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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES IN TAIPEI (TAIWAN) AND IN WARSAW (POLAND) CONCERNING COOPERATION IN THE EXCHANGE OF FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE RELATED TO MONEY LAUNDERING AND FINANCING OF TERRORISM
1.Signed on Novenber 8, 2006; Entered into force on Novenber 8, 2006.
The competent authorities in Taipei (Money Laundering Prevention
Center, Investigation Bureau) and in Warsaw (General Inspector
of Financial Information), hereafter referred to as "the
Authorities", desire, in a spirit of cooperation and mutual
interest, to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of
persons suspected of money laundering and criminal activity
related to money laundering and financing of terrorism.
To that end they have reached the following understanding:
1.The Authorities will cooperate, on the basis of reciprocity,
to gather, develop and analyze information in their possession
concerning financial transactions suspected of being related
to money laundering or criminal activities connected with
money laundering and financing of terrorism. To that end, the
authorities will exchange spontaneously or upon request any
available information that may be relevant to the
investigation by the Authorities into financial transactions
related to money laundering and financing of terrorism and the
persons or legal entities involved. Any request for
information will be justified by a brief statement of the
2.The information or documents obtained from the respective
Authorities will not be disseminated to any third party, nor
be used for administrative, prosecutorial or judicial purposes
without prior consent of the disclosing Authority. It is
understood that information obtained in accordance with this
Memorandum can only be used in connection with investigations
related to money laundering originating from specific
categories of criminal activity. The predicate offenses for
the offense of money laundering are defined as acts that would
be criminal offenses under both jurisdictions penal laws, had
the offense been committed in that jurisdiction.
3.The Authorities will not permit the use or release of any
information or document obtained from the respective
Authorities for purpose other than those stated in this
Memorandum, without the prior consent of the disclosing
4.The information acquired in application of the present
Memorandum is confidential. It is subject to official secrecy
and is protected by at least the same confidentiality as
provided by the national legislation of the disclosing
5.The Authorities will jointly arrange, consistent with the
legislation of their respective countries, for acceptable
procedures of communication and will consult each other with
the purpose of implementing this Memorandum.
6.Communication between the Authorities shall as far as possible
take place in English.
7.The Authorities are under no obligation to give assistance if
judicial proceedings have already been initiated concerning
the same facts as the request is related to.
8.This Memorandum may be amended at any time by mutual consent.
9.This Memorandum is revocable at any time. The termination will
become effective as from the reception of the written
notification from the other Authority.
10.This Memorandum will become effective upon the signature by
Signed at Warsaw, Poland, on Nov.8.2006, in the English language
. （this English text being the agreed authentic text, and each
party taking the responsibility for establishing translation in
their own language）.
Money Laundering Prevention General Inspector of Financial
Center, Investigation Bureau Information
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