Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009

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Subpart 4—Compliance with AML/CFT requirements

56 Reporting entity must have AML/CFT programme and AML/CFT compliance officer


A reporting entity must establish, implement, and maintain a compliance programme (an AML/CFT programme) that includes internal procedures, policies, and controls to—


detect money laundering and the financing of terrorism; and


manage and mitigate the risk of money laundering and financing of terrorism.


A reporting entity must designate an employee as an AML/CFT compliance officer to administer and maintain its AML/CFT programme.


In the case of a reporting entity that does not have employees, the reporting entity must appoint a person to act as its AML/CFT compliance officer.


The AML/CFT compliance officer must report to a senior manager of the reporting entity.


Despite subsections (2) to (4), if a reporting entity is a partnership,—


the partnership may designate one of the partners as an AML/CFT compliance officer to administer and maintain its AML/CFT programme, irrespective of whether the partnership has or does not have employees; and


the partner so designated must report to another partner designated for the purpose of receiving those reports by the partnership.

Section 56(5): inserted, on 8 September 2018, by section 6 of the Statutes Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 27).