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11/05/2003 USA PATRIOT Act Monitor News Release: FATF Calls for New Measures to Myanmar

The Financial Action Task Force announced on Monday that it was calling on members to apply counter-measures to Myanmar beyond those currently in place. The agency indicated that since Myanmar was identified as a non-cooperative country or territory (NCCT), it has not addressed major deficiencies in its anti-money laundering regime and, in particular, "has failed to establish a framework to engage in effective international cooperation in the fight against money laundering." The FATF release also stated that Myanmar's AML laws lacked implementing regulations to make them enforceable. The situation in Myanmar will be reviewed at the FATF Plenary Session taking place February 25-27, 2004. The news release is available on the FATF website at http://www1.oecd.org/fatf/pdf/PR-20031103_en.PDF.

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