Weekly e-Briefing 7. Korea’s AML/CFT Policy Direction

Korea’s AML/CFT Policy Direction

 Today no country is free from the threats of money laundering and terrorist financing. Countries with weak or inefficient countermeasures attract illicit funds into their financial systems and provide platform for such criminals and terrorists. In order to protect integrity of the Korean financial system, after liberalization of foreign exchange transactions, Korean government has established the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KoFIU) in 2001 within the Financial Services Commission to stand against terrorism and to take effective measures against all of money laundering. Recently KoFIU has been admitted to the Financial Action Task Force, the leading international organization for anti-money-laundering and counter-financing of terrorism.

Last week, at the  FATF Plenary held in Abu Dhabi,  there was reporting on how Korea has been implementing its Action Plan since it became a member of the FATF in October last year.  And, for low-risk financial transactions, it is expected  to see deregulation in anti-money laundering rules as to allow more accessibility to financial services for those at the poverty level. Also, the FSAP, which stands for the Financial Sector Assessment Program run by IMF and IBRD, is planning to include the FATF anti-money laundering standards as part of its essential components. 

Internationally, Korea is playing an increasing role in global efforts to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, and ultimately, to promote the concept of integrity within the financial market. As the chair of the G-20 Summit this Fall in Seoul, Korea is committed to playing a constructive role in ensuring a high-level of compliance among all nations with the global requirement for elevated financial transparency.     Please visit http://www.fsc.go.kr/eng/index.jsp for more details.


About FSC Korea
The Financial Services Commission has been established for the purpose of protecting the integration of Korea’s financial markets by promoting sound credit system and fair business practices. To this end, the FSC serves as a consolidated policy making body for all matters pertaining to supervision of the financial industry as a whole. To raise the efficiency, the posts of the FSC Chairman and the FSS Governor were separated on March 2008 for clear distinction between policy-making and execution of financial market supervision

2 Responses to Weekly e-Briefing 7. Korea’s AML/CFT Policy Direction

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