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The UAE publishes guidance on the risks of terrorism and proliferation financing.


The UAE’s Executive Office for Control and Non-Proliferation has published guidance providing a consolidated list of terrorist financing (TF) and proliferation financing (PF) red flags, including.

  • Those related to the evasion of sanctions to assist financial institutions, designated non-financial businesses & professions and virtual asset service providers.

Red flags identified include:

  1. Carrying out multiple ATM cash withdrawals in short succession in territories on the border of sanctioned countries.
  2. Virtual assets are exchanged in territories where sanctioned people have influence or sanctioned jurisdictions.
  3. Dealings with sanctioned goods or under embargo, e.g., weapons, oil, or luxury goods (for DPRK sanctions); and
  4. For the maritime sector, vessels stop at high-risk ports in sanctioned countries.

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