16-31 August 2008

Mission to Australia, to install goAML for testing in AUSTRAC (Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre) premises

In August 2008 goAML was installed at FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada) and AUSTRAC (Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre). On behalf of the IT Working Group (ITWG) of the Egmont Group, Fintrac and Austrac are undertaking a joint evaluation of the goAML application. The agreement for this evaluation to be undertaken results from a close working relationship that has developed between the ITWG and the UNODC goAML development team and UNODC is very grateful that two of the world's leading FIUs are prepared to devote considerable time and resources to this exercise. We expect that the outcome of the evaluation will be positive and that as a result of the expert assessment and input from Fintrac and Austrac the application will improve still further. It is expected that at least an interim report on the assessment exercise will be made to the Egmont ITWG meeting in Canada in October 2008.