9 Jul 2014

Samoa hoping to move off money laundering list

9:54 am on 9 July 2014

The Samoa government says it will ask to be removed from a list of countries known for money laundering and weak anti-terror laws.

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Photo: RNZ

The Asia Pacific Group will meet in China next week and will discuss a recent report suggesting Samoa's status be changed from the "enhanced follow up" category to the "regular follow up" category.

The group says Samoa has made positive progress in strengthening its security measures and the recent passing of the Counter Terrorism Act 2014.

Samoa's delegation to the meeting will be led by the Central Bank Governor, Maiava Aterina.