Mutual Evaluation Onsite of Timor-Leste - 18-28 September 2023
The onsite visit for Timor-Leste’s 3rd Round APG Mutual Evaluation was conducted from 18 to 28 September 2023 in Dili, Timor-Leste.
The mutual evaluation team consisted of the following experts:
· Legal Assessor – Ferti Srikandi, Indonesia
· Legal Assessor – Patrícia Silva, Portugal
· Financial Assessor – Masahiro Yoshizaki, Japan
· Financial Assessor – Hangtian YE, China
· Financial Assessor – Theja Pathberiya, Sri Lanka
· FIU/LEA Assessor – Priscilla Fong, Macao, China
· FIU/LEA Assessor – Anthony LaCarte, Canada
The assessment process was supported by Suzie White, Gavin Raper and Kirsty Struthers from the APG Secretariat.
The mutual evaluation focuses on Timor-Leste’s anti- money laundering, counter terrorist financing and counter proliferation financing regime. It assesses both technical compliance with the FATF international standards and the effectiveness of Timor-Leste’s implementation of AML/CFT measures, as required under the 2013 FATF assessment methodology.
During the onsite visit, the evaluation team held meetings with government authorities and representatives from the private sector and civil society groups. The evaluation team also met with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice, demonstrating Timor-Leste’s commitment to the evaluation process.
The evaluation team acknowledges the cooperation and assistance of the Timorese authorities, and the hospitality extended to the team during the onsite visit.
Timor-Leste’s mutual evaluation report will be considered for adoption at the APG Annual Meeting in 2024.