Belgian Financial Intelligence Processing Unit (CTIF-CFI)
The Belgian preventive anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) system
The Belgian Financial Intelligence Processing Unit (CTIF-CFI), established by the Law of 11 January 1993, is a central part of the Belgian AML/CFT system.
CTIF-CFI is an independent administrative authority with legal personality and is supervised by the Ministers of Justice and Finance. It is led by a magistrate Mr. Philippe de Koster and composed of legal and financial experts and a senior officer seconded from the federal police. (see the section Composition of CTIF-CFI).
Its composition, organisation, operation and independence are stipulated in the Royal Decree of 11 June 1993.
CTIF-CFI is in charge of processing suspicious financial facts and transactions linked to money laundering and terrorism financing reported by institutions and individuals specified in the law.
This website provides more information on:
- Aims of the Law of 11 January 1993
- Money laundering and terrorism financing
- Reporting entities
- Duties of reporting entities
- CTIF-CFI's missions
- Legal provisions (Belgian, European and international)
- Key statistics
- Money laundering and terrorist financing typologies
Reporting entities will find useful information in the section reporting entities.
During its plenary meeting in Paris on 26 February 2015 the FATF approved the report on the tourth mutual evaluation of the Belgian system for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) The FATF issued recommendations to take measures in order to improve some aspects of the system. (see section FATF evaluation).
CTIF-CFI’s most recent annual reports are also available on the website (see section annual reports).