Mauritius: Auf der Weißen Liste der FATF, EU und OECD

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Die Europäische Kommission hat am 7. Januar 2022 bestätigt, dass Mauritius von der EU-Liste der „Hochrisiko-Drittländer“ gestrichen wurde, nachdem Mauritius Maßnahmen zur Verbesserung seiner Regelungen zur Bekämpfung von Geldwäsche und Terrorismusfinanzierung ergriffen hat.

Mauritius wurde am 21.10.2021 von der Grauen Liste der Financial Action Task Force (FATF) entfernt und steht jetzt auf der Weißen Liste.

Aus dem Protokoll der Kabinettsbeschlüsse:

„Cabinet has taken note of the Public Statement issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) with regard to Mauritius after its Plenary that ended on 21 October 2021, wherein Mauritius’ significant progress in improving its AML/CFT regime has been highlighted. The FATF has indicated that Mauritius has strengthened the effectiveness of its AML/CFT regime and addressed related technical deficiencies to meet the commitments in its action plan regarding the strategic deficiencies identified in February 2020. Mauritius is therefore no longer subject to the FATF’s increased monitoring process. Mauritius will continue to work with ESAAMLG to further improve its AML/CFT system. Cabinet has also taken note of the congratulations extended to Mauritius by several fellow countries upon Mauritius successfully completing the FATF Action Plan ahead of the timelines despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and for the significant progress achieved within the short period of time and, in turn, expressed its special thanks in respect of the technical support lent by international agencies and friendly countries.“

Mauritius steht seit 2018 auf der „weißen Liste“ der OECD. Damit gilt es nicht mehr als unkooperatives Steuergebiet.