On 5th September, American Shipper reported that the white papers says that a public distributed ledger system could help co-ordination between federal agencies and the private sector in combating trade-based money laundering (TBML). Identifying TBML is not part of the US cargo inspection process, which mainly relies on information provided by party manifests, the white paper states, and there’s no requirement for manifest information and invoice information to match, resulting in a lack of real-time data tracking necessary to combat TBML. In the paper, the Senator calls for a legislative agenda to counter TBML and disrupt drug trafficking; development of an appropriate US methodology and system to integrate necessary trade and intelligence data; prioritization by federal agencies in combating TBML through interagency and private-sector cooperation; and enhanced collaboration with trading partners to stop TBML.
The white paper is at –
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