On 23 April 2020, the CLEP Project organised a webinar for representatives of notaries and real estate sector on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) compliance requirements. The event was organised in cooperation with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Republic of Moldova, taking into account the relevant findings and recommendations provided in MONEYVAL's Fifth Round Mutual Evaluation Report for the Republic of Moldova. The workshop raised awareness of key provisions stated in the FIU’s guidelines on AML/CFT mechanisms for the real estate sector. The participants had an opportunity to clarify the AML/CFT requirements for the real estate transactions and red flag indicators. During the webinar, the Council of Europe expert presented main elements of an effective compliance program and risk based approach specific to the sector. Typologies and case studies relevant for the real estate sector were also addressed during the event. The webinar was attended by eleven participants.
Considering the current restrictive measures related to COVID-19 in the Republic of Moldova the training was organized using an online platform which supported the timely organization of the event and a good interaction among participants and CoE experts.