During the last year the State Committee for Financial Monitoring of Ukraine submitted 630 inquiries to financial intelligence units of foreign countries concerning the matters that can be concerned with money-laundering or terrorist financing.
In particular, these inquiries were submitted to 64 financial intelligence units. 615 inquiry answers were received. Meanwhile, the State Committee for Financial Monitoring of Ukraine received 132 inquiries from 36 financial intelligence units and provided answers to all of them.
1599 subjects were checked up in international data banks.
Head of the State Committee for Financial Monitoring of Ukraine Ihor Cherkaskyi informed that today the Committee cooperates with more than 100 FIUs and the most active exchange of information was with financial intelligence units of Cyprus, Poland, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation and the USA.
At present the State Committee for Financial Monitoring of Ukraine signed 41 Memorandums of understanding with foreign FIUs, including 17 Memorandums with FIUs of the EU member-states and 17 Memorandums with FIUs of the NATO member-states.
At the same time, in the framework of working meetings with representatives of the foreign FIUs, held during the Egmont Group sessions of working groups, agreements on stirring up negotiating processes on the conclusion of Memorandums of understanding with FIUs of Bahama Islands, Luxemburg, India and Hungary have been achieved. In particular, representatives of the FIUs of Luxemburg and India informed that relevant draft agreements with the State Committee for Financial Monitoring of Ukraine are in the closing stages of interstate agreement, the results of which the FIU of Ukraine to be informed in the near future.