Money-laundering programs in Tonga

Money-laundering programs in Tonga

Security Environment Update, Attorney General’s Department (AGD), 8 May 2007

AGD’s Anti-Money Laundering Assistance Team is working with Pacific countries to establish systems to combat terrorist financing and money laundering. Over the past year, the Team has provided a variety of technical assistance to Pacific countries including facilitating the establishment of the Solomon Islands’ Financial Intelligence Unit and providing in-country mentoring to its analysts, conducting a workshop for representatives of 14 Pacific Financial Intelligence Units and presenting workshops on anti money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in Tonga and Solomon Islands, and for the judiciary and Bar in Palau.”

Tonga, Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering website

Tonga is currently strengthening its anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism system. Tonga has enacted anti-money laundering laws with respect to narcotic offences and some serious offences. Tonga is in the process of establishing a Financial Intelligence Unit and has a system for reporting suspicious transactions. Tonga has not yet undergone an APG Mutual Evaluation, but will be evaluated as part of the APG’s 2nd Round of Mutual Evaluations.”

Awareness Raising Workshop – National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Attorney General’s Department website, 2006

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) held a workshop on 17 and 18 May 2006 to increase the effectiveness of systems to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. “

See also:

Anti-Money Laundering Assistance Team