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Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
PO Box 10052, 80 Shedden Road
Elizabethan Square,
Grand Cayman KY1 - 1001
CAYMAN ISLANDS

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List of Equivalent Jurisdictions

Regulations 22(d)(ii); 22(d)(iii); and 23(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 allow persons conducting relevant financial business from or within the Cayman Islands to place reliance on AML/CFT legislation of specified countries for simplified customer due diligence.  Such list of countries is issued by the Anti-Money Laundering Steering Group pursuant to section 5(2) of the Proceeds of Crime Law and repeals the “Schedule 3” list of countries per the former Money Laundering Regulations (2015 Revision).

The current list and explanatory note as issued by the Anti-Money Laundering Steering Group can be found on the Portfolio of Legal Affairs website: www.pola.gov.ky. The list has been replicated below for ease of reference by interested stakeholders and persons conducting relevant financial business.


List of Countries and Territories deemed to have equivalent legislation pursuant to regulations 22(d)(ii) & (iii) and 23(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2017

Argentina Ireland
Australia Isle of Man
Austria Israel
Bahamas Italy
Bahrain Japan
Barbados Jersey
Belgium Liechtenstein
Bermuda Luxembourg
Brazil Malta
British Virgin Islands Netherland
Canada New Zealand
Cyprus Norway
Denmark People’s Republic of China
Finland Portugal
France Singapore
Germany Spain
Gibraltar Sweden
Greece Switzerland
Guernsey United Arab Emirates
Hong Kong United Kingdom
Iceland United States of America
India