Real estate agents and brokers, and dealers in treasured metals and stones might be assisted with Government’s obligatory registration procedure during 1/2-day workshops organized by using the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI)’s regulatory group of workers.
DCI will send invitations for the workshops, both of in order to be held on nine May, without delay to agents, brokers, and dealers; additionally, humans who believe they’re eligible for the workshops are asked to contact DCI. Speakers will encompass Minister of Commerce the Hon. Joey Hew, Cayman Islands Compliance Association President Sandra Edun-Watler, and DCI’s Compliance and Enforcement crew.
“These workshops are essential, due to the fact registration will allow those individuals to preserve operating their businesses in Cayman,” said DCI Director Ryan Rajkumarsingh. “The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2018 Revision), which were amended in March 2018, require them to check in as part of Cayman’s compliance regime, in line with global requirements which might be assessed by using the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF).”
All actual property marketers and brokers, and valuable metals and stone sellers, need to be registered as DNFBPs by using Wednesday, 29 May. Failure to conform may additionally bring about administrative consequences being applied, Mr. Rajkumarsingh stated.
In addition to being able to check in with DCI’s assistance, workshop individuals will examine:
The key troubles and challenges for sellers and sellers, as mentioned within the CFATF’s Mutual Evaluation Report on Cayman’s regime for anti-cash laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, and proliferation financing (AML/CFT/PF). The CFATF document turned into posted in March 2019.
The region’s hazard assessment.
How to set up a compliance regime.
At the belief of this workshop, participants ought to:
Know and apprehend the Mutual Evaluation Report’s recommendations.
Understand the registration necessities and what will follow.
Understand the outcomes of non-compliance.
Mr. Rajkumarsingh defined that the CFATF classifies dealers and dealers as “Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions,” or DNFBPs. This class recognizes that these individuals, at the same time as now not working directly in economic offerings, are regulated because of the worldwide danger of cash laundering, the financing of terrorism, and proliferation financing in these sectors.
For extra facts at the workshops, touch DCI’s Stefanie Suckoo at cuckoo
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