CIFIU’s mandate is to facilitate the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of money laundering, the financing of terrorism and other serious offences in the Cook Islands.
CIFIU’s mission is to contribute to the national, regional and global fight against money laundering, the financing of terrorism and other serious crimes through its intelligence and compliance program.
Our Mission Statement
At the CIFIU, we strive to be a leader in the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing activities and thus contribute to a safe and stable financial and economic environment for the people of the Cook Islands and investors.
We embrace this mission through compliance examinations, information collection, analysis and the dissemination of information on suspected money laundering, the financing of terrorism activities and other serious crimes to relevant domestic and international law enforcement authorities.
CIFIU’s vision is to be a leader in providing timely and high quality financial intelligence in the global fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities and threats to the economy of the Cook Islands, while ensuring the protection of the information it holds.