Meetings with Senior Officials in Thimphu, Bhutan 6 May 2014
The APG Secretariat met with the Governor of the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan, Attorney-General, Chief the Royal Bhutan Police, Commissioner of Bhutan’s Anti-Corruption Commission, senior officials from the Department of Revenue and Customs, and Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee in Thimphu, Bhutan on 6 May 2014.
During these meetings, Bhutan’s AML/CFT-related technical assistance and training needs for the coming year were discussed in detail. Bhutan has a money laundering offence in the Penal Code as well as a Financial Intelligence Unit located within the structure of the Royal Monetary Authority. The FIU receives suspicious transaction reports and cash transaction reports from across a range of private sector reporting agencies. Over the coming year Bhutan will be preparing for its first APG mutual evaluation.
The visit was funded by the Government of New Zealand.