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ESAAMLG says Mauritius will remain as a FATF enhanced follow-up jurisdiction


The Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) of Mauritius was adopted by the Task Force in April 2018 and subsequently approved by the Council of Ministers in July 2018.

ESAAMLG has now issued a September 2021 follow-up report analyses progress made by Mauritius to address the technical compliance [TC] deficiencies identified in its MER.

TECHNICAL COMPLIANCE [TC] re-ratings are given where sufficient progress has been demonstrated.

Key conclusions:

  1. Mauritius has made progress in addressing deficiencies in technical compliance identified in its MER to justify re-rating of:
  • 8 (initially rated NC) to Largely Compliant,
  • 24 (re-rated PC under 2nd FUR) to Largely Compliant and Recommendation 33 (initially rated PC) to Compliant.
  1. Considering progress made by Mauritius since the adoption of its MER, its technical compliance with the FATF Recommendations has been revised as shown in Table 4.1 (click link below).
  2. Mauritius will remain in enhanced follow-up because it had 11 Immediate Outcomes rated Low/ Moderate Level of Effectiveness.

Key observation:

  1. The report does not analyse any progress Mauritius has made in improving its effectiveness.
  2. Progress in this area will be assessed as part of a subsequent follow-up assessment, and if found to be sufficient, may result in re-ratings of Immediate Outcome ratings at that time

Read the report: