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Title: Circular No. (9) of 2019 Regarding the Countries Which Do Not or Insufficiently Apply the Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Date Publish 27 June 2019


"Circular to All Licensed Persons"

Chairman of the Board of Directors 
Greetings,

We would like to draw your attention to the provisions of Article (3-39) of Module Sixteen "Anti-Money Laundering & Combating the Financing of Terrorism" of the Executive Bylaws of Law No. (7) of 2010 Regarding the Establishment of the Capital Markets Authority and Regulating Securities Activities and their amendments, pursuant to Resolution No. (72) of 2015 issued on 9/11/2015 which stipulate that “A Licensed Person must scrutinize and pay attention to business relationships or transactions  with  clients  or  financial  institutions  from  countries  which  do  not  or  insufficiently  apply  the  FATF  recommendations.  Where the Authority advises the Licensed Person that such country insufficiently applies the FATF recommendations, the Licensed Person shall treat all business relationships and transactions from that county as high risk and shall apply the measures set out in Article (3-19) of this Chapter.”

Accordingly, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has updated the list of countries which do not or insufficiently apply the FATF recommendations in its recent meeting held in June 2019.

The CMA is keen to play its role as stipulated in the above mentioned Article, therefore you are requested to visit the FATF website (http://www.fatf-gafi.org) for the updated list of countries not applying or insufficiently applying the FATF recommendations in order to comply with the provisions of Article No. (3-39) of Module Sixteen "Anti-Money Laundering & Combating the Financing of Terrorism".          

Othman Al-Issa 
Issues on: 26/06/2019

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