International cooperation

The legal basis for international cooperation by Rosfinmonitoring is set out in the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal Laws, Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation and in the Regulations on the Federal Financial Monitoring Service approved by the Presidential Decree No. 808 on Matters Concerning the Federal Financial Monitoring Service dated June 13, 2012.
The priority objectives of the international AML/CFT cooperation pursued by Rosfinmonitoring include:

  • Development of bilateral and multilateral formats of cooperation with the international AML/CFT stakeholders;
  • Promotion of positive AML/CFT experiences among the partner countries;
  • Provision of constructive and timely information to the partner countries.

In the context of multilateral cooperation, the Federal Financial Monitoring Service is involved in the activities of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG), the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG – the FATF-Style Regional Body), the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, the Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units of Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CHFIU), other international organizations, as well as in the initiatives and events held under the UN auspices.

The Federal Financial Monitoring Service maintains direct bilateral cooperation with foreign FIUs, primarily through the Egmont Group, on the basis of reciprocity principle or under the signed international agreements regarding cooperation in the area of countering the Legalization (Laundering) of Criminal Proceeds and financing of terrorism.

For more information about Rosfinmonitoring’s international activities, please visit the relevant sections of the website.