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Anti-money laundering

NEWS

External updates

Subject

Issue Date

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2021  (EnglishChinese) 09/07/2021

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statements regarding high-risk jurisdictions

30/06/2021

Gazetted list of terrorists and terrorist associates designated by the United Nations Security Council, published pursuant to the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance (Cap. 575)  (EnglishChinese)

  • related UNSC press release - SC/14555 on 17 June 2021
  • Past government notices under Cap. 575 and related UNSC press releases can be found on the Security Bureau website (English/ Chinese)
18/06/2021

List of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation (Cap. 537CB)

  • related UNSC press release - SC/14555 on 17 June 2021
18/06/2021
Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2021  (EnglishChinese)  28/05/2021

List of individuals and entities published under section 43 of the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2019 (Cap.537CF)  (EnglishChinese)

  • related UNSC press release - SC/14509 on 29 April 2021
30/04/2021

List of individuals and entities published under section 31 of the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2019 (Cap. 537CI)

06/04/2021

List of individuals and entities published under section 30 of the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2019 (Cap. 537CI)

06/04/2021

List of individuals and entities published under section 33 of the United Nations Sanctions (Central Africa Republic) Regulation 2020 (Cap. 537CM)  (EnglishChinese)

  • related UNSC press release - SC/14485 on 5 April 2021
06/04/2021

Gazetted list of relevant persons published under section 31 of the United Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulation 2013 (Cap. 537 sub. leg. BF) (English/ Chinese)

  • related UNSC press release - SC/14459 on 5 March 2021
09/03/2021

List of individuals and entities published under section 29 of the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019  (Cap. 537CG)

 

  • related UNSC press release - SC/14455 on 26 February 2021
27/02/2021

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statements regarding high-risk jurisdictions

25/02/2021

Gazetted list of terrorists and terrorist associates designated by the United Nations Security Council, published pursuant to the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance (Cap. 575)  (EnglishChinese)

  • related UNSC press release - SC/14446 on 23 February 2021 
24/02/2021

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2021   (EnglishChinese) 

11/02/2021

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2020 (Amendment) Regulation 2020   (EnglishChinese)

  • United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2020 (EnglishChinese)
13/11/2020

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Mali) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2020  (EnglishChinese)

  • United Nations Sanctions (Mali) Regulation 2019 (EnglishChinese)
13/11/2020

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statements regarding high-risk jurisdictions

09/11/2020

List of individuals and entities published under section 29 of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2019 (Cap.537CJ)  (EnglishChinese)

  • related UNSC press release - SC/14343 on 2 November 2020
03/11/2020

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2020  (English/ Chinese)

  • Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2019  (EnglishChinese)
11/09/2020

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2020  (English/ Chinese)

  • Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation 2019  (EnglishChinese)
11/09/2020

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statements regarding high-risk jurisdictions

30/06/2020

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2020  (EnglishChinese)  15/05/2020
Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2020  (EnglishChinese) 15/05/2020

List of individuals and entities published under section 31 of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulation (Cap. 537AE)  (EnglishChinese) 

12/05/2020

Updated sanctions list published pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2127 concerning the Central African Republic by UNSC

  • related UNSC press release - SC/14179 on 5 May 2020
06/05/2020

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2020  (English/ Chinese)

20/03/2020

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statements regarding high-risk jurisdictions

26/02/2020

Lists of individuals and entities published under section 15 of the United Nations Sanctions (Mali) Regulation 2019 (Cap.537CL)  (English/ Chinese) 16/01/2020

Lists of individuals and entities published under section 33 of the United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation 2019  (Cap. 537CK) (EnglishChinese)

25/10/2019

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statements regarding high-risk jurisdictions

18/10/2019

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2019  (EnglishChinese)

12/07/2019

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015 (Repeal) Regulation  (EnglishChinese)

12/07/2019

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statements regarding high-risk jurisdictions

21/06/2019

List of individuals and entities published under section 29 of the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019  (Cap.537CG)

29/03/2019

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2019  (EnglishChinese)

29/03/2019

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Repeal) Regulation  (EnglishChinese)

29/03/2019

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019  (English/ Chinese)

29/03/2019

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation  (EnglishChinese)

29/03/2019

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation  (EnglishChinese)

29/03/2019

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statements regarding high-risk jurisdictions

25/02/2019

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2018  (EnglishChinese) 

21/12/2018

Gazettal of the United Nations Sanctions (Mali) Regulation 2018  (EnglishChinese)

21/12/2018

Gazetted list published pursuant to the United Nations Sanctions (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—Iran) Regulation (Cap. 537 sub.leg. BV)  (EnglishChinese- relating to financing of proliferation (of weapons of mass destruction)

2/12/2016

For the scope of specific sanctions, see the relevant regulations (subsidiary legislation) under the United Nations Sanctions Ordinance (Cap. 537)

For other current lists, see: Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) - United Nations Sanctions

 

 

AML guidance, support and Institute updates

Subject

Issue Date

Best Practices on Beneficial Ownership for Legal Persons
24/10/2019

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Guidance for a Risk-based Approach for:

26/06/2019

Financial Reporting and Auditing Alert (Issue No. 26) - Monitoring of AML compliance

16/10/2018

Anti-money laundering procedures manual for accountants

  • The Manual is now available for purchase in person at the Institute’s Member Services Counter on 27th Floor, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

30/06/2018

Hong Kong Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Report 30/04/2018

Guidelines on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing for Professional Accountants

(These guidelines form part of the code of ethics)

28/02/2018

 

Other Useful Links

 

Members may also refer to the following websites for statements/circulars on anti-money laundering matters: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archive Material


No. Subject Issue Date
Issue 060 - 211

TechWatch

- archived notices on combating money laundering/terrorist financing under the section heading 'Legislation & Other Initiatives'

Sep 2007 - May 2020
AMLB1 (revised) Requirements on Anti-Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorist Financing and Related Matters 2/4/2015
Supplement to AMLB1 (revised) Frequently Asked Questions on Suspicious Transaction Reporting 7/5/2015
- Technical Bulletin - Drug Trafficking (Recovery of Proceeds) Ordinance 1989 7/8/1990
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