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Zambia AML CFT Activities

In March 2022, the EU Global Facility on AML/CFT conducted a scoping mission to Zambia to discuss and assess the country’s request for support to enhance its AML/CFT measures and improve its general framework. Technical assistance training and activities were therefore agreed upon with local authorities in order to support the country to rectify its strategic deficiencies in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing framework. as defined under the Fourth and Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directives.

The latest Follow Up Report relating to the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing standards in Zambia was undertaken in 2022. According to that Evaluation, Zambia was deemed Compliant for 11 and Largely Compliant for 17 of the FATF 40 Recommendations. It remains Highly Effective for 0 and Substantially Effective for 0 with regard to the 11 areas of Effectiveness of its AML/CFT Regime.

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Bilateral Activities

Starting date

September 2020

Law enforcement and Intelligence

  • Financial Investigations
  • Covert investigation techniques in AML/CFT investigations


  • Training of the judiciary
  • Asset recovery training

Regulation and FIUs

  • FATF ICRG process
  • Capacity building for the Gambling Regulatory Authority response to ML/FT

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