The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) favorably assessed the effort that Suriname has made in recent years to enacting legislation and regulations to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism, in line with international standards and recommendations. The 25-member regional organization announced during its plenary session on May 31, 2017, that Suriname received particular favorable ratings for several initiatives.
The CFTATF highlighted Suriname’s revision of terrorist crimes legislation and its funding, as well as the strengthening of the supervision of financial services. Additionally, the creation of a national mechanism for implementing the UN Security Council resolutions for dealing with terrorism-related persons and entities and the introduction of a border management system contributed to the favorable assessment. The full report on Suriname with the associated public statement can be seen at www.cfatf.org