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Institutions

The Mauritian AML/CFT institutional framework is a robust one where various agencies have been established to administer and oversee various areas of the AML/CFT regime. These include investigatory authorities and supervisory authorities amongst others.

The FIAMLA 2002 defines investigatory authorities as including the Commissioner of Police, the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA), the Asset Recovery Investigation Division (ARID), the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) and the Integrity Reporting Services Agency (IRSA). Financial information, concerning suspected proceeds of crime, alleged money laundering offences and/or financing of activities or transactions related to terrorism, is disseminated by the FIU to relevant investigatory authorities for enquiry.

The FIAMLA also provides powers to supervisory authorities to supervise and enforce compliance by reporting persons. Supervisory Authorities include the FIU, Bank of Mauritius, Financial Services Commission, Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants, Attorney-General, Gambling Regulatory Authority and Registrar of Companies.

Other relevant bodies include the Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance, National Sanctions Secretariat, Counterterrorism Unit, Registrar of Associations, Registrar of Foundations, Real Estate Agent Authority and Financial Reporting Council.