Economic Crimes

The Economic Crimes Team (ECT) promotes compliance with international standards and best practices, including in particular those standards and practices aimed at the establishment of effective anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regimes.  As reflected in the illustration below, this broad mission and corresponding systemic approach to technical assistance implicates working relationships with a cross-section of counterpart stakeholders.  ECT partners with foreign counterpart regulatory, analytical, law enforcement and judicial authorities tasked in their country with ensuring a safe, sound and transparent financial system; targeting transnational criminal organizations and networks, including their illicit proceeds; and upholding the rule of law.


The ECT supports security sector technical assistance in functional areas to include, among others:

  • assessments and evaluations; 
  • counter terrorist financing;
  • border security operations and export control;
  • local, regional and national police operations;
  • prosecution and judicial functions;
  • financial intelligence unit operations; and
  • financial and non-financial (including Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs)) institution regulation and supervision.
Last Updated: 12/23/2014 3:22 PM