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The Eurasian group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG)

The Eurasian group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG) was established in 2004.

The initiative to establish the EAG was first announced by the Russian Federation at the Plenary Meeting of the FATF in October 2003.

In February 2004 the issue was addressed at an international meeting «Cooperation of CIS Member-States in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing» with the participation of the CIS countries and China, as well as several international organizations.

The initiative received support from the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS which recommended that the countries concerned hold a founding conference to create an FATF-style regional body.

The founding conference was held in Moscow on October 6, 2004 and was attended by six founding countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. In 2005 and 2010 the group was expanded to include Uzbekistan (2005), Turkmenistan (2010) and India (2010) which previously had observer status.

In 2011 the Agreement about EAG was signed, granting the EAG the status of a regional intergovernmental organization. The members of the agreement are Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (ratified by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of February dated 21, 2012 No. 569-V).

EAG is a FATF-style regional body and an associate member of FATF since June 2010. This fact gives opportunity to EAG member-states participate in FATF activity.

The primary goal of EAG is to ensure effective interaction and cooperation at the regional level and integration of EAG member states into the international system of anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism in accordance with the Recommendations of the FATF and the anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism standards of other international organizations, to which EAG member-states are party.

The main tasks of EAG:

- assisting member states in implementing FATF Recommendations in the sphere of combating legalization of illegally-gained incomes and financing of terrorism;

- developing and conducting joint activities aimed at combating money laundering and terrorist financing;

-  implementing a program of mutual evaluations of member states based on the FATF  Recommendations, including assessment of the effectiveness of legislative and other measures adopted in the sphere of AML/CFT efforts;

- coordinating international cooperation and technical assistance programs with specialized international organizations, bodies, and interested states;

-  analyzing money laundering and terrorist financing trends (typologies) and exchanging best practices of combating such crimes taking into account regional specifics.

The supreme body of the Eurasian group is the Plenary meeting which is held, as a rule, twice a year, but not less than once a year. Delegations of EAG member-states take part in the work of the Plenary meeting. The Plenary meeting considers fundamental issues related to the common  interests of EAG member-states, defines the strategy, direction and makes decisions of a recommendatory nature, aimed at implementing the goals and objectieves of the Eurasian group. 

The EAG Chairman is appointed for the period of 2 years by the decision of the Plenary meeting. The Chairman manages the work of Plenary meetings and represents the Eurasian group in foreign relations. The Plenary meeting also approves of the deputy chairman.

 

The working groups operating within the EAG are:

  1. Working Group on Mutual Evaluations and Legal Issues;
  2. Working Group on Typologies and combating financing of terrorism;
  3. Working Group on Technical Assistance.

 

EAG Secretariat realizes on a permanent basis administrative and technical functions with the purpose of realization of decisions of the Plenary meeting and commissions of the Chairman. The EAG Secretariat is headed by the Executive Secretary appointed by the decision of the Plenary meeting.  The EAG Secretariat is located in Moscow and is an independent legal entity in the territory of the Russian Federation.  

The EAG has its own budget, which is formed from contributions made annually by member states to the EAG budget on the principles of equity participation.

The working languages of the Eurasian Group are Russian, English and Chinese.

EAG member-states:

  • Belarus
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • China
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

EAG observers:

  • Armenia
  • Afghanistan
  • Germany
  • Italia
  • Iran
  • Korea
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • USA
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • France
  • Montenegro

EAG observing organizations:

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APGML)
  • The Commonwealth of Independent States Anti-Terrorism Center (CIS ATC) 
  •  World Bank
  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  • Middle East & North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF)
  • Egmont Group
  • Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Interpol
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (Executive Committee)
  • Counter-terrorism committee (UN CTC)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
  • The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Council of Europe (MONEYVAL)
  • UN Office for Drugs and Crime
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
  • Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for combating the illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors (CARICC)

Detailed information about the activity of the Eurasian group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG) is available on the official site www.eurasiangroup.org/ru/

 

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If you have any information about the act of infringing on combating the legitimization of income (money laundering) obtained by criminal means, and the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), please contact by phone:

+7 (7172) 70 99 57

To get legal advice in AML/CFT:

+7 (7172) 74-97-49, 74-97-39, 74-92-26

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+7 (7172) 74-97-48, 74-97-64

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