1.Signed on June 30, 2010;
Entered into Force on June 30, 2010.
The competent authorities of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
(AMLD – Anti–Money Laundering Division, Investigation Bureau,
Ministry of Justice) and of ISRAEL (IMPA – Israel Money
Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority),
hereafter referred to as "the Authorities", desire, in a spirit
of cooperation and mutual interest, to facilitate the
investigation and prosecution of persons and entities suspected
of money laundering and/or criminal activity related to
money-laundering and/or the financing of terrorism.
To that end they have reached the following understanding:
1. The Authorities will cooperate to assemble, develop and
analyse information in their possession concerning financial
transactions suspected of being related to money laundering
or the financing of terrorism or criminal activities
connected with money laundering or the 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 or the
financing of terrorism and the persons or companies involved.
Any request for information will be justified by a brief
statement of the underlying facts.
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 written consent of the disclosing
Authority. It is understood and guaranteed that with respect
to the laws of respective authorities, information obtained
in accordance with this Memorandum of Understanding (“ MOU
” )is for intelligence purposes and it can only be used in
justice when related to financing of terrorism and/or money
laundering originating from specific categories of criminal
activity, mentioned in Annex I for IMPA and Annex II for AMLD
to this MOU. The AMLD and IMPA agree to keep the annex up to
date in case of change in the relevant national legislation.
3. The Authorities will not permit the use or release of any
information or document obtained from the respective
Authorities for purposes other than those stated in this MOU,
without the prior written consent of the disclosing
4. The information acquired in application of this MOU 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 receiving Authority for
similar information from national sources.
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 MOU.
6. Communication between the Authorities shall as far as
possible take place in English. Exchange of intelligence
information will take place, as far as possible, via the
Egmont Secure Web.
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 MOU may be amended at any time by mutual consent.
9. This MOU is revocable at any time. The termination will
become effective in two weeks from the reception of the
written notification from the other Authority. The terms and
conditions of this MOU dealing with the confidentiality of
information received prior to the termination of this MOU
will remain in force after the termination of this MOU.
10.This MOU will become effective upon the signature by the
Signed at Cartagena, Columbia, on June 30, 2010, in duplicate
copies in the English language, this English version being the
agreed authentic text and each party takes the responsibility
for establishing translation into their own language.
In Witness Whereof, the undersigned, being duly authorized by
their respective Government, have signed this MOU.
For the Anti-Money For the Israel Money
Laundering Division Laundering and
(AMLD), Terror Financing
Investigation Prohibition Authority
Bureau, Ministry of (IMPA), Israel,
Justice, Republic of
Yu-Yi, Chou Paul Landes