MONEYVAL carries out evaluation visit to Liechtenstein

Source: IKR Vaduz 17 September 2021
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MONEYVAL carries out evaluation visit to Liechtenstein

A team of evaluators from the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) carried out an onsite visit to Liechtenstein from 6 to 17 September 2021.

The on-site visit is being held in the framework of a mutual evaluation aimed at assessing jurisdictions' technical compliance and effective implementation of international standards in the area of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), in line with the 2013 Methodology of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

The evaluation team is composed of MONEYVAL experts with a legal, law enforcement and financial background, supported by members of the MONEYVAL Secretariat.

At the opening of the on-site visit the Prime Minister of Liechtenstein, Mr Daniel Risch, emphasized the country’s commitment to combat money laundering, terrorism financing and financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. On 15 September 2021, the evaluation team met with H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois.

The on-site visit included numerous meetings with representatives of Liechtenstein criminal justice and operational agencies, as well as with the financial intelligence and supervisory authorities. Meetings were also held with private sector representatives (e.g. banks, trust and company service providers, insurance companies, casinos, etc.) and representatives from non-profit organisations.

The report is scheduled for discussion and adoption at MONEYVAL’s 63rd Plenary meeting in Spring 2022.