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Established under Section 9 of the Financial Intelligence and Anti Money Laundering Act in August 2002, the Financial Intelligence Unit is the national central agency in Mauritius that is responsible for the request, receipt, analysis and dissemination of financial information regarding suspected proceeds of crime and alleged money laundering offences as well as the financing of any activities or transactions related to terrorism to relevant authorities.

Since January 2016, further to amendments brought to the Asset Recovery Act 2011, the FIU has been assigned the functions of Asset Recovery. The FIU is now the Enforcement Authority under the Asset Recovery Act and comprises of the Asset Recovery Investigations Division (ARID) which performs the functions set out under this legislation, while reporting to the FIU Director.

In addition to the above functions, the FIU is the AML/CFT regulator for Legal Professionals, the Real Estate and Jewelery sectors.

Mission Statement

To be the leader in financial intelligence works in the region and be recognized worldwide as an FIU that adheres to international standards.

Vision Statement

To protect the integrity of our financial system and contribute to the safety of our citizens through deterrence of money laundering and terrorist financing