Speech of the Chairman of the Committee on financial monitoring M.S. Utebaev at the enlarged meeting of the Board of the Ministry of finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the 2nd of February 2011
As you may know, the legislature in the sphere of combating laundering of ill-gotten proceeds and terrorism financing was enacted on the 9th of March 2010. The Committee on financial monitoring has been fully functioning from that very date. In order to execute the commission of the Prime-minister K.K. Masimov given at the board of the Ministry of finance resulting 2009 they strengthened cooperation with subjects of financial monitoring.
The trainings on legal field explanation, establishment of business contacts and adjustment of the further interaction on realization of creation of financial monitoring of Kazakhstan are regularly carried out on. The web site of the Committee has the section «For the aid to subjects of financial monitoring» where one can find instructions and recommendations, and answers to questions of subjects are constantly staticized.
Moreover advisory forums and round tables with participation of representatives of the biggest foreign banks and Rosfinmonitoring are held.
Last June Almaty hosted the 12th Plenary session of the Eurasian group on combating money laundering and terrorism financing with participation of the president of FATF and representatives of more than 25 financial intelligence units of the world and international organizations having the status of the observer in EAG.
The hotline of the Support service of subjects of financial monitoring functions on continuing basis.
The software on Data collection about financial operations and the first stage of Uniform Information Analytical System is put in operation.
This year the following should be done, first, completion of the second stage of System and realization of creation of external storehouse of the data.
Second, creation of information network between the state structures of the Republic of Kazakhstan authorized to take measures and actions on prevention and struggle against money-laundering and terrorism financing.
There was created the situational center with user's knot of video conferencing within the limits of formation of Uniform information field of the states of Eurasian group which unites Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus. China will join it in the nearest future.
Within the limits of the Interdepartmental commission they created the working group which elaborated criteria of suspiciousness of operations on cashing in of money to execute the commission of the Head of the state.
Third, the primary goal for this in the plan for development of multilateral cooperation isobtainment of the status of Egmont group member, which today unites 120 financial intelligence units of the world.
The committee conducts active work on obtainment of the status of Egmont group member. Egmont working groups approved of the Committee entry, the decision on conformity of legislative and institutional base of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the international standards is accepted, and the Committee is recognized as national financial intelligence unit of the state. The final decision about granting of membership to the Republic of Kazakhstan will be accepted at the Plenary session of FIU Heads of group Egmont in June, 2011.
Fourth, it is necessary to take measures on joining the international contracts in the sphere of combating money-laundering and terrorism financing.
The Republic of Kazakhstan ratifies the basic international Conventions. The bill on ratification of the Dushanbe Treaty of combating legalization (washing up) of illegally-gained income and terrorism financing is introduced in the Parliament Mazhilis.
The bill of joining of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Warsaw Convention of the Council of Europe on laundering, revealing, withdrawal and confiscation of illegally-gained incomes and about terrorism financing is subject to interstate procedures of coordination.
Fifth, development of bilateral cooperation. The Memorandum on cooperation with competent body of Ukraine is signed.
This year it is planned to sign the Memorandums with financial intelligence units of Russia, Moldova, China, and the United Arab Emirates which projects have been coordinated with interested state structures of Kazakhstan and now are subject to similar procedures in the specified countries.
Sixth, realization of components of the Program of joint economic researches between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the World Bank.
Within the limits of the Program they hold the Research of alternative systems of remittances in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
This year it is planned to elaborate the technique regulating order and mechanism of realization by state structures of checks of subjects of financial monitoring on conformity of their activity to requirements of the legislation on combating laundering of illegally-gained income and terrorism financings together with Agency on regulation and supervision of financial market and financial organizations.
In October 2010 the mission of estimation ЕАG concerning conformity of system of financial monitoring of Kazakhstan to the international standards has taken place, its results will be announced in June 2011.
Thereupon сthe next task of the Committee and state structures is protection of the report of the Republic of Kazakhstan following the results of estimation ЕАG at the 14th Plenary session of group.
With a view of realization of anticorruption policy they regularly hold trainings on studying of instructive and standard documents aimed at improvement of professional skill and professional competence of civil servants on fight against corruption and observance of office ethics, assistance to qualitative growth of legal consciousness of employees of the Committee and their legal culture, creation of positive image of the civil servant.
During 2010 there were no facts of infringement of anticorruption legislation in the Committee and its territorial division.
The actions provided by the Strategic plan for 2010, are executed in full.
Thank you for your attention!