The Office for the Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity, also known as the Latvian FIU, was formed by law in June 1998. (FIU).
The Latvian FIU receives, records, processes, combines, saves, and analyses information on irregular and suspicious transactions before passing it on to pre-trial investigators and the court.
In 1997, the Republic of Latvia began drafting anti-money laundering laws. The Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing (AML) has undergone several updates in a series of anti-money laundering rules in January 2009.
Latvian authorities are focused on ensuring the robust implementation and application of the new legislative and supervisory framework, as well as monitoring and reviewing strictly its effectiveness.
The government passed a number of normative actions in support of the new anti-money laundering law:
List of Unusual Transactions Indicators and the Procedure for Filing Reports on Unusual and Suspicious Transactions.
Information sharing between local governmental agencies for the Prevention of Proceeds of Criminal Activity.
Applying and maintaining Country and International Organisations' Lists of Persons Suspected of Being Involved in Terrorist Activity.
Coordinating with developing nations, and applying same AML-CFT measures to those imposed by European Union regulatory provisions.
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* This page is intended as general information only and should not be relied on as the sole source of information for your AML obligations and AML program. Please visit your local regulatory authority sites for the latest relevant and full information.