Tuvalu

Sanctions

No

FATF AML Deficient List

No

Higher Risk

Not on EU White list equivalent jurisdictions

Medium Risk

Compliance with FATF 40 + 9 Recommendations  (no evaluation yet undertaken)
Corruption Index (Transparency International & W.G.I.)
World Governance Indicators (Average Score)

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ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING

FATF Status


Tuvalu is not on the FATF List of Countries that have been identified as having strategic AML deficiencies.

 

Compliance with FATF Recommendations


Tuvalu has not yet undertaken a Mutual Evaluation relating to the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing standards. 

SANCTIONS


There are no international sanctions currently in force against this country.

BRIBERY & CORRUPTION

Rating                                                                           (100-Good / 0-Bad)

Transparency International Corruption Index                           N/A

World Governance Indicator – Control of Corruption              59

 


ECONOMY


Tuvalu consists of a densely populated, scattered group of nine coral atolls with poor soil. Only eight of the atolls are inhabited. It is one of the smallest countries in the world, with its highest point at 4.6 meters above sea level. The country is isolated, almost entirely dependent on imports, particularly of food and fuel, and vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels, which pose significant challenges to development.

The public sector dominates economic activity. Tuvalu has few natural resources, except for its fisheries. Earnings from fish exports and fishing licenses for Tuvalu’s territorial waters are a significant source of government revenue. In 2013, revenue from fishing licenses doubled and totalled more than 45% of GDP.

Official aid from foreign development partners has also increased. Tuvalu has substantial assets abroad. The Tuvalu Trust Fund, an international trust fund established in 1987 by development partners, has grown to $141 million in 2013 and is an important cushion for meeting shortfalls in the government's budget. While remittances are another substantial source of income, the value of remittances has declined since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. Growing income inequality is one of many concerns for the nation.

Agriculture - products:
coconuts; fish

Industries:
Fishing

Exports - commodities:
copra, fish

Imports - commodities:
food, animals, mineral fuels, machinery, manufactured goods

 

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