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A Politically Exposed Person (PEP) is an individual that holds a position or role within a government body or an international organisation such as NGO’s, charities, not for profits, etc. Family members and close relatives associated with the individuals are also classified as PEPs.
PEPs commonly hold the ability to budget and spend funds, approve grants, and supervise procurement processes, making them vulnerable to bribery, corruption and committing fraud. For this reason, companies need to screen individuals, during their onboarding process, known as the Know Your Customer (KYC) process, to identify and manage the risk associated with taking the customer onboard. Examples of individuals that can be classified as a PEPs include:
Companies, as part of their AML/CTF program, are obligated to outline the process they use to help identify and assess the risk of PEPs with whom they deal.
Sanctions are a measure imposed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and government bodies, worldwide, to restrict the activities that a sanctioned country might be participating in. Restrictions are imposed on, but not limited to, countries, individuals, and companies.
Business entities must ensure that they have a sanctions program in place that screens against the appropriate data sources to ensure that they adhere to sanctions placed on individuals, companies and the countries in which they are located. Once identified as sanctioned, the business must cease to provide the sanctioned goods or services to the individual or company, then report their findings to the relevant governing body. Failure to cease activities with the sanctioned individual or company is classified as a criminal offence and may result in penalties for the non-compliant business.