Attacks : package of measures combating the financing of terrorism – BFMTV.COM
The fight against the financing of terrorism has been the subject of several new measures. At the time France commemorating the memory attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris and Saint-Denis, the financial intelligence unit Tracfin has seen its prerogatives enlarged, in order to better control the financial flows of suspects, among other measures introduced by a decree on the fight against the financing of terrorism, published this Sunday, November 13, 2013 official Journal (JO).
This order marks the entry into force of a series of measures announced by the Finance minister Michel Sapin after the attacks of November 13, 2015. Here are the details :
The text gives to the agents of Tracfin, a wider access to the file of wanted persons (FPR), including the famous “sheets S” of individuals suspected of radicalization. Attached to Bercy, Tracfin anti-money laundering, fraud in public finances and the financing of terrorism.
In the crosshairs of the authorities of Bercy, which are suspected to facilitate money laundering and the financing of terrorist acts, bank cards, prepaid see their use more restricted. The decree dated November 10, limit the use of prepaid cards, fixing a maximum value of 250 euros each as of January 1, 2017. And this, in a period of 30 days, for the rechargeable cards. These prepaid cards can only be used “for payments on the national territory”.
The text lowers by addition of 4,000 to 1,000 euros, the threshold beyond which the granting of credit to the consumer should be the subject of “due diligence measures”.
The obligation to declare to customs any transfer of money, securities or values of at least 10.000 euros, to or from a member State of the european Union (EU) is extended to transfers by “road, air, sea or rail”, made via transport companies or freight companies express. And this, from the December 1, 2016. This declarative obligation also applies in the event of transfers of capital between Saint-Barthélemy and abroad, says the decree.