The joint EU/Council of Europe Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo (PECK II) organized a two-day training on the role of Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) in relation to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) that took place on 16 and 17 May 2017 in Pristina.
The training targeted majority of local DNFBPs which according to the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism include inter alia real estate agents and brokers, lawyers, notaries, accountants, auditors and tax advisers, dealers in precious metals and dealers in precious stones. Members of the Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo (SCAAK), Chamber of Lawyers, Chamber of Notaries, relevant NGOs and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) took part in this training session.
Participants had the chance to hear from the Council of Europe expert about the international AML/CFT standards, domestic legislative requirements, risks and vulnerabilities typical for specific categories of DNFBPs. Through presentations and case studies sector representatives discussed with the Council of Europe expert current trends and methods of ML/TF, risk management, identification of red flags and compliance.
This training is part of PECK II Project to strengthen capacities of FIU and other related institutions in the AML/CFT area.