Annual Reports

Click on one of the links below to download annual reports:



Vanuatu National Risk Assessment

The Vanuatu National Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Risk Assessment (ML/FT NRA) has been prepared by the Vanuatu government authorities and is a significant outcome in Vanuatu’s anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CTF) program.



GUIDELINES FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

These guidelines were issued by the FIU to outline the requirements of the FTRA Act [Cap.268] to provide practical interpretation of the FTRA, to give examples of good practise and to assist management in developing policies and procedures appropriate to their businesses.


The FIU has released the 2015 Guidelines for Financial Institutions. The updated Guidelines capture the new AML&CTF Act and its Regulations includes practical compliance best practices.



REGISTRATION FORMS

Persons undertaking any of the businesses stated in section 2 of the AML&CTF Act are required to register with the FIU as a first step of compliance. You can download the registration form from the link below:


FIU Press Release

You can download press releases from the links below:



United Nations Financial Sanctions Act

Vanuatu has enacted a new United Nations Financial Sanctions Act in June 2017 that aims to prevent terrorism and impose prohibitions arising from UN Security Council Resolutions and domestic resolutions. The Act outlines a designation process for which prohibitions are placed on persons designated by either the UN Security Council Resolutions or by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu.


Vanuatu FIU is the sanctions secretariat as provided for by the said Act and supports the functions of the newly appointed National Security Advisory Committee that advices the Prime Minister on designation purposes.



United Nations Terrorist Listing

Reporting entities and persons holding properties for or on behalf of any other persons are required to know and understand their customers or properties held in their custody. Should they become aware that their customer is a known or prescribed terrorist or that they hold properties that are terrorist properties, reporting entities and such persons must report the matter to the FIU immediately and not to proceed any further with the transaction.


Reporting entities and members of the public may obtain the list of United Nations Terrorist Listing via this link:



REPORTING FORMS

You can download reporting forms from the links below:


BROCHURES

These brochures describe how your business can help to reduce financial crime and money laundering in Vanuatu.