On 8 October, AUSTRAC announced that a new financial crime guide will help businesses to combat Australia’s illegal wildlife trafficking trade by identifying, targeting and reporting suspicious financial activity.  It draws on intelligence collected from known instances of wildlife trafficking operations and aims to educate the businesses AUSTRAC regulates on how illegal wildlife trafficking operates, the ways it can be detected by suspicious financial activity and when they should report to AUSTRAC.  In Australia, native reptiles are overwhelmingly the most trafficked Australian native live animal.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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