"Anti-Money Laundering & Combating Terrorist Financing" : Effectiveness in EXIM Bank
In line with Government's as well as Central Bank's Policy & Guidelines and strong commitment to comply with the law, EXIM Bank identified the Money Laundering as one of its core risk areas and has been making all out efforts to prevent money laundering. As per central Bank's policy & guidelines, EXIM Bank formed an independent Anti-Money Laundering Division headed by a Deputy Managing Director as Chief Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer (CAMLCO) who has sufficient authority to implement & enforce corporate-wide AML policies, procedures & measure and who is reporting directly to the senior Management & the Board of Directors. In addition, he is reporting to managing director for his responsibility, co-ordinates & monitors day to day compliance with money laundering laws, rules & regulation. The Bank has a written Anti-Money Laundering policy which has taken all control points suggested by Bangladesh Bank to control the money laundering and resist terrorist financing.
Bank is very much aware to report Cash Transaction Report (CTR) to Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) on monthly basis. EXIM Bank has taken necessary steps to train entire manpower on regular basis at Bank's training & research academy and other institute and issued number of circulars to get acquainted its officials with the money laundering prevention acts, methods and also the way to counter the Money-Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
Bank is very much aware to report Suspicious Transaction (STR) to Bangladesh Bank after verification since received from Branches. Information is also provided from this division on demand from Regulatory Authorities regarding account query, freezing etc.
AMLD amended existing manual (Manual for Prevention of Money Laundering) based on Money Laundering Prevention Act-2012 and Bangladesh Bank Guidelines. We have already circulated the same to all of our Divisional Heads & Branch Managers for their meticulous compliance. Circulars and necessary instructions are being provided from AMLD for Prevention of Money Laundering.
Information is also provided from this division on demand regarding account query, freezing of account etc. to the regulatory bodies. Anti-Money Laundering Division also conducting Training/Workshop through EXIM Bank Training & Research Academy (EBTRA) in consultation with Human Resources Division to aware all of our employees about Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
Members of Central Compliance Unit (CCU) have been attending the meeting of Central Task Force and others meetings arranged by Bangladesh Bank and other agencies. Anti-Money laundering Division is very much adhere to the existing law/regulation & always ready to fully comply with the rules & regulations of Central Bank as well as other regulatory authorities.