Office of the IMF
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Concluded Its Work
on October 11
Mr. Giuseppe Lombardo, Consulting Counsel at the IMF’s Legal Department, worked
in Chisinau during October 8-11.
The primary goal of the mission was to provide legal advice and technical
assistance to the Moldovan authorities with reference to the passage of the Law
on Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT
Mr. Lombardo met with the First Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of
Economy and Trade, the management and staff of the Center for Combating Economic
Crimes and Corruption, of the National Bank of Moldova, and of the National
Financial Market Commission, as well as officials from the European Commission’s
Delegation to Moldova and the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau.
The mission was very pleased with the recent approval of the new Anti-Money
Laundering Law and of the amendments to the Capital Amnesty Law, which
constitute a significant step forward in bringing the AML/CFT legal framework in
line with the international standards.
The mission also discussed with authorities the future needs for technical
assistance with regard to the implementation of the new AML framework.
October 12, 2007