International cooperation

The operational cooperation with foreign FIUs is usually based on written agreements between different FIUs (MOU or Memorandum of Understanding). Sometimes requests for information are sent to FIUs with which no MOU has been signed when this is useful for operational purposes and when the exchanged information is protected by strict confidentiality. It should be stressed though that information is always exchanged in a secure way. The exchanged information may never be used without prior consent of the FIU providing the information and permission may only be granted on the basis of reciprocity.

The list of FIUs members of the Egmont Group (with links to the FIU’s website) is available on the website of the Egmont Group.

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