Vanuatu’s Progress – FATF Grey List

Vanuatu committed to the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing by becoming a founding member
of the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (in short, the APG) in 1997.

2017 Amendments to AML&CTF Acts

This Press Release is intended to inform the reporting entities of the new amendments to the
principle Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML&CTF) Act No. 13 of 2014.


The FIU is governed by the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act. More


The AML&CTF Act places certain obligations on reporting entities. More


The FIU is empowered to enforce compliance implementation on financial institutions. More

About the FIU

The Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit was enacted in September 2000 and is governed by the new Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act No. 13 of 2014. It is a unit within the State Law Office located in the Prime Minister's Complex (next to the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu compound) and managed by the Director of the FIU.

Our Function

Vanuatu FIU's primary functions are intelligence gathering and compliance regulation of financial institutions. The two primary roles are quite distinct but complimentary.

Our Mission

To collect, analyse and disseminate financial information and intelligence to support the detection, investigation and prosecution of money laundering, financing of terrorism and financial/economic crimes.

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The Financial Intelligence Unit is Vanuatu's national agency responsible for the receipt, analysis, assessment and dissemination to competent authorities disclosures of financial information to counter money laundering, terrorism financing and suspected proceeds of crime.

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