In June 2002, FINTRAC became a member of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) whose purpose is to enhance cooperation and information exchange in support of member countries' anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regimes. Currently comprised of FIUs from 120 jurisdictions, Egmont goals are to foster communication and improve the exchange of information, intelligence and expertise among FIUs. Gaining membership in Egmont represents an important milestone for FINTRAC. It allows us to strengthen relationships with FIUs from around the globe and will facilitate the establishment of bi-lateral information exchange agreements that will assist domestic and global efforts to detect, deter and prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.
The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units has released a short animated video to advance awareness and understanding of money laundering and terrorist activity financing.
The video is available in English, French and Spanish versions and can viewed at the following link: http://www.egmontgroup.org/library/egmont-videos