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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced that Uzbekistan has become the 164th member of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.  

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe project coordinator in Uzbekistan hosted a virtual seminar on anti-corruption.


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  • The U.S. Department of State labels Uzbekistan as a major money laundering jurisdiction. Due to pervasive corruption, well-connected individuals can establish private banks and thus launder illicit proceeds, circumventing official regulations. Narcotics and other smuggled goods enter Uzbekistan mainly through the borders of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, likely with the complicity of corrupt officials. Corruption, narcotics trafficking and smuggling generate the majority of illicit proceeds. Local and regional drug trafficking and other organized criminal organizations control narcotics markets and proceeds from other criminal activities. Given Uzbekistan’s predominantly cash economy and significant migrant flows, associated money transfer systems, including the introduction of cryptocurrencies, remain major money laundering risks. Legal entities are not criminally liable for money laundering in Uzbekistan. However, Uzbekistan has a comprehensive know your customer (KYC) and suspicious transaction reporting framework, including, for legal persons.  KYC rules cover insurance companies, insurance brokers, securities market players, stock exchange members, financial leasing companies and postal service operators. In 2018, Uzbekistan’s president transformed the financial intelligence unit into the PGO Department on Economic Crimes with a broader mandate, including corruption and money laundering crimes.
Source: 2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR)  



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