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Acronyms and abbreviations

  • ADIs authorised deposit taking institutions
  • AIC Australian Institute of Criminology
  • AML/CTF anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing
  • AML/CTF Act Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth)
  • Annunzio-Wylie Act Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act 1992
  • APG Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering
  • ARS alternative remittance services
  • AUSTRAC Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
  • BaFIN German Financial Supervisory Authority
  • BKA Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (Bundeskriminalamt)
  • Bank Secrecy Act Bank Records and Foreign Transaction Reporting Act 1970
  • CAD Commercial Affairs Department
  • CBFA Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission
  • CCA Court of Criminal Appeal
  • CDPP Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  • CDSA Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap 65A)
  • Consent order Consent to the Assessment of Civil Money Penalty Order
  • COSC Central Office for Seizure and Confiscation
  • CoTUNA Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (Cth)
  • Criminal Code Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)
  • CTIF-CFI Cellule de Traitement des Informations Financieres
  • CTR Currency Transaction Reports
  • DNFBPs designated non-financial businesses and professions
  • DTROP Drug Trafficking (Recovery of Proceeds) Ordinance
  • EEA European Economic Area
  • FATF-GAFI Financial Action Task Force (Le Groupe d’action financière)
  • FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • FinCEN Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • FIU financial intelligence unit
  • FTR Act Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 (Cth)
  • FSA Financial Services Authority
  • Germany Money
  • Laundering Act Act on the Detection of Proceeds from Serious Crimes
  • HKICPA Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • HMRC Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • IFTIs international funds transfer instructions
  • IMF International Monetary Fund
  • INCSR International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
  • JFIUHK Joint Financial Intelligence Unit Hong Kong
  • MAS Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • MLCA Taiwan Money Laundering Control Act
  • MLPC Money Laundering Prevention Centre
  • LPP Legal Professional Privilege
  • LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
  • MLRO money laundering reporting officer
  • Money Laundering
  • Control Act Money Laundering Control Act 1986
  • MSBs money service businesses
  • MJIB Investigation Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Republic of China
  • NatWest National Westminster Plc
  • NCIS National Criminal Intelligence Service
  • NCS National Crime Squad
  • NCUA National Credit Union Administration
  • OCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • OSCO Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance
  • PATRIOT Act Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act 2001
  • POBO Prevention of Bribery Ordinance
  • POCA 2002 Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth)
  • POCA 1987 Proceeds of Crime Act 1987 (Cth)
  • POCA 2002 UK Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • SARs Suspicious Activity Reports
  • SEF Singapore Exchange and Finance Pty Limited
  • SMRs suspicious matter reports
  • SOCA Serious Organised Crime Agency
  • SOCPA Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (UK)
  • STRs Suspicious Transaction Reports
  • STRO Suspicious Transaction Reporting Office
  • Terrorism Act Terrorism Act 2000
  • Third Money
  • Laundering Directive Directive 2005/60/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 October 2005 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing
  • TRACFIN Traitement du renseignement et action contre les circuits financiers clandestins
  • TSOFA Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act
  • UKIS UK Immigration Service
  • UNATMO United Nations (Anti-Terrorism) Ordinance
  • UKFIU UK Financial Intelligence Unit