CENTIF is in the process of translating relevant laws into English but also foresees challenges in travel to Egmont meetings and participation in English language proceedings.
CENTIF is under-resourced, and agents within its office and other law enforcement offices are reassigned to new jurisdictions and new disciplines after training investments.
is open to exchanging information on a reciprocity basis with counterpart FIUs.
In the three years since CENTIF
was organized, there have been no successful prosecutions for AML/CFT violations.
According to critics, this law allows a level of protection for white collar offenders and dignitaries targeted by CENTIF
, and violates the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) legislation required to be in force among all members.
For example, the Department of Treasury provided funds for the training of CENTIF
The GOT should ensure the new CENTIF
has adequate resources and authority to fulfill its responsibilities.
reportedly does not share or disseminate information or financial intelligence to law enforcement.
AML Law 06-066 allows Mali's CENTIF
to share information with foreign FIUs on the condition of reciprocity and analogous requirements in regard to professional secrecy.
Other than the authority granted to CENTIF
by the AML law, the GOCI has neither adopted laws nor promulgated regulations that specifically allow for the exchange of records with the United States on money laundering and terrorist financing.
CBT training classrooms were established in Dakar, Senegal at the financial intelligence unit (CENTIF
) and the Police College as well as in classrooms in ten Caribbean jurisdictions.
Under the new money laundering law, Cote d'Ivoire is required to create and fund an FIU named the "Cellule Nationale de Traitement des Informations Financieres" (CENTIF