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Cablegate: Anti-Money Laundering Legislation Becomes Law

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DE RUEHIN #1550 1920859
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R 110859Z JUL 07
FM AIT TAIPEI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5943
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INFO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
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RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 7014
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RUEHJA/AMEMBASSY JAKARTA 4095
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RUEHHI/AMEMBASSY HANOI 3344
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 4553
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON 1823
RUEHHK/AMCONSUL HONG KONG 8260
RUEHGH/AMCONSUL SHANGHAI 1215
RUEHGZ/AMCONSUL GUANGZHOU 0393

UNCLAS TAIPEI 001550

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE PLEASE PASS USTR
STATE FOR EAP/RSP/TC, EAP/EP
USTR FOR ALTBACH and Stratford
USDOC FOR 3132/USFCS/OIO/EAP/WZARIT
TREASURY FOR OASIA/LMOGHTADER
TREASURY ALSO PASS TO FEDERAL RESERVE/BOARD OF
GOVERNORS, AND SAN FRANCISCO FRB/TERESA CURRAN AND NY FRB MARIA
BOLIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER EINV EFIN ECON PINR TW
SUBJECT: Anti-Money Laundering Legislation Becomes Law

REF: (A) TAIPEI 360, (B) TAIPEI 1163, (C) TAIPEI 1185

1. On July 11, the President signed the amendment to Taiwan's Money
Laundering Control Act which was passed by the Legislative Yuan on
June 14. It went into effect immediately.

2. The legislation (Ref C) is designed to combat terrorist
financing (Ref B), strengthen reporting of cross-border movements of
cash and securities (Ref A), and promote information sharing as
recommended by the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)'s
recent assessment report (Ref C).

WANG

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