GFIU makes significant contribution in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing not only at a domestic level but also internationally. Through the Egmont Group it is able to engage in effective cooperation and has signed numerous Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with key partners to ensure that they provide a framework for information exchange.
Established in 1995, the Egmont Group is an international forum comprising over 165 Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs). The GFIU was officially admitted into the Egmont Group in June 2004. It provides a platform for the secure exchange of expertise and financial intelligence to combat money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) using a secure communication system called the ‘Egmont Secure Web’ (ESW).
In 2019, Gibraltar was evaluated by the Council of Europe Expert Committee on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL). It later published a comprehensive report detailing the effectiveness of Gibraltar's anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing system and its level of compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations and Standards. The report can be downloaded here.
The International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre (IACCC) brings together specialist law enforcement officers from multiple agencies around the world to tackle allegations of grand corruption. As an associate member of the IACCC, since July 2020, the GFIU demonstrates its commitment to ensure that Gibraltar denies criminals’ access to their assets.