The Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit was enacted in September 2000 and initially governed by the Financial Transaction Reporting Act [CAP 268] until it was replaced by The new Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML&CTF) 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.

It is a specialised Unit created as Vanuatu's national agency responsible for the receipt, analysis, assessment and dissemination of information and intelligences relating to suspected money laundering, terrorist financing and other serious criminal activities to Vanuatu law enforcement agencies as well as international law enforcement agencies.

The Unit is also tasked to regulate compliance and conduct compliance examinations of all financial institutions in Vanuatu as required by the AML&CTF.


member FIU staff (2019): Back row (l-r) Mr. Roy Albert SAMUEL (Compliance Officer); Mr. John Hudson MERAH (Enforcement Officer); Ms. Agnes WILLIE (Data Input Officer); Mr. Metson MARKSON (Financial Analyst); Mr. Apollo JACQUES (Compliance Officer); Middle row (l-r) Mrs. Kella BAHA (Compliance Officer); Ms. Denzelle TIGONA (Sanctions Officer); Mr. Mackenzie BANI (Compliance Officer); Ms. Viniana BANI (Compliance Officer); Ms. Lenisha VARI (Financial Analyst); Front row (l-r) Mr. Josiah KUATPEN (Senior Intelligence Officer); Ms. Kirsty TAVOA (Senior Compliance Officer); Mr. Floyd Ray MERA (Director); Mr. Teddy GARAE (Senior Compliance Officer).