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Compliance and Risk FinCEN, Commerce: New Term for Reporting of Export Control Evasion

In a joint notice, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security announced a new reporting term, “FIN-2023-GLOBALEXPORT,” for financial institutions to reference when filing Suspicious Activity Reports related to global evasion of U.S. export controls beyond the Russia-related circumstances that were the subject of two previous notices.

Compliance and Risk

Speaking at an industry event today, Aaron Tapp, section chief for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s financial crimes section, told financial crimes professionals that it “might be time to have a conversation” between regulators and law enforcement to discuss how financial institutions can best provide actionable information to law enforcement while meeting their regulatory obligations.

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Suspicious activity reports related to wildlife trafficking—which includes the illicit trade of protected animals, animal parts and derivatives thereof in violation of international or domestic law, and associated money laundering activity—“trended significantly up” between 2018 and 2020, and are expected to increase even more in 2021, FinCEN said in a new threat analysis released today.

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