Taiwan Legislative Yuan approves anti-money laundering rules

April 15th, 2009

The Taiwan News

The Legislative Yuan yesterday approved amendments allowing the government to freeze accounts suspected by the United Nations of usage for terrorism or money laundering.

The changes to rules on foreign exchange management and international financing stipulate that once the U.N. has made a decision, Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission and the Central Bank can request the approval of the Executive Yuan to prevent money from leaving certain accounts in order to prevent money laundering or other illegal practices.

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