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Mauritius close to exiting the FATF increased monitoring list

News 25 June 2021

Mauritius close to exiting the FATF increased monitoring list

The FATF has agreed to an on-site visit based on the progress made since the last plenary session.

The FATF held its plenary session in Paris from the 21st to the 25th of June 2021 under the German presidency of Dr Marcus Pleyer.

Since its grey-listing by the FATF in February 2020, the Mauritius International Financial Centre has been actively reviewing its regulatory and legal frameworks as well as implementing a more stringent regulatory monitoring to exit the said list at the earliest. 


The FATF had previously commended the efforts of Mauritius in its previous plenary sessions held in October 2020 and February 2021. This June 2021 plenary session has marked a milestone in Mauritius’ progress towards exiting the list with the FATF recognising that Mauritius has substantially completed the action plan at a technical level. Delegates have now authorised an on-site visit for the progress made as soon as the situation permits (In light of the current pandemic) with a report in October 2021.

We remain confident that the on-site visit will validate the progress made and hopefully lead us off the FATF grey-list.

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