.28 - Regulation and supervision of DNFBPs
LC
R.29 - Financial intelligence units
C
R.30 - Responsibilities of law enforcement and investigative authorities
LC
R.31 - Powers of law enforcement and investigative authorities
C
R.32 - Cash couriers
LC
R.33 - Statistics
C
R.34 - Guidance and feedback
LC
R.35- Sanctions
LC
R.36 - International instruments
LC
R.37 - Mutual legal assistance
LC
R.38 - Mutual legal assistance: freezing and confiscation
LC
R.39 - Extradition
LC
R.40 - Other forms of international cooperation
LC