On 17 November 2021, our Key Expert on Regulation Arnaud Stien and Joseph Attard met with the Gaming Regulatory Authority of Mauritius as a way to wrap up the technical assistance programme started two years ago.
This also marked the kick off of a new cooperation phase with the country, paving the way for its ‘resilience’ after its delisting.
In October 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced the removal of Mauritius from the list of high-risk third countries with regards to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. The country had previously been listed in June 2020.
From June 2019 until November 2021, the EU Global Facility has provided continuous technical assistance through various training and activities to help Mauritian authorities and AML/CFT actors rectify the strategic deficiencies in its national anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing framework to be removed from the list.