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We commit to fully implementing the FATF standards on transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons and arrangements and have taken legislative measures to this effect which entered into force on 1 January 2016.

Country: Switzerland

Status: underway

Themes: Beneficial ownership

Last updated: August 2018


Concrete: Concrete | New: Not New | Ambitious: Somewhat Ambitious


FATF mutual evaluation report December 2016: "Switzerland has adopted measures during recent years intended to reinforce the transparency of legal persons: companies must maintain a register of their shareholders/ partners and their beneficial owners, including for companies with bearer shares." "The measures applicable to small associations appear to be insufficient. "the dissuasive character of the applicable sanctions appears to be insufficient, since there are no sanctions of a criminal or administrative nature in the case of shortcomings regarding the reporting obligations. "Switzerland is largely compliant with rec. 24 and 25

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