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AML High-Risk Jurisdictions Links

The following information on links to information on High Risk Jurisdictions is adapted from the FFIEC 2006 Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual.

International high-risk geographic locations generally include:

  • Countries subject to OFAC sanctions, including state sponsors of terrorism.

  • Countries identified as supporting international terrorism under section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as determined by the Secretary of State.

  • Jurisdictions determined to be "of primary money laundering concern" by the Secretary of the Treasury, and jurisdictions subject to special measures imposed by the Secretary of the Treasury, through FinCEN, pursuant to section 311 of the Patriot Act.

  • Jurisdictions or countries identified as non-cooperative by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF).

  • Major money laundering countries and jurisdictions identified in the U.S. Department of State's annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), in particular, countries which are identified as jurisdictions of primary concern.

  • Offshore financial centers (OFCs) as identified by the U.S. Department of State.

  • Other countries identified by the bank as high-risk because of its prior experiences or other factors (e.g., legal considerations, or allegations of official corruption).

Domestic high-risk geographic locations may include, but are not limited to, banking offices doing business within, or having customers located within, a U.S. Government-designated high-risk geographic location. Domestic high-risk geographic locations include:

First published on 01/01/2006

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