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HKMA issues 2022 Risk Assessment Report

Our Ref.: B10/1C B1/15C 8 July 2022 The Chief Executive All Authorized Institutions Dear Sir/Madam, Hong Kong Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Report 2022 (2022 HRA) I am writing to inform you that the Government published today (8 July 2022) the captioned report, which can be found at […]

HKMA issues RegTech case studies and insights report

21 Jan 2021 AML/CFT Regtech: Case Studies and Insights The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published today (21 January 2021) a report titled “AML/CFT Regtech: Case Studies and Insights” highlighting the opportunities that Regtech offers to transform the effectiveness and efficiency of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) efforts, […]

OFAC issues 2019 Terrorist Assets Report

The annual Terrorist Assets Report is out. Some highlights: From Exhibit A (blocked funds from SDGTS and FTOs) Total blocked funds increased from $46.2MM to $63.1MM ($16.9MM increase). However, that is largely to “Other” funds rising from $9.3MM to $32.1MM ($22.8MM increase) Notable increases: Hizballah funds almost doubled ($11.6MM to […]

Takes almost a year to make this report?

Second Quarter FY2019 Report for Licensing Activities Undertaken Pursuant to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) 2nd quarter runs from January to March…. as per OFAC: Under the procedures established in its TSRA-related regulations, OFAC processes license applications requesting authorization to export agricultural commodities, medicine, […]

Is it all worth it? GAO gives us some ideas…

Earlier this month, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report entitled “Economic Sanctions: Agencies Assess Impacts on Targets, and Studies Suggest Several Factors Contribute to Sanctions’ Effectiveness.” (Whew!) Here’s the lead “What GAO Found” section”: The Departments of the Treasury (Treasury), State (State), and Commerce (Commerce) each undertake […]

OFAC posts the latest TSRA Report

Eighth Biennial Report for Licensing Activities Undertaken Pursuant to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) 8/19/2019 OFAC has released a Biennial Report of Licensing Activities pursuant to Section 906(c) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA), covering activities undertaken by the Treasury […]