Guide to Doing Business
in Suriname

Anti-money laundering regulations

Suriname has an anti-money laundering law since 2002 that was lastly amended in 2016, the Disclosure of Unusual Transactions (Financial Services) Act (Wet Melding Ongebruikelijke Transacties). Furthermore, the accession of Suriname to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism has been approved by the National Assembly Suriname. Suriname is member of the Caribbean Financial Task Force with a mutual evaluation report of Suriname being published 30 November 2009. There have subsequently been 11 follow up reports to the mutual evaluation report of Suriname dated 30 November 2009, with the most recent follow up report dated 31 May 2017.

Suriname has agreed an action plan with the Caribbean Financial Task Force regarding the strategic deficiencies identified by the Caribbean Financial Task Force.

On 16 November 2016 the Caribbean Financial Task Force reported that Suriname has made significant progress in improving its anti-money laundering and combating the finance of terrorism regime. Furthermore, the Caribbean Financial Task Force notes that Suriname has established the legal and regulatory framework to meet its commitments made in the action plan.