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Cooperation of the Guardia di Finanza


Cooperation of the Guardia di Finanza

Guardia di Finanza



Mission Outline

Beginning in April 2012, a senior officer of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza has been assigned to the Embassy of Italy on a rotational basis as an Expert. The Expert’s duty is to promote and to implement various forms of operational cooperation to contrast economic and financial crime and to protect Italy and the European Union’s financial interests.

The mandate of the “Guardia di Finanza” Expert is in accordance with legislation on economic and financial policing activities and is aimed at contributing, in the broadest context of the agreements between member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to the improvement of fiscal transparency and the exchange of information as well as to an increase in administrative cooperation between countries.

The Expert provides the Head of Mission with support and input as required for the activities of the Diplomatic Mission in matters within the exclusive purview of the Guardia di Finanza.

As part of his/her duties, the Expert:

  • monitors and updates information on the geo-political, financial, socio-economic, and criminal dynamics that relate to the Italian Sistema Paese;
  • develops and consolidates institutional relations with counterparts and:
    • more generally, with the finance administration of the host country to prevent international tax evasion and tax evasion;
    • with all other institutions and agencies tasked with the prevention and repression of the use of a national financial administration to launder the proceeds of criminal activities and to support terrorism financing;
  • analyzes the assessments conducted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regarding the implementation of regulations to prevent money laundering and the support of terrorism as well as the cases and best-practices in international cooperation within the Egmont Group;
  • applies qualitative observation criteria to publicly available information sources with direct and indirect implications on financial and economic issues in Italy and Canada.

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