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APIFIU Background

The Association of Pacific Island FIUs (APIFIU) is an association of  FIUs of the pacific island countries. APIFIU was established on 21 July 2011 at the APG Annual Plenary Meeting in Kochi, India.
The objectives of APIFIU are as follows:
  1. To act as a common and regional voice when combating money laundering, financing of terrorism and other serious offences in the member jurisdictions;
  2. To provide a forum for the sharing and exchange of information, ideas, experiences and concerns and for identifying solutions which are often unique to the member FIUs;
  3. To organize relevant training workshops in cooperation and where necessary, in consultation with member FIUs, associations, organizations, Federal agencies, and other institutions in member countries. This may include short term work attachments between member countries;
  4. To promote public awareness and education on anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism within the member countries.

The current chairperson of APIFIU is Fiji FIU, the vice chairperson is Nauru FIU, and the secretary is Niue FIU .
The last meeting of APIFIU was held in Brisbane, Australia during the APG annual plenary meeting in July 2012.


The current 11 members of APIFIU are:
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Nauru               
  • Niue
  • Palau               
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Republic of Marshall Islands,
  • Samoa      
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu
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 New APIFIU Members Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru and

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