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AGREEMENT OF COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES

of December 5, 2012

About formation of Council of division managers of financial investigation of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States

(Protocol as amended of 10.10.2014)

The State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties

considering the international nature and modern scales of legalization (washing) of the criminal income and financing of terrorism posing safety hazard of the Parties

attaching importance to development of cooperation and aiming at coordination of interaction in counteraction of legalization (washing) of the criminal income and to terrorism financing,

realizing that development of such cooperation is equitable to their interests,

proceeding from the purposes and tasks of the Commonwealth of Independent States,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

For the purposes of this agreement the division of financial investigation is understood as the competent authority of the Party responsible for obtaining, the analysis and transfer to law enforcement agencies of information concerning the income concerning which there are suspicions of their criminal origin and/or potential financing of terrorism, or required according to the national legal system on fight against legalization (washing) of the criminal income and financing of terrorism.

Article 2

The parties form Council of division managers of financial investigation of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States (further - Council).

Article 3

Council performs the activities based on Regulations on Council of division managers of financial investigation of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States which are integral part of this agreement.

Article 4

Each of the Parties determines the competent authority responsible for implementation of this agreement and informs on it depositary along with the notification on accomplishment of the interstate procedures necessary for the introduction of this agreement in force.

In case of change of the competent authority responsible for implementation of this agreement, the Party inform on it depositary.

Article 5

By mutual consent of the Parties changes and additions which are its integral part which are drawn up by the relevant protocol can be made to this agreement.

Article 6

This agreement becomes effective after 30 days from the date of receipt by depositary of the third notification on accomplishment by the Parties of the interstate procedures necessary for its entry into force which signed it.

For the Parties which performed interstate procedures later this agreement becomes effective after 30 days from the date of receipt by depositary of the relevant documents.

Article 7

This agreement after its entry into force is open for accession of any State Party of the Commonwealth of Independent States by transfer to depositary of the document on accession.

For the joining state the Agreement becomes effective after 30 days from the date of receipt by depositary of the document on accession.

Article 8

This agreement is signed sine die.

Each of the Parties has the right to leave this agreement, having sent to depositary the written notice of the intention not later than 6 months before date of exit and having settled the financial and other liabilities which arose during operation of the Agreement.

It is made in the city of Ashgabat on December 5, 2012 in one authentic copy in Russian. The authentic copy is stored in Executive committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States which will send to each state which signed this agreement, its verified copy.

For the Azerbaijan Republic

___________

For the Russian Federation

Signature

For the Republic of Armenia

Signature

For the Republic of Tajikistan

Signature

For the Republic of Belarus

Signature

For Turkmenistan

____________

For the Republic of Kazakhstan

Signature

For the Republic of Uzbekistan

___________

For the Kyrgyz Republic

Signature

For Ukraine

Signature

For the Republic of Moldova

__________

 

Appendix

to the Agreement on formation of Council of division managers of financial investigation of gosudarstvuchastnik of the Commonwealth of Independent States of December 5, 2012

Regulations on Council of division managers of financial investigation of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States

1. General provisions

1.1. Council of division managers of financial investigation of gosudarstvuchastnik of the Commonwealth of Independent States (further - Council) is body of industry cooperation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (further - the CIS) and is intended for providing the organization and coordination of counteraction of legalization (washing) of the criminal income and to financing of terrorism.

1.2. Council is guided in the activities by the Charter of the CIS, agreements and decisions made within the CIS and this Provision.

1.3. Council performs the activities in interaction with Executive committee of the CIS, Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the State Parties of the CIS, other bodies of the CIS, and if necessary - working (executive) bodies of the international organizations, Groups of development of financial measures of anti-money laundering (further - FATF) and regional groups as FATF, and also public authorities of the State Parties of the CIS.

1.4. Council is accountable in the activities to Council of heads of states of the CIS.

1.5. Council will organize the work on the basis of the plans developed and approved by it.

Council annually provides information on the activities in Executive committee of the CIS.

2. Main activities and functions of Council

2.1. The main activities of Council are:

the organization of interaction of divisions of financial investigation and other interested bodies of the State Parties of the CIS, and also bodies of the CIS which field of activity includes counteraction of legalization (washing) of the criminal income and to terrorism financing;

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